Sochi construction part 4 (lots of pics)

Big Ice Arena: Innovation Architecture

The authors of the project, the engineers design department of sports facilities NGO "Mostovik" embody the innovative architectural idea.

The project has a large ice arena for hockey’s rich past. The original sketch was carrying the image of Faberge eggs, embodied in stone, metal and glass. Today, Omsk designers proposed and implemented a new idea imaginative solutions arena — media facades.

— We proposed an idea that really liked the customer — "Olympstroy" — says one of the main architects of the project Nikita Tsymbal. — In the arena will cover mounted diode lights, combined into a single network and are able to transfer any image. Thus, the facade of the Bolshoi Ice Palace, fades into the roof, will be an interactive video screen that will change the face of sports facilities.

Today, authors of the project is working on options for visual content that will be broadcast to cover the arena and become part of the show during the opening and closing ceremonies. Perhaps the media facades will send the viewer and to the aesthetics of Faberge Easter eggs, so the original plan would be reimagined. Also actively explored the idea of placing inside the large ice arena lighting system capable of smoothly change the color of the interior in accordance with the image on media facades.

Construction progress (August 2010):

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