New design: The literal Olympic stadium

source: StadiumDB.com

New design: The literal Olympic stadium Russians often design things differently but this brightly coloured literal attempt at Olympic rings symbol still stands out. See renderings now, then the actual stadium from late 2020 onwards.

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Located in south-eastern Moscow, the sports complex was built in 1969 and initially named AZLK (Automobilnyi Zavod imeni Leninskogo Komsomola), from the car manufacturer beside which it was created. Just like the company, it was later rebranded to Moskvich but unlike Moskvich the car, Moskvich the stadium still exists.

The car plant went bust in 2010, when the stadium was still awaiting its promised reconstruction. It didn't happen then, however this time things are certain to go forward. Moskvich was included in the list of 35 Moscow sports facilities to be reconstructed by 2023 and works on its site should conclude already by the end of 2020.

Stadion Moskvich© Комплекс градостроительной политики и строительства города Москвы

With contractor tender already ongoing and new design in place, we should expect reconstruction to begin early into 2019. The project is priced at RUB 1.86 billion (or $28 million). It may seem like a steep price for a one-grandstand training stadium, but keep in mind there's extensive landscaping within the Moskvich complex also planned.

Stadion Moskvich© Комплекс градостроительной политики и строительства города Москвы

Everything will be replaced, from the field and running track, through new floodlight masts to the brand new grandstand. Its layout stands out globally as it will be divided into round section rather than angular ones, each for one of the Olympic circles, with exact colours included. This way it's clear for everyone that the stadium serves also as an Olympic preparation complex.

With 4,200 seats in the auditorium, the grandstand would offer 4 levels of facilities, providing both modern sporting amenities and commercial floor space for event use. In total the stadium's facilities would grow from 1,800 to 9,000 m2.

Stadion Moskvich© Комплекс градостроительной политики и строительства города Москвы

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