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General information

  • Location address
    Uliza Dolschanskaja 2a, Nizhniy Novgorod
  • Location country
  • Year of construction
  • Name of the client/building owner
  • Function of building
  • Degree of enclosure
    Hybrid structure
  • Climatic zone
    Tundras and Mountains - very cold all year
  • Number of layers
  • Primary function of the tensile structure
    • Space defining elements


The stadium was designed by gmp architects from Germany for the 2018 World Cup. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Oka and Volga. The circular stadium provides seating for around 45000 spectators and was opened in 2017. It is located within view of the city center of the Russian metropolis in the midst of a park landscape that opens out to the bank of the River Volga. The design of the façade creates analogies with the theme of water that is a dominant feature in the city. Behind the colonnade that surrounds the building, a tensile cable structure holds blue and white membrane panels of irregular forms. The mesh membrane for these important design features were produced in Germany by Low & Bonar GmbH. The mesh that was used for the stadium’s façade in Nizhny Novgorod is Valmex TF400 with an openness of 30%. It serves for the wave - look in blue and white from the outside and at the same time gives an airy impression when seen from the grandstand’s
perspective at the inside. As it is the case at Volgograd Arena, Low & Bonar coated a specific blue which is not only to correspond to the architect’s idea of conveying the water image within the façade. At the same time it matches the color of the club that will use the stadium in the future.

Description of the environmental conditions

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Valmex® TF400

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
  • Form single element
    Flat appearance

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure

Involved companies