Volgograd, prospekt Lenina 76
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The Stadium was built at the foot of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex, near the Volga River. The previous stadium from 1958 was demolished to make room for the new arena. Originally the Stadium was meant to be part of a whole sports complex. The plans for the swimming pool and other facilities were postponed because of budget reasons.
Apart from being venue of several group games Volgograd Arena will host FC Rotor Volgograd in the future. Project Institute ARENA, an architects’ office that was founded in 2011, did the design and engineering part of the planning. PI Arena is general designer for public venues in different regions of Russia with a focus on developing sport facilities and stadiums.
Low & Bonar worked in partnership with Russian engineering contractors Stroytransgaz and Kurganstalmost to deliver a hard-wearing architecture membrane which can withstand extreme weather conditions, incorporating a challenging design. The upper cover is composed of blue and white rhombi. The blue diamonds accumulate at the outer fringe of the roof. The Russian branch of Maffeis Engineering worked on the fabric part of the roof. Kurganstalmost, a company originated in bridge building, integrated the fabric into the roof’s steel construction.
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VALMEX MEHATOP F1 TYPE IV
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Maffeis Engineering S.P.A.
Low & Bonar GmbH