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July 2010 / News


Artec is on the winning team for VTB-Arena Park in Moscow, Russia

Artec is pleased to be part of the winning team for the VTB Arena Park in Moscow, Russia. Artec is providing comprehensive design & planning services for all aspects of the venue related to performing arts usage, including comprehensive acoustics, venue configuration, and specialized performance equipment systems.

(Excerpts from Erick van Egeraat press release)

Erick van Egeraat . . . was awarded the first prize in the closed international design competition for VTB Arena Park in Moscow on the initiative of the VTB Bank. The 300,000-m2 VTB Arena Park is one of the largest projects that will be developed in the Russian Federation in the coming years.

VTB Arena Park comprises the redevelopment of the Dynamo Moscow stadium and its surrounding park. 300,000-m2 multifunctional culture, health and sports centre will be developed on a 116,000-m2 site and will comprise a 45,000-seat Stadium Arena for Dynamo Moscow, a 10,000-seat Arena Hall, a Retail and Entertainment complex, restaurants, parking and other facilities.

Erick van Egeraat and his Russian partner Mikhail Posokhin (Mosproekt-2) selected a team of Russian and internationally acclaimed consultants for this competition, including Bollinger + Grohmann structural engineers, Amsterdam ArenA Advisory, Artec Consultants and Illuminator lighting consultants.

Erick van Egeraat’s design was chosen out of five international competitors, including NPS Tchoban Voss with gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner, STD development with Interstudio, ABD with Perkins Eastman International, and Mosproekt 4 with Populous.

The final jury . . . praised the design for its ‘all-under-one-roof’ concept, providing a multifunctional mix of sports and cultural facilities all concentrated in and underneath the current stadium perimeter.

Other key characteristics of the winning proposal are:

  • historic preservation: the two stadiums will be situated within the ring of the old stadium, preserving the perimeter façade of the existing arena and integrating it functionally and esthetically into the new proposal
  • self sustaining business model: to be financially self sustaining VTB Arena Park will also host cultural and retail facilities. The mix of sports, culture and retail facilities creates profitable and vibrant activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
  • full FIFA compliance football (soccer) stadium: the complex is designed in full compliance with the FIFA regulations, allowing the stadium to play a significant role in Russia’s ambitions to host the 2018 FIFA world cup.
  • transferium: the combination of retail, parking and metro next to the Leningradskiy Prospekt make the project an excellent transportation hub. This allows for all-year-round commercial exploitation of the parking facilities, and would help offloading the city’s congested roads.

About the site

The Dynamo Moscow stadium is located at Petrovsky Park in the heart of Moscow, a site that has a rich history that goes back to the year 1782, when Catherina the Great ordered the construction of the Petrovski Palace. Over time, restaurants, terraces, concert pavillions and even a cinema studio were erected in the park, becoming a main Moscow cultural and entertainment get-away. The Dynamo stadium was inaugurated in 1928. In order to comply with contemporary international requirements, and to support Russia’s bid to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Administration of the Stadium and VTB in 2010 organised the tender for the development and reconstruction of the Dynamo site.

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