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Nizhny Novgorod Sports Complex, Russia

Ski Jump Development Russia – design by Wilkinson Eyre Architects

17 Mar 2009

Nizhny Novgorod Sports complex Russia

Wilkinson Eyre’s designs for new Winter Sports complex in Russia unveiled

Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Wilkinson Eyre Architects has unveiled designs for a new 300,000m² ski jump and sports complex in Russia’s historic city of Nizhny Novgorod.

The state funded development, to be used as a training facility and reserve site for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, will include 5 Olympic Ski Jumps with spectator grandstands, an indoor ski bowl, an indoor skating rink, an aqua park and a Nordic competition cross country ski course, along with a 5-Star hotel and luxury apartments – all linked by an internal retail mall.

Nizhny Novgorod Sports Complex Russia
image : Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Located on a steeply wooded site on the banks of the Volga River, the design responds the natural topography of the river bank and sits between the city’s historic Kremlin and famous 17th Century Perchersky Monastery. Otherwise fluid and low lying in form, the project is defined by a dynamic and expressive 125 metre high ski jump structure which rises above the skyline.

Matthew Priestman, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, commented: ‘Our proposals are a response to a complex brief on a sensitive site. Nizhny Novgorod was once a famous ski-jump centre and this heritage is celebrated by placing the ski jump as an iconic form at the heart of the scheme, with the additional elements of the complex designed as low lying forms along the banks of the river.’

Nizhny Novgorod ski jump building Russia
image : Wilkinson Eyre Architects

Russian Winter Sports Complex – Building Information

The Government of Nizhny Novgorod Region
SU-155 Group of Companies, Moscow
Nizhegorod Kapstroy Real Estate, Nizhny Novgorod
Prosperity Project Management, Moscow
Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London

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Location: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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