Kiev Olympic Stadium
On the occasion of the UEFA European Football Championships in 2012, which Ukraine is staging jointly with Poland, the rebuilding of the Olympic Stadium for the final game has been realized.
The new design for the reconstruction of the stadium respects the historic fabric with its important filigree prestressed concrete upper tier built in 1968, the frame of the new roof structure being detached and placed clear of the existing bowl. This most distinctive feature is therefore being encased in a new filigree glass façade and will be duly illuminated with appropriate lighting. The plinth structure of 1948 arising from the location of the stadium on a slope at the West End also was rebuilt in a different guise during reconstruction. The geometry of the lower part of the stand was completely redesigned and updated in accordance with safety requirements. Particularly at the west end of the stadium, beneath the main stand, extensive premises were constructed for players, VIP guests and press representatives. After the conclusion of the European Football Championships in 2012, an athletics track will be inserted, enhancing the functionality of the stadium. When the glazed structure of the stadium is illuminated at night, it is an urban landmark in the cityscape of
downtown Kiev. The interior of the stadium, with seats for around 68,000 people, gains an individual, unmistakable identity with a membrane roof structure incorporating air supports and domes of light.
The new stadium was inaugurated on 8th October 2011, the first international match after the opening was held between Ukraine and Germany on 11th November 2011.
(text from architects' website)
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• bus (№ 69), trolleybus (№ 3, 40), fixed route taxi (№ 171, 411, 427)
• car (if you decide to get to the stadium by your own car, please take into account that it is difficult to find parking places in the 1.5 km zone around the stadium. We recommend using alternative ways in order to get to the stadium.)
• taxi (it is possible to conclude the agreement with taxi company to provide reduced tariffs for the passengers who want to get to the stadium)
NSC Olimpiyskiy provides equal access to the stadium for people with disabilities. It will be created all necessary conditions at the main arena of Ukraine: from specially parking places to the comfortable seats at the stands with easy access and separate toilets.
Especially for visitors with special physical needs NSC Olimpiyskiy provided 150 seats at the stands with the beautiful pitch view. 105 of them are located on the first tier at the east stand, 25 - in the first row near the pitch and 20 seats - in the VIP-zone.
In order to provide maximum comfort for the fans with disabilities at the stadium it is also equipped special fast food outlets and 4 sanitary rooms: 1 - at the pitch level, 3 - at the first tier gallery. Visitors with disabilities can get to their seats by the lift.
Parking zone for the disabled –150 parking places) – is located opposite the stadium, under the Troitska square. Also at the main stadium of Ukraine it will be created all necessary conditions for the Paralympian competitions, and in future – for the Paralympic Games.
Design: Volkwin Marg with Christian Hoffmann and Marek Nowak
Project leader: Martin Bleckmann, Roman Hepp
Staff (design): Michael König, Christoph Salentin, Olaf Peters, Heiko Faber, Sebastian Möller, Roman Hepp
Staff (execution): Roman Hepp, Andreas Wietheger, Clemens Dost, Christiane Wermers, Jonathan Gerlach, Anke Appel, Irina Stoyanova, Franz Lensing, Jan Philipp Weber, Dominik Heizmann, Sebastian Hilke, Irina Bohlender
Co-operation: with Personal Creative Architectural Bureau Y. Serjogin
Structural concept and design roof: schlaich bergermann und partner – Knut Göppert with Markus Balz and Thomas Moschner
Structural engineering: Kempen Krause Ingenieurgesellschaft
Technical equipment: b.i.g. Bechtold Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Landscape design: St raum a.-Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten mbH
Client: National Sport Complex „Olympiysky“
Construction period: 2008-2011
Photographer: Marcus Bredt
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