Construction of Luzhniki Ice Palace to begin in summer

Construction of Luzhniki Ice Palace to begin in summer
Draft engineering solution (draft design option)Photo: Press service of the Urban Development and Construction Complex
The new palace will have ice rinks, gyms, a swimming pool and a spa-centre.

Construction of a new ice palace at Luzhniki will begin this summer, Deputy Mayor for Urban Development and Construction Marat Khusnullin said. “Planning documentation has been finalised, project design has begun. We expect the construction to be finished in 2019,” he said.

The renovation of the complex that hosted the Moscow 1980 Olympics will give the city a new sports cluster. “The Luzhniki Stadium will be completed soon, and the construction of an ice arena will follow suit. Additionally, more facilities will be built to serve the needs of both athletes and city residents,” Marat Khusnullin said.

The ice palace project was greenlighted by the Architectural Council of Moscow. It will be built at the site of the older ice arena. The two-storey high building will have two training rinks for 100 athletes each, a 500-seat stadium and a six-lane swimming pool. An underground car park for 130 vehicles will be built as well.

The façade will feature vertical fine sheets to stop the glare from sunlight. The two entrances will be adorned with stained-glass panels with crystal-like embellishments.