The reconstruction will make the Luzhniki Water Sports Palace a state-of-the-art swimming centre.
The six-storey sports complex covering 56,500 sq m will have three sports pools, a water park with nine water slides, sports and training halls, relaxation spa areas and food courts. The Water Sports Palace will also have a surfing simulator to make artificial waves.
This complex will become not only one of the largest in Moscow, but also one of the most convenient. The building has several zones for comfortable recreation for both professional athletes and swimming amateurs.
The Water Sports Palace interior will be in high-tech style. The design has been approved by the Committee for Architecture and Urban Development (Moskomarkhitektura).
“This modern architectural style is easy-to-maintain and has many glass parts. Transparent surfaces give the room extra light and space. White, grey, blue colours and white metal shades will dominate the pool’s design. The walls and pillars will be covered with fibreboards and glass, and the floor will be made of natural stone. Geometric shapes – rings – will be the key design element. They will be represented in the decoration of fences, walls and ceilings, the shape of pools, fountains, lighting fixtures and interior items,” said Sergei Kuznetsov, Moscow’s Chief Architect.
He added that the swimming complex guests will be able to sunbathe in the open air in summer. In the hot season, the transforming roof will be moved apart.
The rooms will be decorated with tropical palm trees in pots similar to fishing boats, bright volleyball balls, frisbee (a flying plastic disc) and kites. The hall will be decorated with a 5 m high sculpture composition of three female swimmers, made of metal wire.
The ground floor will have a shopping arcade with sports stores, a bar, a restaurant and changing rooms. The first floor will have swimming pools, one of which, with 10 50m tracks, will be made as per the Olympic standard. There will be two 25-metre pools nearby.
The pools will have a digital screen to broadcast competitions, sports events schedules. It will also show water and air temperature, time.
The water park, which will occupy a part of the ground, first and second floors, will have a swimming pool and a children's pool, an underwater massage and a thermal pools opening onto the street. It will also have nine slides - from children’s to extreme ones.
The pool will be equipped with a surfing simulator to make artificial waves. The wave height will be adjusted from a control panel: the maximum water level will be two metres up the pool side.
Visitors will also be able to go to a thermal health complex with several types of steam rooms, hot tubs, treatment rooms and a lounge space. The 4th floor of the swimming complex will have sports halls with changing rooms and showers.
The Luzhniki swimming centre is to open in September.
Reconstruction is in progress in the sports complex to make it an international sports cluster. Another project scheduled for completion by the end of this year is a rhythmic gymnastics centre for big-time Russian and world gymnastics stars to train and compete.
In 2020, the construction of Russia's largest tennis club will be completed. It will cover more than 20,000 sq m and accommodate 15 tennis courts, squash courts, a ping pong zone, a universal badminton gym, paddle tennis and beach tennis courts.
The Martial Arts Palace will open on Luzhniki Street by late 2021, adjacent to the football patches in the northern part of the complex. One part of the Palace will have a Sambo centre, and the other - a boxing centre. This modern glass ceiling building will also have two pools and halls with stands for competitions.
On the Vorobyovy Gory, ski slopes for slalom and snowboard competitions are planned to be constructed.