The main stadium design, in addition to the venue overlay plan Populous has prepared for the 2014 Games, delivers a wonderful vision for the Olympic Winter Games, and a lasting sustainable legacy for Sochi. Its sweeping form responds to both its coastal location and mountainous backdrop, and engages with its surroundings by day, and provides an iconic representation of the colour and spectacle of the games when illuminated at night.
The building sits in a prominent location on the Sochi Olympic plaza. The stadium is driven by a desire to utilize the form and transparency of the skin of the building, to expose structural elements and preserve viewing corridors to the mountains and sea. The dynamic relationship between the curvature of the roof edge and the podium frames views both into and outward from the stadium.
The seating bowl accommodates event configurations between 25,000 and 45,000 seats to address Olympic opening, closing, and medal ceremonies, as well as full FIFA stadium compliance to meet its world cup host venue ambitions. Outside of major event mode, the bowl reverts to a compact and atmospheric environment, with a continuous lower bowl flanked by two upper wing terraces housed within the main arches of the stadium.
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