Construction of the stadium “Zenit Arena”

Large projects always cause great interest. Many, especially without understanding, begin to scold. It’s the easiest way! Others, turning his head slightly, admire the engineering and technical solutions. He has escaped this fate and under construction stadium “Zenit Arena” in St. Petersburg. The project is complex, expensive, but very interesting technically. And some of the solutions used in the stadium, just unique.

From 1950 to 2006, in St. Petersburg Krestowsky Nehru Stadium. He was one of the largest stadiums in the world – was the largest in the Soviet Union, Russia and European Union.

The last official match was played on the field July 6, 2006, and by the end of 2006, construction began on a new and almost the most expensive stadium in the world. The project budget is approximately 35 billion.

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In 2007, that pile field and earthworks have been completed was performed. In 2008, the project was ready, passed the state exam, but due to various conflicts of evaluators construction stopped.

In December 2008, construction resumed. But in December 2009, after reviewing the stadium project to fulfill FIFA revealed that a number of criteria is already building the stadium does not meet these standards. The main complaints are made to the configuration of the stands (comfortable visibility, location of hatches). Open space is virtually nonexistent. To correct the deficiencies identified in April 2010, was brought new designer in general, which has extensive experience in the development of sports facilities (eg stadium “Locomotive” in Moscow).

Here are some photos of this amazing building.

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