New SPA Center in Luzhniki Will Have Sail-Shaped Roofs

29 April 2019

Luzhniki stadium will have a new spa center where athletes can recover after workouts. It will be designed in the style of the Prairie House and harmoniously integrated in the green landscaping, said the chief architect of Moscow Sergey Kuznetsov.

The project was designed by art group Kamen. The center will be designed in the style of the Prairie House developed by the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The main idea of the project is the fusion of the building and nature. This kind of architectural structures often have vast glazed surfaces and the so-called open interiors where one can easily access one room from the other.

The distinctive feature of the new center at Luzhniki stadium is warped roofs in the shape of flying sails. The building will be divided into separate protruding spaces where the textured surfaces of the walls alternate with large stained-glass windows. The stadium welcomes a lot of athletes who will now have a place where they can recover after a workout. As mayor Sergey Sobianin said, the stadium is constantly developing: besides the main arena and the nice children’s grounds, the Luzhnetskaya embankment was landscaped, and such significant athletic centers as the Center of Artistic Gymnastics and the Palace of Water Sports are under construction, said Sergey Kuznetsov.

The project previews five separate units each of each will have its own spa zone, a massage room, showers and a changing room; a system of passageways will be connecting the rooms as well as the main hall and the cafeteria. From here visitors will be able to access the terrace with a pergola. Moreover, the center will be surrounded by a system of small internal courtyards with boxwood hedges.

The façades will be covered with ceramic granite of light color with brick cladding texture. The total area of the building will be around 3700 m².

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