Torpedo Stadium Reconstruction will be Designed by Michel Remon & Associes
Michel Remon & Associes, a French architectural bureau, has won the competition for the reconstruction of E. Streltsov Stadium (Torpedo). This was announced at the presentation of the new stadium project by representatives of the organizer of the competition — Ingrad. Developement Group.
Work on the stadium is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020. The main task that the architects faced was to preserve the originality and the spirit of Torpedo in the new sports facilities, to respect the history of the club and Danilovsky District. Three projects from England, Spain and France reached the final of the competition for the architectural concept of the stadium reconstruction.
According to the organizers of the competition, all the projects were interesting, but the concept of the French bureau more fully meets the requirements and wishes of the customers. After the reconstruction, the arena will meet modern requirements of the RFU and UEFA. The capacity of the stadium will increase to 15 thousand seats, on the territory there will be a parking for 780 cars. The stadium will keep the famous ladder of fame for football fans and club players, a football club museum will appear there.
The facade will be decorated with a three-dimensional emblem of the club and the images of famous players. Public spaces will be created around the arena, as well as specialized spaces for professional athletes and a children’s school. It is planned to organize various sports clubs, including boxing and wrestling, in the renovated multifunctional sports center.
Torpedo Stadium was built in 1959, and today it is named after a famous Soviet forward of Torpedo Moscow Eduard Streltsov. In 2016, the Moscow City Council approved the project of the central sports arena and E. Streltsov Sports Center (Torpedo Stadium). The project was coordinated by OPIN Development Company, which also planned construction around the stadium. In 2017, the project of integrated development near the stadium was sent back for revision by Architectural Council.