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Ice Arena

Project details:

Double glazing units with outer high selective glass and inner laminated glass. Shaped units. Balustrades with digital printing both flat and curved.

Project description:

Bolshoy Ice Dome is a 12,000 spectator stadium and has been designed for the hockey event during the Olympic Games. After the Games it will be used as an ultra-modern multifunctional sports and entertainment complex.

This unique building has a modern expressive design to appear like a frozen drop which perfectly complements the landscape. To realize the architect’s idea, each IGU in the arena’s dome has an individual trapezoidal shape.

The Bolshoy Ice Dome, as well as other Olympic projects in Sochi, are BREEAM certified, an international "green building" standard. GLASSBEL, an ISO14001 certified company offered the best solution in terms of performance, an IGU with high selective coated glass and laminated safety glass inside. The outer pane with its high selective properties fulfills the heat protection function, protects premises from overheating in the summer while maintaining a high level of transmission throughout the year and reduces building heating costs in the winter.

Thanks to energy-efficient solutions of our IGUs, the Bolshoy Ice Dome meets the requirements buildings efficiency and at the same time is comfortable to be inside during any season of the year.

We supplied products not only for the facade, but also for the interior of the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Balustrades for the skyboxes were made of low-iron tempered and laminated glass. The elevator and some of the balustrades were designed with the use of screen printing to imitate the design of the frozen drop internally.

Project info

  • Location: Sochi, Russia
  • Area (sqm.): 7000 sqm.
  • Architect: Nikita Tsymbal