In the course of his visit Sergey Sobyanin placed a memory capsule in the foundation of Luzhniki swimming pool currently built by RD Construction.
Mr. Sobyanin examined the site of rebuilding the historic swimming pool Luzhniki and signed a special message placed in the memory capsule to be mounted in the foundation of the future center. The solemn ceremony was also attended by Marat Khusnullin, Sergey Kuznetsov and CEO RD Construction Oleg Zhukov.
TODAY WE ARE LAYING A CAPSULE AT THE SITE OF THE FUTURE CENTER OF WATER SPORTS IN LUZHNIKI. IN SPITE OF ITS SOLID AGE, LUZHNIKI STILL IMPLEMENTS UP-TO-DATE PROJECTS. NEAR THE BIG SPORTS ARENA, AT THE SITE OF THE OLD RUNDOWN BUT RECOGNIZABLE AND BELOVED LUZHNIKI SWIMMING POOL, A NEW CONTEMPORARY CENTER OF WATER SPORTS IS BEING ERECTED, WHICH WILL THRICE EXCEED THE PREVIOUS POOL IN TERMS OF TOTAL AREA
In the course of reconstruction the area of the swimming pool facility will increase from 19,700 to 56,500 sq m. The water surface will increase thrice – from 2,000 to 6,000 sq m.
RD Construction’s specialists will recreate the authentic colonnade. Furthermore the historic bas-reliefs removed from the old building will be placed inside the new facility on the wall of the main entrance to the pool area.
The new building will retain the main features of the old premises, but at the same time state of the art technologies and engineering solutions will be used.
AMONG THE CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICS IS THE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY TO THE RIVER, WHICH REQUIRES DISTINCT DAMPROOFING AND WATER DRAWDOWN TECHNOLOGIES. WE USED THE LARSSEN SHEET PILES TO SHUT OFF WATER DURING THE CONSTRUCTION AND TACKLE FOUNDATION SLAB WORKS. OUTWARDLY, THE SWIMMING CENTER WILL FULLY RESEMBLE THE OLD EDIFICE IN TERMS OF FORM AND ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT, AND WILL IDEALLY FIT INTO THE PARK LUZHNIKI AND BIG ARENA CONCEPT, WITH MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL AND ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS HIDDEN BEHIND THE HISTORIC EXTERIOR OF THE BUILDING
The old building’s dismantling had been completed by the end of 2014. Starting from 2016 in-situ concreting works have been underway for the purpose of laying the foundation slab of the rebuilt swimming pool. The construction works must end in 2018.
Every day more than 10,000 people will be able to visit the swimming pool and go in for sports there. It should be noted that the new building is also designed for kids, whereas the old facility was meant only for swimmers older than 16.