The Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex is the symbol of Moscow and of Soviet sports. Stadium’s façade of 1956 is still relevant today. Luzhniki’s elegant image is a monument to a whole era, remembered and appreciated by Muscovites. That is why it was important for the constructors during the reconstruction to preserve the building’s historic architecture, to save the atmosphere and the spirit of this stadium. Only glasses were modified: stained glass panels and molding elements were replaced with perforated metal plates with sports illustrations that accentuate the unique personality of the stadium and make it more impressive. From the outside Luzhniki is still the same beloved stadium, but inside it has the most modern filling.
Innovative technologies in engineering helped avoid errors and inconsistencies during reconstruction. Luzhniki is one of the first facilities in Russia to use BIM modeling during construction.
Thanks to using virtual prototype it became possible to distribute crowd flow inside the future stadium. Spectators, athletes, journalists, and staff will be able to follow their own routes without interfering with each other.