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Last edited 09 Jan 2017
Chelyabinsk Congress Hall
In January 2017, the Russian architectural practice PIARENA unveiled their competition-winning designs for a new Congress Hall in central Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Catering for the summits of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organisation), the sculptural structure will span the Miass River.
To emphasise the curve of the river, it will be a solid volume, with a rectangular footprint, but swooping up like a sail at its coreners, rising to heights of 61 and 150 m.
Located at one of the narrowest points of the river, the structure is arched to allow boats to pass beneath, and provide a pedestrian crossing. Both of the curved ends are to be clad in glass and topped with observation decks.
The design won the Archchel-2020 competition for a new Congress Hall, and will be used for summits, meetings, concert events and exhibitions.
Content and images courtesy of PIARENA.
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