Apart from its functional features, Krasnodar Stadium is designed specifically to be a symbolic structure that reflects the contemporary aspects of the booming city preparing for the World Cup of FIFA 2018.

Moreover, stadium is going to be a magnet for public interaction with its surroundings; landscaped space motivates pedestrian routes through the green site, enriched with shops, cafes and leisure activity zones.

The form of the stadium resembles the Mobius Band; constructed on a 44.6 hectares site, the plan is a square with curved corners, nested in the landscaped public setting.

The design introduces innovative solutions adopting high technology principles for operational management, interaction with the environment. 

The stadium can be used for different sports and gathering purposes but it is mainly programmed as a soccer field, which will be covered with high quality artificial grass that fits the FIFA and UEFA criteria. In accordance with various needs the field will be covered with high-tech materials. The stadium will be able to host every kind of multi-use event in the same stadium without deterioration of the performing surfaces.

Align with the elliptical outer form; the circulation line creates dynamic and peaceful areas. Entering and leaving the stadium, people will be able to walk in or out, via a safe and secure path and spectators will be welcomed and discharged via 72 separate portals around the stadium. 50 thousand people can enter and exit at the same time.

Service roads and 7000 outdoor and 500 indoors car parking capacity are planned, and a space for 300 busses is granted.

The ticket offices are located outside the secure spaces, in the public zone.

50,000 people have a direct experience of the games at every angle of the four grandstands; the stand installations are built with optimal viewing positions. The spatial effect of the stadium creates a surrounding sense, in the stadium, the spectator feels surrounded by the outdoor and the immense sky.

The stadium is conceived as a three tiered solution with 50.633 seats, with the middle belt reserved as the VIP Stands that houses 40 hospitality units and business boxes, with 6.130 seating capacity, with their private circulation and access areas incorporated within. Lower stand with 16.632 seating capacity and the upper stand with 27.871 seating capacity surround all four sides. All tiered seats have an unobstructed view.  Each spectator’s platform has its separate stairways; vertical transportation provides easier access to the roads around the stadium, fulfilling to FIFA and UEFA standards.

Private units and entrances reserved for players, referees, press and VVIP.Behind the different levels of the stand areas kiosks for food & drink and sufficient number of restrooms are situated.

Before getting into the stadium, as a part of it, the precinct is designed as a dynamic “fan zone” where sports spectators gather before and after the games. Besides being a stimulating and enjoyable place to visit for football fans and spectators, the ring around the stadium is designed as an extremely accessible public park that serves the neighborhood in non-match days, as well. Offering something for all age groups, urban park improves community and economic assets that help revitalize the environs, with its trade and leisure capacity alongside the greenery.

Located in the north part of the city within the north-west sector at the crossing of Dzerzhinskiy and Alexander Pokryshkin Streets, the stadium will be the main figure in the socio-business area that include sporting and entertainment facilities.

The neighborhood is partly residential and mainly a part of the developing sports zone, in addition to the convention center and the hotel as its integral. The stadium, and its organization of environs, associates the sports compound and the convention complex by adding a pedestrian route, looping around the main structure. A 22-meter wide pedestrian street serves as a natural urban circulation zone. The two piazzas at the North and South ends of the bowl form, define the main entrances of the stadium as they also become the core of the street activity.

Side channel and the piazzas, forming the fan-zone and the landspaed public space, can work actively all days without an entrance fee, yet, ticket controlled and secure zones, starting at these pizzas, will be dedicated for entering the stadium.

In the new traffic organization, the two parallel roads - reaching the zone from the city center - converged, instead of adjoining the highway at 90 degrees; doing this, the area becomes more pedestrian-friendly and streets merge in the master plan, as opposed to the boulevard terminating as a sharp dead-end.

Wind animated exterior fašade, composed of thousands of aluminum panels, move with the air motion. Inspired by artist Ned Khan’s design, the facade consists of a vertical veil of rotating vertical fins that wraps around the stadium spanning between the two perimeter steel structural sections. The currents reveal the ever-changing patterns with glitters on the surface. As the panels sway free, without touching each other, they do not generate a noise, yet a continuously engaging flow creates a meditative and aesthetic vision. Even laying on the grass, watching the soft flux of light and colors will become a playful reason to be around. Vibrant atmosphere of the stadium inside physically embodies on this natural screen that yields an expressive interface.

Communities interested in park destinations that foster healthy activities especially for families and children. Benefiting the football extravaganza, the stadium promotes a festive venue inside and around it.

Accessible via public transport and extremely open to pedestrian routes and lively activities, the Stadium creates a symbolic link between people and the city. The stadium is conceived as a playground for all; it will constitute a charming urban landscape and become a new scene in Krasnodar tallying with the synergy of sports, games, hospitality, nature and contemporary architecture.

Construction Area: 527.560 m▓
2012 / russia