Erick van Egeraat wins international competition to design VTB Arena Park
Erick van Egeraat has been awarded first prize in the closed international design competition for VTB Arena Park in Moscow on the initiative of the VTB Bank. The Park comprises the redevelopment of the Dynamo Moscow stadium and its surrounding park. The 300,000 sq m VTB Arena Park is thought to be one of the largest projects that will be developed in the Russian Federation in the coming years. VTB Bank will provide an investment of approximately €500m for the development of this large-scale project. The Dynamo Moscow stadium is located at Petrovsky Park in the heart of Moscow, a site that has a rich history that goes back to the year 1782, when Catherina the Great ordered the construction of the Petrovski Palace.
VTB Arena Park includes the redevelopment of the Dynamo Moscow stadium and its surrounding park. Erick van Egeraat proposed a contemporary multifunctional urban regenerator that will play a key role in transforming its wider surroundings. Erick van Egeraat’s 300,000 sq m multifunctional culture, health and sports centre will be developed on a 116,000 sq m site and will comprise a 45,000-seat Stadium Arena for Dynamo Moscow, a 10,000-seat Arena Hall, a Retail and Entertainment complex, restaurants, parking and other facilities.
The two stadiums will be situated within the ring of the old stadium, preserving the perimeter façade of the existing arena and integrating it functionally and aesthetically into the new proposal. To be financially self sustaining, VTB Arena Park will also host cultural and retail facilities. The mix of sports, culture and retail facilities hopes to create profitable and vibrant activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The design allows the existing park to be completely preserved as a public, green area. Parking facilities will be included underground, and horeca and sports training facilities will be included above ground, with the park continuing over the roof of these functions.
Erick van Egeraat and his Russian partner Mikhail Posokhin (Mosproekt-2) selected a team of Russian and internationally acclaimed consultants for this competition, including Bollinger + Grohmann structural engineers, Amsterdam ArenA Advisory, Artec Acoustic consultants and Illuminator lighting consultants. Erick van Egeraat’s design was chosen out of five international competitors, including NPS Tchoban Voss with gmp von Gerkan Marg und Partner, STD development with Interstudio, ABD with Perkins Eastman International, and Mosproekt 4 with Populous.