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    16 January 2020
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    On December 26, 2019 The New Year's issue of the information and analytical magazine "All about the world of construction" (No. 6, December 2019) was published, summing up the results of the construction year. Alexander Vorozhbitov, General Director of Metroprolis and Pavel Golovin, Chief Project Engineer of Metropolis, told the magazine about the reconstruction process and design features of another landmark sports cluster in Luzhniki.

    In November, the Water Sports Palace was opened in the Luzhniki sports cluster. It is already clear that the new facility is very popular and is a center of attraction for the most diverse category of visitors.

    To comply with the status of a modern complex and the author's concept developed by UNK Project, at the design stage, Metropolis analyzed and worked out in detail engineering and design solutions. One of the main technical tasks was to ensure increased structural safety requirements while maintaining architectural and planning solutions. As a result, complex structural solutions are hidden behind expressive and beautiful facades, which fully fulfill their purpose.

    The peculiarity of the design scheme was determined by the rich functional zoning with clearly defined logistics of the water park, sports, commercial and ancillary premises. Monolithic staircase and elevator blocks, which are the cores of rigidity, simultaneously serve as supports for metal structures of the upper levels of floors and coverings. This solution made it possible to realize bold architectural ideas and place a 50-meter sports pool on the second floor, while providing a spacious lobby group on the ground floor directly below the pool. And in the areas adjacent to the water park and pool, we managed to realize visually attractive open spaces and place exciting water attractions.

    Steel trusses are supported on reinforced concrete structures through all-round movable spherical support parts, and support units developed by Metropolis specialists allow transferring loads of up to 650 tons. The implementation of these solutions made it possible to design large-span spatial metal structures, which are cross trusses that are resistant to progressive collapse. The trusses with parallel belts and with spans of 30 and 46 meters have a height in the axes of the elements of 3.6 meters, which successfully accommodated technical rooms and utilities. The schematic diagram of the installation of the metal structures of the water park was worked out already at the design stage, taking into account the weights of the shipping marks of the structural elements. Later, this scheme was successfully implemented at the installation stage.

    When designing metal structures, special attention was paid to fire safety and corrosion protection, since some of the structures are located in an aggressive environment. As fire protection, an epoxy-based composition was chosen, which simultaneously performs the function of anti-corrosion protection, which was confirmed in laboratory tests. The selection of the finishing layer of the required color made it possible to fit the metal structures into the space of the water park, taking into account the requirements of the designers.

    The top-level steel structures are the foundation for the supporting structures of the aluminum roof, which has been developed by the world leader in the design and manufacture of pool and water park coverings. At the junctions of the aluminum trusses with the supporting structures of the building, the requirements of the developer of the roof for the conditions of support and deformations were taken into account. Sunlight penetrating through the translucent aluminum roof effectively highlights the brightly colored attractions of the water park. In addition, the roof has the ability to open for natural ventilation during the warm season, which will significantly increase the comfort for visitors to the water complex in the summer. In bad weather, artificial tropics will be provided with engineering systems that maintain a microclimate all year round, 24 hours a day.

    The water sports palace has included a large number of non-standard and original solutions of the entire project team, which made it possible to create a significant object that can improve the life of all its visitors.

    Read the article on the website of "All about the world of construction" website.