April 12, 2011

Supermodern Sports Facilities

In February 2011 Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan, witnessed the 7th Asian Winter Olympic Games. During the Games the best athletes from 27 Asian countries competed for a total of 69 sets of medals in 11 sports. Kazakhstan team earned the 1st place in the team event and set a new record having won 70 medals, 32 of which are gold.

Another important achievement of Asiad is brand new sports arenas that will serve Kazakhstan athletes for trainings long after the Games are over. The Kazakhstan Sport Palace, for instance, is equipped with a modern skating rink with 1000 seats stands and meets all Olympic standards.

On the 1st of February the Palace hosted men’s ice hockey championship between Kazakhstan and China national teams. The game was attended by the President of Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The new skating rink was built employing unique Lindab Buildings constractions. The building possesses a 6400 m2 non-standard arch roof supported by special pillars and a gallery connecting the main building with the rink. The erection of the building was carried out by Contractstroy-A Company, Lindab Buildings authorized Builder from Astana. The design was made by the architect Vladimir Laptev.

LMR600 seamed roof system used in the project with integrated natural ventilation is perfect for the acutely continental climate of Astana with its rigorous winters and sultry summers.

The new skating rink will promote further achievements of Kazakhstan sportsmen!

Builder: Contractstroy-A
Customer: Astana city administration
Architect: Vladimir Laptev