SCA Arena Sports and Concert Complex

Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The design of the new SCA Arena Sports and Concert Complex in St. Petersburg follows the tradition of the unique era of constructivism, and applies its expressive, open design language to a contemporary context: the filigree framework of its construction, based on Tatlin's “Monument to the Third International”, refers to the flowing, dynamic movement of a person skating around the stadium. Without changing the planning of the existing Arena, a second, structural layer is created, which serves as a supporting structure for the overlying, dynamically cantilevered roof. This creates a covered arcade that is protected from sun, rain, and wind, and can also be used to shelter shops and lounge zones. The roof of the building is shaped like a flattened dome and is equipped with LED lights that will be visible from afar.

St Petersburg, Russia

Project design year

Project website

Extra visual materials

COOP HIMMELB (L) AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner.
COOP HIMMELB (L) AU was founded in 1968 in Vienna, Austria. Wolf dPrix is leading the studio as CEO and Design Principal. The studio has a multicultural team of 60 people strong from more than 15 countries. With over 50 years in practice, Coop Himmelb (l) au is an expert in developing and executing complex, timely and highly meaningful projects in the fields of architecture, urban planning, design and art worldwide.

Author of the project
Design Principal: Wolf dPrix Design
Partner: Alexander Ott
Project Partner: Benjamin Schmidt
Project Architect: Tyler Bornstein
Project Team: Leonard Kern, Irina Sorokina, Albert Sumin, Poltak Pandjaitan, Balbina Scheitnagl, Shir Katz, Eren Adan, Elizaveta Karpacheva
3D Visualization: Constantin Papachristopoulos, Christos Grapas, Iraklis Alexandros Kallioras, Tudor Sabau
Graphic: Jan Rancke

LLC Gorka

Other participants
Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann, Vienna, Austria
Facade Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger and Grohmann, Paris, France
Lighting Design: a·g Licht, Cologne, Germany
Landscape Planning: Rajek Barosch Landschaftsarchitektur, Vienna, Austria
Traffic Planning: Rosinak & Partner, Vienna, Austria

Status of the project
Under construction