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Spartak Moscow’s 2018 World Cup stadium completed

The Otkritie Arena, the new home to FC Spartak Moscow and a venue for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, has been completed.

The façade design for the 45,000-capacity stadium features 600 giant glass shingles in an armour-like structure inspired by the club’s diamond insignia.

Each shingle comprises four panes of glass and measures 8m x 5m. The ‘armour’ wraps the entire stadium, following the curves of the structure.

The aimed to create an exterior that could adapt to Moscow’s volatile weather conditions. The cladding wraps the stadium façade in a consistent lattice with the panels varying in solidity, translucency and transparency.

Aecom worked as engineer for the scheme, with Buro Happold carrying out the façade engineering. The architect was UK firm Dexter Moren.

The construction cost of the stadium was £250M.

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