The Bolshoy Ice Dome is an indoor sports arena located in Sochi, Russia. It opened its doors in 2013 and it has a capacity of 12,000 spectators.
The venue formed part of the Coastal Cluster of venues for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. It hosted the ice hockey competition during the 2014 Olympic Games, serving as the main venue for the men’s tournament and hosting the medal matches for the women’s tournament.
Ruben Reddy Architects were responsible for the conceptual design and planning of the arena as well as the design of the interior public spaces. The venue had to be fully compliant with the International Ice Hockey Federation requirements in order to be able to host the Ice Hockey competitions during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The concept design was inspired on a frozen drop of water.
At a function held in Cologne on 23rd October 2015, Ruben Reddy Architects received a Silver Award for their Bolshoy Ice Dome. The award was conferred by the International association of Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS), a Recognised Organisation of both the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees. The jury concluded that the 12000-seat plus 128 wheelchair Arena sets new standards for universal access in Russia.
Bolshoy Ice Dome, Winter Olympics 2014
Sochi Krasnodar Region, Russia