Russia – Theme park on Olympic campus in Sochi
A year-round theme park is under construction in the campus for the Winter Olympics 2014. The park will combine state-of-the-art technology and international trends in entertainment with Russian art and folklore. Drees & Sommer is representing the principal as project manager and is responsible for the award of technical contracts.
The 54-hectare amusement park will offer a wide range of attractions reflecting milestones in the nation’s history as well as excerpts from fairy tales and sagas. The attractions are divided into four thematic areas: an Avenue of Fire with 42 torches representing past Olympic Games host cities, an interactive world of science and fantasy, a world of heroes with characters from Russian literature, and a magic forest with themes from Russian fairy tales. The park will offer leisure and recreational activities for Sochi and the surrounding areas.
With a capacity of 2.4 million visitors per year, the whole Krasnodar region hopes to benefit from economic development opportunities both during and after the 2014 Winter Olympics. The overall project involves 13 additional subprojects to be completed in time for the Winter Games, including two
shopping centers, a riverbank park, a Welcome Center, Olympic gardens, as well as luxury and beach hotels. There will also be a building for the
International Organizing Committee and a residential complex.
The first phase of the complex with 35 attractions built by leading entertainment industry manufacturers from Germany, the Netherlands and the United States is already under construction. Drees & Sommer is representing the principal as project manager and is responsible for the award of technical contracts and technical supervision.