FIFA World Cup 2018, Bid Russia
On December 2nd 2010, Russia was awarded the FIFA World Cup 2018. Prior, the Bid Committee has appoint NUSSLI to provide overlay planning for temporary infrastructures for the stadiums and the precinct in relation to the bid. Furthermore NUSSLI was appointed to be responsible for the planning of the Main Media Center (IBC and MPC), media facilities at the stadia and the FanFest locations in each host city.
For the bid a total of 16 stadiums in 13 host cities have been worked out. All host cities are located at a distance of maximum 2,000km from Moscow. Only the stadiums for final (Luzhniki, Moscow) and semifinal (St. Petersburg) are existing, all other stadiums will be built newly. The Bid Committee understands the importance of overlay planning to upgrade stadiums to FIFA World Cup needs. Building sustainable stadiums according to legacy requirements and expanding up to the required capacities secures a long lasting successful stadium. In building various areas temporarily for FIFA World Cup, the legacy stadiums are optimized in terms of investment and maintenance costs as well as for environmental aspects. The concept for overlay facilities and equipment is based on experiences gained during a number of past FIFA World Cups. Presuming the future development of technical equipment and features until 2018, NUSSLI defined the location and size of overlay facilities; however leave the technical infrastructure to be developed according to latest trends at appropriate time. With this approach we guarantee to meet the latest FIFA requirements at the time of the event. In using overlay as a major element in the design concept for the Russian Bid, NUSSLI seeks to develop long lasting sustainable stadiums for all host cities.