The restoration of historical walls has begun at the Ekaterinburg Arena
“Sinara Development” (part of the Sinara Group), the general contractor for the stadium reconstruction project in Ekaterinburg for the 2018 World Cup, has begun work on the historical facilities of Ekaterinburg Arena. Restoration is subject to the elements of the stadium, recognized as a cultural monument of the 50s of last century: the historical walls of the northern and southern stands, the sculpture of the steelmaker, the girl with the torch, the football player, the shooter, the skier and the milling cutter, the fence and the building of the cashier. In addition, the inner side of the historic wall will be renovated using high-quality clinker bricks.
Currently, at the construction, restorers are removing old plaster from historical walls, the total area of which is about 4000 square meters. In the future, a new plaster layer and a waterproof coating will be applied to the facade. The architectural ensemble will completely retain stucco decor, and other historical elements of the main entrance group. For these works, modern high-strength bonding materials, plasters and resistant paints will be used. According to Timur Ufimtsev, CEO of “Sinara Development”, restoration of historic walls is a complex of facade work and requires jewelry precision and craftsmanship. The main task of specialists is to preserve the architectural appearance of the building. "There is a special section devoted to the technologies of preservation of the cultural heritage monument in the reconstruction project. On this issue, the company "Sinara Development" closely interacts with the Office of State Protection of Cultural Heritage of Sverdlovsk region. The restoration work is planned to be completely finished in autumn 2017" - Ufimtsev said.
At the beginning of construction work on the reconstruction of the sports complex, the foundation of the historical part was strengthened. In the future, the stability of historical walls was ensured by their bonding through metal bonds to the reinforced concrete constructions of the stands.