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    Bolshevik Loft, 7 June 2023
    Metropolis at the SBC business breakfast

    On May 30, the Bolshevik Loft hosted a business breakfast "SportObject 3.0", where participants discussed issues of effective management in sports, import substitution, shared their experience in operating sports facilities, and also spoke about new projects.

    Denis Dubinin, Senior Project Manager at Metropolis, was invited to the event as an expert, where he discussed with other participants the issues relevant to the industry, and also spoke about the peculiarities of design of sports facilities and some of the implemented sports projects of Metropolis.

    11 experts took part in the panel discussion:

    1. Denis Dubinin, Senior Project Manager, Metropolis;
    2. Alexander Roslyakov, Director of the Department for Investment Development and State Property Management of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation;
    3. Andrey Belyakov, Deputy Director of the Design Department, public non-for-profit organization "Sole Customer";
    4. Nikita Starkov, Head of the Sports division of international group of companies “Lighting Technologies LLC”;
    5. Alexander Ugvaria, Chief Project Engineer of TsNIIPromzdaniy JSC;
    6. Kirill Makarishchev, Technical director of FC Torpedo;
    7. Vadim Belyakov, Architect of the Russian Basketball Federation Center project;
    8. Andrey Shishkin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mirproekt;
    9. Valery Krutov, Director of the Autonomous Institution of the Republic of Mordovia "Sports Complex Mordovia";
    10. Pavel Pochtennov, Deputy General Director, Interactive Digital Solutions;
    11. Petr Zhurov, Head of the Perm Arena project.

    The event was moderated by Alexandra Savraeva, Development Director at SBC. She opened the business program, noting that by the end of 2022, the volume of paid physical culture and sports services in Russia had surpassed pre-pandemic numbers. According to the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, there are more than 353,000 sports facilities in the country, with a recent increase in stadiums with 1,500+ seats, indoor sports facilities with artificial ice, flat sports facilities, swimming pools and sports halls.

    Denis Dubinin's speech at the business breakfast "SportObject 3.0". Video: vsporte

    In his speech, Denis Dubinin drew attention to an important difference between sports facilities and residential or commercial facilities - after the completion of construction, the building is not just rented or sold, it is operated and gradually generates income. Therefore, when designing, many details must be foreseen in advance so as not to make adjustments already at the construction stage or during operation.

    On the other hand, the choice of equipment should often be left to a later stage, as the multimedia devices used in sports venues can become obsolete during the construction process, due to the rapid development of technologies. Also, the current issues with the supply of foreign equipment makes the situation unpredictable. At the same time, the quality of equipment produced in Russia is increasing at an extremely fast pace. This is another reason to hold back equipment estimation for a later stage of the project, as new Russian solutions appear quite often. And what needs to be carefully thought out at the early stages is the infrastructure for technological solutions.

    Denis also spoke about some of the sports projects implemented by the Metropolis company. In particular, about the Rhythmic Gymnastics Palace of Irina Viner-Usmanova. An important issue in the design of the engineering sections was ventilation and air conditioning of the main arena. It was necessary to achieve a strict restriction of air mobility in the central part of the arena, so that the gymnastic ribbons would not sway during exercises. To create the correct microclimate, the CFD mathematical modeling system was used.

    The Surf Park Volna became a unique project, since this sport is practically not represented in Russia at all, and many decisions had to be made without a reference point. Denis shared his experience in designing a multifunctional sports complex with an ice arena on the territory of the Mnevnikovskaya floodplain, as well as reconstruction of the Luzhniki Sports Palace into an ice palace for the Spartak hockey club.

    The organizer is the holding “SBC. Sport Business Consulting”, which regularly holds business breakfasts, webinars and conferences dedicated to the sports business and the problems of sports infrastructure in Russia.

    Read more about this event on the SBC website.