Ice Rink by the Sea / AB CHVOYA

Curated by María Francisca González
FACTORY, TEMPORARY INSTALLATIONS, RECREATION & TRAINING • SANKT-PETERBURG, RUSSIA
Architects : AB CHVOYA
Area : 2000 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Grigoriy Sokolinsky
Manufacturers : AutoDesk, Adobe, Trimble
Design Team : AB CHVOYA
City : Sankt-Peterburg
Country : Russia

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky

Textual content description supplied by the architects. The skating rink by the ocean within the Sevkabel house PORT is a small momentary seasonal undertaking throughout the large-scale transformation of the territory of the historic Sevkabel manufactory (Siemens & Halske), situated on Vasilyevsky Island.

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky

The structure of the rink derives from seaside location in addition to from the economic context. Virtually rectangular ice discipline is tightly match between the fence and the present industrial building.

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky

Within the middle of the rink, preserved timber kind a small spherical island, that naturally divides ice into a number of zones. At floor stage, the ice discipline is related with the present building, the place rental and locker rooms are situated.

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky

With a purpose to protect the entry to the embankment from the within of the complicated, a bridge was mounted over the ice exit, which not solely connects completely different areas of Sevkabel PORT, but additionally serves as a viewing platform for observing skating rink and a picturesque sea panorama.

© Grigoriy Sokolinsky

Supplies and constructions are easy but efficient – wood pine planks are used for cladding the exterior constructions, whereas the inside of the rental pavilion (part of the previous manufacturing facility corridor) is generally organized by corrugated galvanised iron and preserved unique texture of the workshop. Vibrant neon infographics distinction the restrained nature of the rink’s architecture.