These are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

By Attila Nagy on at

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will start on February 6th, 2014. The Russian Empire has built a bunch of brand new arenas for the upcoming winter sports fiesta. This is our collection of the artistic-futuristic architecture of the Sochi Games, built from scratch in the past few years.

 

Outside of Shayba Arena, Alder, Russia

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

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The Shayba Arena is designed to accommodate 7,000 spectators. The venue will host Olympic ice hockey competitions and Paralympic ice sledge hockey competitions.
Photo and caption: Michael Heiman/Getty Images


 

Fisht Olympic Stadium, Alder, Russia

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Capacity: 40,000. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held here, after the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games it will be used as a venue for Russian national football team matches and as a training centre.
Photo and caption: Michael Heiman/Getty Images


 

A view of the Bolshoy Ice Dome

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

This is where the Ice Hockey will take place. Capacity: 12,000.
Photo and caption: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

The ice of the Bolshoy Ice Dome

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

The Sochi Winter Olympic Park in the Costal Cluster

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo : Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

Iceberg Palace and Fisht Stadium

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

The Iceberg Skating Palace, centre, and the Fisht Olympic stadium, right.
Photo and caption: Ivan Sekretarev/AP


 

Iceberg Skating Palace

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

A worker drives a Zamboni machine across the ice in the Iceberg Skating Palace. Capacity: 12,000.
Photo and caption: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

Keeping it Clean

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

A worker cleans the exterior glass walls of the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi.
Photo and caption: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

The Iceberg skating arena

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Igor Yakunin/AP


 

The Main Media Centre

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Two stray dogs stand in front of the Main Media Centre in Alder, Russia.
Photo and caption: Michael Heiman/Getty Images


 

Night Lights

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

The Bolshoi Ice Dome, background centre, the Iceberg skating arena, right, and the Fisht Olympic Stadium, left, are illuminated at night.
Photo and caption: Lesya Polyakova/AP


 

The Sanki Sliding Centre

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Capacity: 5,000.
Photo and caption: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images


 

An Austrian athlete at the Sanki Sliding Centre

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP


 

The Bolshoy ice dome illuminated at night

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: Ivan Sekretarev/AP


 

A figure walks the concourse at the Bolshoy Ice Dome

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: David J. Phillip/AP


 

The 2014 Olympic cauldron

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Photo and caption: David J. Phillip/AP


 

The Ice Cube Curling Centre

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Capacity: 3,000.
Photo and caption: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images


 

The RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Centre

These Are the Futuristic Venues of the Upcoming Winter Olympics

Capacity: 7,500.
Photo and caption: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images


Top photo: Michael Heiman/Getty Images