A large demountable structure was required in order to provide an aerial rehearsal venue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies. This is the first time that a fully self-contained unit has been provided for the aerial artists. For previous ceremonies, the aerial acts have shared an overall general rehearsal space. Inside the structure a 20m x 15m fly rig was installed and raised by 12 motors. This flying rig enabled FX Flying to install their winch/aerial flying system for the artists to practice with. The structure comprised of two separate pedestrian entrances and a 5m x 4m clear opening for set use.
ES Global’s Role – ESG was contracted by the Ceremonies Staging Agency to design, engineer, build and de rig the structure.
Project Title – Sochi 2014 Rehearsal Space
Client – Ceremonies Staging Agency Russia
Designer – ES Global
Engineers – Momentum
Location – 1-1 Olympic Park, Sochi Winter Olympics
Project Value – £443,096.00
Project Duration – 9 months
Project Completion – March 2014
External Footprint Area – 836m2
Internal Deck Area – 770m2
Build Period – 14days
Dismantling Period – 8 days