mmcité in the 2018 World Cup
A mile long stretch of benches
We go on with the Olympic track! After the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and the Olympic Village of Rio de Janeiro, we have become part of another sporting event – the 2018 World Cup, which takes place from 14 June to 15 July 2018 in Russia. For the largest sports stadium in Luzhniki, we manufactured and delivered 15 Portiqoa circular benches, 300 Portiqoa arched benches and 600 portable Portiqoa benches in standard design. The Portiqoa bench is specific with its softly molded aluminum alloy side legs, which work with an interesting optical effect of diagonally built walls. The seat and the backrest are made of massive wood slabs. Other benches and trash cans will find their use in the vicinity of the brand new and hypermodern Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg, which can accomodate up to eighty thousand spectators and is known as the Pearl of the World Championship.
The implementation of the entire project began in 2016 and the architects who were managing the reconstruction of the stadium and adjacent areas had a concept of what the furniture would look like at that time. Their idea was rather conservative, so we, with their consent, changed it. We have proposed the adjustment of our portiqoa bench, which we have already used at the Olympics in Rio. For Moscow, we have designed a solution that allows to build long, uninterrupted lines, both straight or arched. The result shows that they have really fitted into this important place, adds co-owner and principal designer David Karasek.