Olympic Village (Moscow)

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Olympic Village Moscow (state 2005)

The Olympic Village Moscow ( Russian Олимпийская Деревня , Olimpijskaja Derevnia ) was built for the 1980 Summer Olympics . It occupies an area of ​​107 hectares and is located southwest of the city center of Moscow , a good seven kilometers as the crow flies from the Luzhniki Olympic Stadium and the part of the other Olympic facilities located there. The buildings have been used for residential purposes since the Olympic Games. The Olympic Village with about 12,000 inhabitants is now part of the Troparjowo-Nikulino district of the western administrative district of Moscow.

Plant and architecture

The buildings erected between 1978 and 1979 ( P3 / 16 series of prefabricated panels) in the residential zone of the Olympic Village look outwardly similar to the typical residential developments in Moscow at that time. They each have 16 floors and the facade was painted white. The 18 apartment blocks are arranged at right angles to each other, so that they form three large inner courtyards. The athletes lived in 2- to 3-room apartments, with a maximum of two athletes per room. Their interior consisted of simple furniture, which was mainly supplied by manufacturers in the Soviet Union , and partly also by companies from Finland , Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany . Each residential unit also had a kitchen. During the games, a total of 8,310 guests were accommodated in the apartment blocks. A large number of small sports facilities were available to the athletes in the Olympic Village so that they did not have to leave the complex to prepare for competitions.

Cultural programs as an integral part of the Olympic Games were held in the Cultural Center of the Olympic Village. In addition to a library with over 7000 books in 45 different languages, various concerts and shows were organized over a month in the Olympic Village. The village's sports, cultural and supply facilities were arranged on its periphery. Some of the buildings have been used as schools, kindergartens and clinics since the Olympic Games. The cultural center north of the residential zone was initially used by the Roskonzert concert agency as a concert hall in the Olympic Village and from 2002 onwards it housed the Vladimir Nazarow State Music Theater for National Art. In 2014 the building became part of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and, after renovations, reopened under the name Philharmonia-2 . In addition to the Rachmaninov concert hall with 1,100 seats, there is a theater hall for 230 and a chamber music hall for 177 spectators.

Architects of the Olympic Village were ever. Stamo, S. Karpowa, M. Schugajewa, A. Muromski, A. Samsonow, A. Bergelson, W. Korkina and I. Novizkaja. O. Kedrenowski and Je were responsible for the buildings of the supply and cultural area. Barbyshev in charge. The design of the cultural center and later concert hall with monumental mosaics in the foyer was carried out by Boris Talberg (1930–1984; hospitality ) and Vladimir Samkow (1925–1998; culture. Art. Theater ), for which they were awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1981.

"New Olympic Village"

New Olympic Village in Moscow in winter (state 2018)

The 1980 Olympic Village is now also known as the “Old Olympic Village” to distinguish it from the “New Olympic Village”, which was built for the first World Youth Games in 1998, a predecessor of the Youth Olympic Games . The “New Olympic Village” is now a fenced-in residential complex on a total area of ​​24 hectares and consists of 5 residential complexes, urban infrastructure and a park. Olimp-99 is located two kilometers from the "Old Olympic Village", closer to the city center in the Prospekt Vernadskovo district at one of the highest points in Moscow.



  • A. Žuravlëv, A. Ikonnikov, A. Ročegov: Architektura Sovetskoj Rossii . Strojizdat, Moscow 1987, p. 349–354 ( architecture of Soviet Russia ; Russian, partly English).

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Official Report of the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow
  2. «Филармония-2» Концертный зал имени С. В. Рахманинова. Ministry of Culture of Russia (Culture.ru), accessed November 8, 2018 (in Russian).
  3. Official website of the Society of Owners of the Olimp-99 , accessed November 8, 2018, (Russian).

Web links

Commons : Moscow Olympic Village  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 55 ° 40 ′ 24 ″  N , 37 ° 27 ′ 48 ″  E