The Avangard Stadium was built in 1954 and has never been overhauled since then. At the start of design work in 2021, many structures collapsed or were in disrepair. However, the main architectural dominants in the style of classicism have been preserved. Therefore, it was decided to restore them: an entrance group with a colonnade from the side of Shosse Enthusiastov, 2-storey administrative building and the stands of the stadium.
In particular, two previously lost mosaic panels on both sides of the entrance group were restored, which were an important detail of the soviet neoclassical style. The administrative building and stands for 1500 seats were reconstructed with the restoration of characteristic elements.
It was decided to keep all linden alleys and valuable plantings. A pedestrian fountain of 153 jets with light and music accompaniment was created on the central alley from the entrance group to the administrative building. To the left and right of the central alley there are sports grounds - volleyball, basketball, badminton and table tennis, as well as 2 playgrounds with equipment for developing dexterity and coordination of movements.
To the east of the stadium, a new multifunctional sports hub was designed, which includes an obstacle course on artificial terrain. 4 hills of different heights between which there is a winding path with various obstacles, to overcome which you will need to show dexterity, strength and endurance. Also in this zone there are sports grounds with equipment for crossfit, workout, a separate zone of a skate park and a pump track.
Working on the project for the restoration and development of the Avangard sports complex, we decided to breathe new meaning into its name and recall the eponymous direction in Russian art at the beginning of the 20th century. It was decided to implement this idea in the form of elements of landscape design, navigation media, small architectural forms and art objects located on the territory, as well as in the form of new pavilions located in the eastern part of the territory.
These pavilions form a new core of the Avangard sports complex, consisting of five buildings: children's, rhythmic sports, martial arts, team games, and extreme sports. The pavilions are located in such a way that a square is formed between them, which is the internal center of the composition. In the spirit of avant-garde, the square's configuration in the form of a rounded pentagon crosses the pavilions, cutting off their corners and forming stepped tribunes highlighted in red. Thus, a multifunctional public urban space with ample opportunities is being formed - from quiet rest in the morning, sports events during the day, to music concerts and theater performances in the evening. In winter, the amphitheater area will be used as a skating rink.