The Ministry of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation issued a permit for the commissioning of the mountain Olympic village located at an altitude of 1,130 meters above the sea level on the “Rosa Khutor” plateau and is meant as a place of lodging for skiers, snowboarders and freestylers.
42 buildings of different heights have been built on the plot of 23 hectares during two years. The place will be able to accommodate 2600 sportsmen and sports delegations participants during the Olympics. One can get to the Olympic mountain village by car or by cable way. The houses (or chalets) are constructed in alpine style which is characterized by pitched roofs, long balconies and natural wood decoration. Following the style, the facades are lined with wood and light water-resistant metal siding stylized as wood. The foundations of some buildings are covered with natural stone. The architecture of some of them wanders from tradition, still maintaining the overall color scheme and the plastic of facades, as “Architecture of Sochi” reports.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina