Ruben Reddy Architects 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia venue designs

Okana welcomed Ruben Reddy to the international partnership earlier this year and are already enjoying learning from and collaborating with our new South African friends.

Established in 1988, Ruben Reddy Architects have a team of 59, based at six offices around South Africa. Ruben Reddy Architects has an established reputation in sport architecture, healthcare and public-sector buildings, as well as extensive experience in large-scale transportation hubs, spatial planning and urban design.

Ruben Reddy Architects has been appointed as specialist sports consultants in several countries around the globe. The practise has conducted numerous assessments for FIFA compliance as well as feasibility studies to determine the viability of various stadium upgrades.

Having worked on Russia’s successful bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, they were happy to share their role in this project with the Ryder Alliance.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Bid 

The Russian Bid Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup approached Ruben Reddy to form part of the technical team responsible for the design and planning of the proposed venue infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Ruben Reddy played an integral part in the development of the bid submission that Russia submitted to FIFA to win the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Among the various inputs that the firm contributed to the submission were design proposals for five iconic stadiums to be built for the event.

Project: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Bid

Client: Implenia

Status: Bid complete in 2010

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Stadium Infrastructure Overlay, Planning & Design

Ruben Reddy was appointed by the 2018 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee infrastructure agency ARENA 2018 to design and plan the temporary infrastructure (Overlay) required to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup for various venues in Russia.

The role of Ruben Reddy included the analysis of the stadium and stadium precinct, traffic and stakeholder’s flow studies, identification of space availability within and around the stadium precinct, design of the masterplan for the temporary infrastructure, stakeholders’ access to the precinct and stakeholders’ separation and movement as well as the design of the temporary buildings required. The tasks undertaken included the submission and approval of the proposed planning and design by the relevant FIFA constituent groups.

The appointment included the following venues:

– Ekaterinburg Stadium,

– Kaliningrad Stadium,

– Samara Stadium,

– Nizhny Novgorod Stadium and

– Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

2018 FIFA World Cup LOC International Stadium Consultants

Ruben Reddy Architects was appointed as a technical consultant to assess the several venues for FIFA compliance for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup venues included:

– Spartak Stadium,

– Kazan Stadium,

– St. Petersburg Stadium,

– Sochi Olympic Stadium and

– Saransk Stadium.

These venues were assessed to ensure they meet all FIFA space and technical requirements to host a World Cup match.

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Project: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Commissions and Appointments

Client: Local Organising Committee – Arena 2018

Status: Completed in 2015

2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar.

Ruben Reddy was also appointed to design and plan the temporary infrastructure (Overlay) required to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup for various venues in Qatar.

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Images supplied by Ruben Reddy 

The Okana partners look forward to sharing Ruben Reddy Architects extensive expertise from various sectors with our clients on their relevant projects.