The Olympics Complex is located close to the Kopet Mountains in Ashgabat city center, an excellent location in terms of transportation routes. This complex, which will host the 2017 “Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games” (AIMAG), will consist of multipurpose structures and premises suitable for different sporting events.
The overall concept of the project was prepared by Polimeks, and has been designed by international project and engineering companies experienced in the design of world-famous sports facilities where major sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, have been held.
The Olympic Complex project will be completed in three steps; Polimeks is responsible for the architectural/engineering designs, construction and landscaping of social facilities including the facilities for various sports branches, hotels, accommodation and restaurants for the athletes, and commercial centers and recreational facilities. As such, the premises to be built by Polimeks are the 5,000-capacity water sports facility, 4,000-capacity tennis facility, 5,000-capacity indoor athletics facility, 6,000-capacity indoor velodrome, 15,000-capacity team sports arena, 5,000-capacity individual sports arena, outdoor sports areas, a 450-bed VIP hotel, an 800-bed hotel, a media center, residences for athletes, cultural centers, business center building and indoor/outdoor car parks. As part of this project the Olympic Stadium, which currently has a capacity for 30,000, will also be enlarged, extending its capacity to 45,000 and bringing the stadium in line with the requirements of international sports federations. All of the premises to be constructed under the project will meet all standards for training and competitions in diverse sporting branches including karate, judo, boxing, cycling, tennis, swimming, weightlifting, athletics, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, volleyball and handball.
In addition to the construction of the buildings withing the project, Polimeks is responsible for the supply and installation of sports equipment to be used inside the buildings, as well as the supply and installation of multimedia systems, security systems, IT infrastructure and other equipment required by the management of these premises. Polimeks will complete the project on a “turnkey” basis.
In addition to the construction of the buildings and premises, a striking coherence will be achieved in landscaping works by integrating the aesthetic approach with the requirements in terms of pedestrian traffic management. A 5-kilometer monorail system is planned to be laid around the complex in order to meet the transportation needs.
The total base area of the project is 1.3 million m² and the total construction area of the premises is over 1 million m².