The Ice Palace, Igora Ski Resort
The Ice Palace is a sports and entertainment centre and part of the Igora ski resort located just outside St. Petersburg. A FOAMGLAS® compact roof was chosen for the low-pitched roof that is often covered in snow. FOAMGLAS® was chosen for its compressive strength and continuous thermal protection in extreme conditions.
The Ice Palace is a sports and entertainment center of the "Igora" ski resort com plex. It is located just 50 km from St. Petersburg, in the highest point of the region. Igora, a modern ski resort which has beautifully combined all the elements of infrastructure and recreation to the highest of European standards, is a very popular destination for Russians and foreign tourists.
It is fast becoming one of the biggest resorts in Europe. It offers stylish hotels and cottages, challenging ski slopes, snowboarding and traditional curling alongside a SPA complex, swimming pools, numerous restaurants and bars.
The Ice Palace itself is an arena with a capacity for up to 500 people. It features an ice rink, a cinema, conference hall, billiard hall and a bowling alley. The complex also has stunning panoramic restaurant and bar. Because of the complex building physics, a FOAMGLAS® compact roof was chosen by the architect as the ideal solution for the low pitched roof which is often covered by snow. FOAMGLAS® has been installed on a sloped steel deck and finished with copper standing seam sheets.
FOAMGLAS® was used in the design due to its high compressive strength and its ability to achieve continuous thermal protection in a difficult environment. It is really a high performance system which meets all the required standards even under arduous internal and external conditions.