The Palace of Water Sports in Kazan, Russia was designed by the architectural practice of SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov as a part of the student games park and its complex of sports buildings which hosts the worldwide summer student games in 2013.
The student games will have contests of swimming, water polo, platform diving, synchronized diving and swimming and once the games are over the citizens of the city and students of the Tatar state academy of physical culture will be able to train here.
The palace hosts three basins a universal one, one specialized in water jumping and the standard one each of them separated from the others through glass dividers. The tribunes offer seats for around three thousand persons, a VIP area and there is the possibility to increase the number with another thousand through the use of additional collapsible tribunes.
The design uses three hinges as bearings that create a structure similar to the lancet arches that are traditional for the Tartar style while the processed wood covering the pool was chosen specifically for its resistance to humidity and severe climate.