Sliding Center Sanki, Rzhanaya Polyana, Russia
For the project of the Bobsleigh Track Geopanel Star was chosen which was used to build the columns of the large installation from where the bobsleighs depart and descend. The track was located in the Sliding Center “Sanki”, Rzhanaya Polyana, right next to the Krasnaya Polyana Resort in Sochi, Russia, a cozy and picturesque town half hour ride from Sochi. This is one of the only bobsleigh tracks in Eastern Europe, built in 2012 for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 1km long, 121m elevation and 17 over-banks giving an impressive maximum speed of 120 km/h.
Geopanel Star is a modular and reusable formwork, made of high resistance ABS. It makes possible to create different size columns with the same panels and it does not need any mechanical mean for the movements in the worksite. In this case, it was perfect, thanks to its high strength it was possible to build the high columns of Bobsleigh track. In fact, our solution can take all the wear and tear of a construction site, while simplifying the concrete forming tasks and improving the site logistics. It is adjustable to any column and worksite size.