Dutch Architect to Renovate Russia’s Dinamo Football Stadium

30 June 2010 (Last Updated June 30th, 2010 18:30)

Dutch architect Erick Van Egeraat is to design the reconstruction of the historic Dinamo Football Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian bank VTB Group will provide $1.4bn towards the overhaul, which is expected to help Russia's bid to host the 2018 World Cup, according to Bloomberg.

Dutch architect Erick Van Egeraat is to design the reconstruction of the historic Dinamo Football Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Russian bank VTB Group will provide $1.4bn towards the overhaul, which is expected to help Russia's bid to host the 2018 World Cup, according to Bloomberg.

The architect beat five other firms to win the scheme, but some design changes will have to be made following recommendations by the city's mayor.

The scheme's height is expected to be reduced to blend in with the neighbouring 18th-century park and palace.