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Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Impressive Architecture and Efficient Construction with Nemetschek Group Solutions.

Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center


Moscow, Russia

Nemetschek Group Brands



CPU Pride

Astonishing Building managed in one single BIM model.

Software solutions from GRAPHISOFT, Solibri, and Allplan were involved in planning and “shaping” the Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center in Moscow. The sports facility seats 4,000 people and hosts competitions and training events. Its striking feature is the unique roof shape resembling the form of a gymnastic ribbon fluttering above the ground. The project was led by Creative Production Union (CPU) PRIDE, an architecture office in Moscow.

This astonishing building shows what collaboration and cooperation during the design and construction process looks like in an ideal world: dialogue-oriented, open, and without software barriers. The project demonstrates the consistent use of OPEN BIM in a real-life application, leveraging different software solutions from the Nemetschek Group.

The broad application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a high priority for CPU PRIDE. Undertaking the complex planning activities for this project required a comprehensive BIM solution. It served as the main tool for coordinating the work of the architects and the specialist engineers. For the design, they worked with the BIM planning software Archicad from GRAPHISOFT, which also served as an important collaboration tool. “We were able to develop the first 3D model in less than a month,” explains Elena Myznikova, chief architect at CPU PRIDE.

To locate errors, Solibri Office was used to perform collision detection analysis within the information models. 

Vitaliy Krestianchik, chief architect at CPU PRIDE

“BIM helps prevent human errors. The first model we received from the engineers during the design development phase contained 1,800 collisions. And this, by the way, is not that many. Using 2D drawings, it would be simply impossible to detect all of these conflicts.”

Renders were created using the
architectural model.

Image courtesy of CPU Pride

organizational chart

CAD model

CAD model

workflow chart

structural sketch

As part of the project, a reinforced concrete structural model was created with Allplan.

The Center for Rhythmic Gymnastics was managed in a single BIM model. CPU PRIDE consistently relied on OPEN BIM: the data exchange with internal and external parties took place via IFC. It enabled all the project participants to interact, regardless of the software used. Despite the large number of programs used during the project, the OPEN BIM workflow made it possible to work consistently, to detect planning errors in advance of the construction phase, and to increase the quality of the documentation.



CPU PRIDE, founded in 2013, is a fast-growing office that provides a full range of services, from concept planning and assessment of urban potential to the development of design and construction documentation all the way through to building permitting. The team of 80 employees has already worked on significant projects such as the Luzhniki Olympic complex, Irina Viner-Usmanova Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and the Seliger City residential complex.