Ski Area / Mountain Resort Planning & Design


2011 University Winter Games

SE Group led the master planning and detailed design development of the Alpine, Snowboard, and Nordic venues for the 2011 Winter Universiade Games, working in collaboration with Bull Stockwell Allen and the Turkish government and ski federation. Planning and design for the Alpine and Snowboard venues focused on developing world-renowned, destination resorts at the existing Palandöken ski area and the nearby undeveloped Konakli site. The Nordic venue is designed as a premier training center for Nordic and Biathlon athletes. All venues were designed to accommodate FIS requirements in order to host the Universiade Games and future World Cup events.

The project involved the development of design guidelines which expressed key themes for the architecture and site including: signature architecture relating to the natural environment, scale and detail of design elements, honest structural expression and building materials, sustainable design, and snow country design considerations.