By the opening of the World Aquatics Championship in Kazan, the architectural and artistic lighting of the main facility, the Water Sports Palace, was completed. The IntiLED Company was chosen as a supplier of lighting equipment because it was able to offer an individual lighting solution for the project: IntiSTARK WGB-spotlights with white 5000K LEDs of green and blue colors. Pillars around the Palace were chosen for 150-watt spotlights to be installed on. Adequate location and precise alignment of the lighting devices made it possible to achieve a uniform, saturated floodlighting of the facades. Lighting control is based on the DMX protocol. The development of the project, the supply and installation of equipment on the facility was carried out by the Mirex Company.
The Water Sports Palace is an indoor sports facility, which is now one of the most up-to-date facilities of its kind in the world. Being designed by one of the largest domestic architect bureau "SPEECH," it is equipped with a range of advanced technologies. The bearing structure is formed by three hinged wood-glued arches, a constructive solution for which was developed jointly by specialists from the Ove Arup bureau and Kucherenko Central Scientific Research Institute for Building Structures. The facade is made of translucent structures. The pools are equipped with adjustable floors, which makes it possible to change the depth depending on events held (including the option of turning the room into a full ground-based one for team sports and martial arts). The main pool is equipped with a movable partition, allowing dividing it into two independent parts. The building was built in 2013 for the XXVII World Summer Universiade. The Palace is designed for 4,200 visitors; there are three pool decks in its main room: the main one, training and warm-up one, and one for diving.