Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Hotel Armenia in Sochi for Winter Olimpic Games 2014 by SMV Architects (designed with ArchiCAD, 3dS Max, and Photoshop)
February 18th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: SMV Architects
The mountains, canyons, powerful rivers, waterfalls and lakes surrounded by rough rocks have turned into the cradle of the Armenian nation. Armenia, being the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion in 301 has taken its faith through centuries of adversities and temptations to our days. Armenia is a country that thanks to its literary works and masterpieces of art has enriched the world culture.
According to the decision of Russian government in Imeretinskaya baseness in the boundaries of which a placement of an infrastructural construction and rest house is planned for Winter Olympic Games of 2014 in Sochi, a hotel-parking complex will be constructed named “United Republics.” The complex must include hotels of Commonwealth of Nations. Natural characteristics and cultural-historical motives have shaped the enormously spatial and artistically semantic substance of projecting the hotel “Armenia.”
Ruggedness of the capacity of the complex, the chapel, the sculptural wall symbolizing cultural inheritance of Armenia, green terraces, water surfaces form the aggregative shape of Armenia. Diagonally inclined right-angled capacity of the hostel complex is conditioned by the disposition of the lot on the crossroads oriented to South and on water scenery. The inside atriums that seem to communicate with each other divide the hotel to separate functional zones. A wide half-closed atrium with its huge pool, open-air sport grounds with their cloak-rooms and café-terraces come to join the main capacity of the complex. Green, nice terraces are also used as a surface cover of the complex for rest and entertainment.
The underground space of the complex is used for parking and technical occupancies. In the middle of the right-angle planned as a stylobata a two-storied, twin furnace vestibule is placed that joins all the public, rest and serving zones providing comfortable functional connections. The zenithal lanterns from atrium-yards provide the natural lightening of the whole vestibule zone. The chapel, expositional hall, sport health-improving complex and restaurant complex also possess autonomous entrances from the sides of South entrances.
The habitable part of the hotel occupies 3 to 14 floors including almost 500 rooms of different types (luxe, apartments and presidential rooms) with the view to the sea and to atriums. Armenian natural stones, decorative concrete, glass and metal will be used for inside and outside finishing. Typical Armenian motives will add unique and harmonious architectural shape to the modern interpretation of the hotel.
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