Architects: Willy Müller Architects (in collaboration with: BPG Arquitectes and THB Consulting) Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia Principal in Charge: Willy Müller Associate Architect: Frédéric Guillaud Project Team: Mario Perez Botero, Sabine Bruinink, Bruno Louzada, Christian Kreifelts, Fransisco Villeda, Augusto Alvarenga, Samuel Martin Guerra, Sergio Pruccoli Collaborators: Elke Gall, Sergio Ramos, Gijs Verhoofstad Structure Consultant: BOMA Installation Consultant: Grupo JG Competition year: 2007 Project Phase: 2008/2009 Constructed Area: 135,000 sqm Model: Fabian Asuncion
The complex contains 300 hotel rooms a convention center with the capability for 500 people and 23 rooms for reunions. Beyond that the complex contains an enormous sports center, an office building, a parking zone and a landing zone for helicopters.
The “Resort” of Saint Petersburg is a perfect example to incorporate the structure of a building with its surrounding environment.
The building creates a recognizable silhouette in the boundary of the city.
The shape of the construction equals an artificial landscape. With its different undulations the membrane equals mountains that accrete and accumulate the snow, which is omnipresent in the city.
The white roof cover of the building shows a contrast to the colours and materials of whole complex.