The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau

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Lipetsk, Russia
  • Architects: Megabudka
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  3500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Ilya Ivanov
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The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Waterfront
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Text description provided by the architects. One of the most important problems of modern architecture in Russia is considered the lack of identity. Nowadays, Russian architects often imitate contemporary colleagues from other countries. As a result, national identity is completely absent in the newly created environment. New objects, erected even in an open field, have also been designed for several decades without realizing that they belong to the national culture.

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Windows
© Ilya Ivanov
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Ilya Ivanov

The architects of the Moscow bureau Megabudka carried out research and, as a result, developed their own vision of the New Russian Style. The created architectural style is not artificial, but is based on rethinking the cultural and value aspects inherent in the national architecture and mentality. The approach was developed with the participation of a number of modern designers and architects, systematized and turned into a determinant of Russian design. This helps not to go beyond the flexible interpretation of the combination of two concepts: avant-garde and tradition. Here the avant-garde is a completely international style, while the traditional is a woodcut, a semblance of brutal, magnificent and excessive.

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
© Ilya Ivanov
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Plan
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Interior Photography, Arch, Arcade
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The first structure, built in the new Russian style according to the project of the architectural bureau Megabudka, is located in the Lipetsk region, in the Kudykina Gora (translating from Russian: Mountain of Kudyk) park. Before the construction, the owners had been developing the park together with the bureau for several years. The idea of ​​a "rethought national identity" is laid in the foundation of development. Any object: logo, mascot, food, font, planning principles, architecture and the like, appears in the park only if it meets the general concept of identity.

One of the most important primary transformations was the construction of a circular route along the park's borders for pedestrians. Here, the visitor can admire the untouched landscape, his path passes through the most important points of attraction of the park.

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair, Lighting, Column
© Ilya Ivanov
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair, Windows
© Ilya Ivanov

The Hospitality Center building complex is located at the starting point of the circular route, when entering from the public car park. The circular route through the park begins from here, and the complex guides visitors to choose the direction of travel without additional navigation. To enhance the effect, the first block of the building is turned towards the predicted movement of guests. The buildings are shifted relative to the central axis of the entrance so as not to block the perspective view of the iconic landmark of the park - the Fortress.

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Ilya Ivanov
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography
© Ilya Ivanov

The complex consists of separate blocks of different height. Each volume has its own function. The volumes form a cozy, comfortable-scale building front, reminiscent of a fragment of a street in the old city. In the future, it is planned to complete the construction with the next blocks of different functions. This will complete the composition of the entire complex and will allow the owners, together with the bureau, to think over the best strategy for responding to the possible requests of park visitors.

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Chair
© Ilya Ivanov
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair
© Ilya Ivanov
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Elevations
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Windows, Chair, Beam
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All blocks stand on a single stylobate, they are united by a wooden terrace on the roof. The high stylobate part is given over to technical and storage spaces and is partially hidden in the relief. Thanks to the use of relief differences, the terrace becomes an observation platform from which dramatic vivid views of the pond, the fortress and the fire-breathing sculpture of Gorynych (a folk hero of Russian fairy tales) which is one of the main attractions of the park, open up. The obtuse shape of the stylobate hangs over the tall grass, resembling the Ladya (a sailing-oared river vessel used in Ancient Rus).

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Waterfront
© Ilya Ivanov
The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography
© Ilya Ivanov

The facade is made of ebony. Black - the color of the board burned out under the sun - is the true color of Russian wooden architecture. The volume of the building, regardless of the season, works well with the landscape: on the white snow it looks as epic as possible, and in the warm season it merges with the line of tree trunks of the surrounding forest. The combination of architectural techniques dilutes the monumental forms of the buildings of the complex. Architectural ornaments of triangular windows, various lattices, belts, cracks, a variety of ways of laying boards, thinning and, of course, proportions with the character of prowess - these are some of the methods of a new interpretation of the architecture of the Russian Izba. We took into consideration the degradation of buildings, as if they were being built by a Russian peasant, eventually completing the required volumes, based on his changing preferences and tastes.

The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau - Exterior Photography, Forest
© Ilya Ivanov

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Address:Lipetsk, Lipetsk Oblast, Russia

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Cite: "The Hospitality Center / Megabudka Architecture Bureau" 30 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/969333/the-hospitality-center-wowhaus-architecture-bureau> ISSN 0719-8884

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