"Lermontovo" settlement

Project number: 32

Status: project

Address: Lermontovo settlement, district of Touapse, region of Krasnodar, Russia

Indicators: Site area:1 257 Ha. First building plot- adjoining the sea, consists of several zones : Zone “А” - beach 20 Hа ; Zone “B”- yacht club 7 Hа ; Zone “C”: 1 км long along the sea; Zone “D” : М1 hotels and appartments 85 Hа. Second building plot – on the other side of the river Shapsoukho includes several zones: Zone “E” : rest and recreation complex 10 Hа; Zone М2 : hotels and apartments 90 Hа; Zone “F” : exposition park and international educational centre, golf club 100 Hа; Zone “G” : equestrian complex 12 Hа; Zone “H” – aqua park 80 Hа; Zone “I”: medical and rehabilitation centre for professional sportsmen : 20 Hа; Zone “J” : low-rise residential village 60 Hа; Zone “L”: cottages 105 Hа; Zone “M”: parks 110 Hа; Zone “N” :airport 10 Hа; Zone “O”: maintenance premises 7 Hа.

Appointment: 2008

Completion: 2008

Architects: V.Plotkin, A.Vasilchenko, E.Kuznetsova

First building plot that adjoins the sea consists of several zones: Zone “А” – the beach (20 Hа); Zone “B”- yacht club (7 Hа) ; Zone “C”: 1 км long along the sea; Zone “D” : М1 hotels and apartments (85 Hа). Second building plot – on the other side of the river Shapsoukho includes several zones: Zone “E” : rest and recreation complex (10 Hа); Zone М2 : hotels and apartments (90 Hа); Zone “F” : expositions park and international educational centre, golf club (100 Hа); Zone “G” : equestrian complex (12 Hа); Zone “H” – aqua park (80 Hа); Zone “I”: medical and rehabilitation centre for professional sportsmen (20 Hа); Zone “J” : low-rise residential village (60 Hа); Zone “L”: cottages (105 Hа); Zone “M”: parks (110 Hа); Zone “N”: airport (10 Hа); Zone “O”: maintenance premises (7 Hа).

“Lermontovo” sea resort and recreational complex of the highest level of services has been designed on the territory of the Tenginskoye settlement in the Touapse region, Krasnodar area, and has an overall area of 1.257 Ha. The construction area (without streets, minor and other small roads) is 624 Ha. On three sides the territory is surrounded by mountains; the mouth of the river Shapsukho divides the flat part of the territory into two plots with different resort areas.

Unique visual characteristics of the landscape let architects design the whole complex in one uniform style. The main idea of the concept is the harmonious unification of the existing landscape with new constructions.

The coastal zone includes the beach and the yacht club. Beach and resort infrastructure facilities like beach shops, small bars, kiosks with fresh fruits and newspapers, guest car park and marina are situated along the shore, parallel to the highway.

A viaduct, part of the federal highway goes along the coastal line with an alternate road leading to residential premises and hotels underneath. Green zones and pedestrian esplanades have been designed in between the streets. The panorama of the resort is dominated by three hotel towers of the zone “D”. The high-rise residential development along the shore is turned towards the sea allowing the creation of the unique dispersion of natural light and letting each hotel room and apartment to have an excellent and privative sea view. One’s sight is therefore not limited by the window but is going further diagonally to surrounding mountains and to the horizon of the sea.

Residential, hotel and recreational clusters are all situated on the same paved esplanade. All ground floors are used for public purposes.

The design solution of the main part of the resort depends mainly on the existing landscape. The complex consisting of three hotels is formed by transparent towers that not only let inside the natural light but also reflect the white and clear architecture of the nearby apartment buildings and most importantly the color of the sea.