The idea of a giant window is prompted by the shape of the main part of the building raised above the coastline: its "sea" facade is entirely glazed, perceptibly permeable to the eye and surrounded by a massive frame - it is conceived blue during the day, and at night - it will attract the attention of travelers with a golden yellow glow. The laconic parallelepiped of the station building becomes a viewfinder frame through which guests of the Petrovsky capital will see their first panorama of the city; on the other hand, it also frames the sea view for the sailors.
This is an ideal modern interpretation of the old theme - a simple and transparent volume intrudes into the panorama of the marina no more than is necessary, leaving room for light and air, which does not mean excessive laconicism - deliberately chaotic arrangement of light and decorative panels, exquisitely uneven zigzag of the internal staircase - a whole set of unobtrusive, up-to-date details and subtleties give out the handwriting of Vladimir Plotkin, and also convince anyone that the building belongs entirely to the 21st century.
The sea terminal is planned to be built on an artificial part of the land, the so-called alluvial territories reclaimed from the water and extending Vasilievsky Island to the west. The project involves significantly improving the infrastructure and the general atmosphere of this place, now built up mainly with residential buildings: a highway will be connected to the terminal, which will pass just along the border of the mainland and artificial land. A recreational zone is planned, as well as a business center, a small hotel, shops. Everything goes to the fact that the way through the "window to Europe", contrary to old aphorisms, will be quite comfortable.