The Golden Ring Resort is an international-level tourist infrastructure complex that RusResorts is building near the town of Pereslavl-Zalessky. The resort will be located in the very heart of the famous Golden Ring route: 130 km from Moscow, 120 km from Yaroslavl and 100 km from Vladimir. Its total area will be 200 hectares, and it will include several large hotels, a congress center, sports and recreation complexes, cottages for rent, numerous restaurants and cafes. The first objects - two hotels of 3-4 * class - are planned to open next year. It is they who are being built according to the project of the architectural studio of Totan Kuzembaev. However, before starting to develop the architectural appearance of future hotels, the headquarters of the Golden Ring Resort was built under the leadership of the architect.
The headquarters is a key facility for any construction. And since we are talking about such a large-scale undertaking as the Golden Ring Resort, a special center for coordinating all the work was urgently needed. Such a "command post" is allowed to be built without prior approval - this is a temporary structure, which can then be saved and re-profiled by the investor, and can be demolished. RusResorts chose the first scenario: the headquarters was originally conceived as an image facility, which during the construction period will serve as the hallmark of the entire project, and after the complex is put into operation, it will organically become part of its infrastructure. The material from which the headquarters should be built was determined in advance - a tree that can perfectly emphasize the "temporary" nature of the structure, its environmental friendliness, and a friendly attitude towards the surrounding landscapes - all these are the main features of the entire Golden Ring project. Well, the color of the headquarters chosen by the architect - bright scarlet - makes the building clearly visible, emphasizes the importance and ambition of the project.
The most important thing in the construction headquarters is, of course, the meeting room, and the architects predictably placed its rectangular volume in the center of the entire composition. On both sides, larger volumes adjoin it, "cut" into separate offices, some of which are intended for the management of the company, others for workers who are constantly present at the construction site. In order to give the whole building a certain kind of dynamism, these volumes were arranged diagonally, and the central segment with respect to the central axis connecting them was rotated at an angle of 45 degrees. Architect Kuzembaev covers each of the volumes with a wide roof, raised on such characteristic high and thin supports. Thus, from a bird's eye view, the headquarters resembles the letter "I". The side buildings are "extended" to the plane of the roof and acquire spacious attic floors, while the volume of the conference room remains one-story: upstairs a spacious veranda is formed, which is reliably protected from precipitation, but at the same time is open to the flow of fresh air.
When designing hotels, the architect had much less creative freedom. The fact is that initially the projects of both hotels were developed by another bureau, and only at the construction stage in RusResorts it was decided that they needed to be given a more striking architectural look. At the same time, Totan Kuzembaev was limited both by the already approved area of objects, and by the given composition, and, of course, by the budget - the changes should not have made the projects much more expensive. That is why the tree has again become the main means of creating a new image.
The layout of both hotels is traditional and fully complies with the standards of the given star rating: a 3-star hotel is a "tick" formed by two buildings, and a 4-star hotel includes a central core with a representative lobby, restaurants and a conference center. This public block Kuzembaev decided to completely modify: if earlier it looked like a small town, assembled from many separate pointed "houses", now it will be a rectangular wooden-glass monolith, covered with a single wooden roof. Formally, it can be classified as a family of gable roofs. The highlight is not the shape of the ridge or even its height, but the roof trusses and the crate: in fact, Kuzembaev assembles from them a single giant slab, which he puts on top of the parallelepiped. From the photographs taken during the installation of this structure, one can easily assess both its scale and skillful openwork.
Residential buildings of both hotels are also acquiring gable roofs, however, their structure is hidden behind an elegant paneling made of narrow wooden slats. In a three-star hotel, the crate slides down the facade and smoothly flows into the wooden veranda of the restaurant, while the facades of a more expensive hotel are covered with a grid of neat rectangular balconies, with wooden and glass railings alternating here in a checkerboard pattern.
Kuzembaev's architectural studio also proposed new projects for hotel interiors, which were to be harmoniously combined with the changed exteriors, but for economic reasons, it was decided to keep the interiors according to the original plan. “The crisis quite harshly corrected our plans,” admits Totan Kuzembaev, “but even though many of the plans had to be abandoned in the end, the project is being implemented at full speed, and in my opinion, this is the most important result of our cooperation with RusResorts”.