这栋26层综合体坐落于著名的前苏联Actor疗养胜地，建筑位于整个基地较高地势处。地势显著的高差直接影响了建筑设计和布局：建筑平面就像一个细长的水滴，仿佛随着坡地流淌着。建筑的复杂轮廓增强了其动感，呈锥形的一边朝向大海，由下至上逐层缩短，产生了一道壮观的弧线，为城市天际线增色不少。侧面的阳台起起伏伏，强调了建筑的雕塑感。有趣的是，这朵“浪花”逐层变化，使外观看起来很有活力，就好像一阵阵温暖海风拂过后的荡漾碧波。建筑通体白色，凸显出这个建筑如同度假酒店般的基调 – 雪白的建筑体在索契全景里格外显眼，仿佛一艘即将驶入茫茫大海的游轮。
The twenty-six storey complex is situated on the territory of the famous in Soviet times Actor health resort, occupying the upper terrace of the plot. The sharp drop in relief directly affected its architectural and compositional design: the layout of the building resembles an elongated drop, as if “flowing down” the slope. Its dynamism is amplified by the complex’s silhouette: it tapers towards the sea, so that Actor Galaxy lowers with each floor, creating a spectacular arc in the city’s skyline. The sculptural volume is emphasized by the terrace barriers running along the side facades, which the authors shaped in an undulating form. Interestingly, this “wave” is shifted from floor to floor, making the surface “active” and as though rippling from the warm sea breeze. The resort theme is reinforced by the white color of the complex – by virtue of the dynamic form and the pointed “nose,” the snow-white volume distinctly stands out in the panorama of Sochi, resembling a cruise ship which is about to go out into the open sea.
▽ 建筑平面就像一个细长的水滴，仿佛随着坡地流淌着，the layout of the building resembles an elongated drop
▽ 建筑外观，external view
▽ 侧面的阳台起起伏伏，强调了建筑的雕塑感，this “wave” is shifted from floor to floor, making the surface “active”
The internal layout of the complex is developed around two atriums. The larger one is located in the interior of the “drop” – it has a sophisticated, angular shape and is covered with ETFE, a translucent ultra-durable film (by the way, this innovative material has been used in a residential facility for the first time in Russia), and the smaller atrium has a triangular configuration and is located in the bow of the “ship.” Due to the drop in relief, the atriums are on different levels: the larger one is treated as the main public space of the complex where the panoramic elevators are located, and in the future this space will house shops, cafes, and art objects, while its “younger brother” is actually just an entry hall providing a separate entrance to the building for occupants with the larger apartments.
▽ 大中庭空间，the larger atrium
▽ 俯瞰大小中庭，top view of both atriums
The interior design of the complex’s public spaces is also dominated by the color white. Indeed in the large atrium not only the walls and gallery barriers but also the thin metal trusses supporting the translucent ceiling are all in white. During the day this space serves as a backdrop for the ever-changing play of light and shadows, and in the evening it is illuminated at different levels.
▽ 总平面图，site plan
▽ 入口层平面，ground floor
▽ 标准层平面，typical floor
Location: 105 A Kurortny Prospekt, Khostinskiy district, Sochi. Russia
Architecture: SPEECH Architectural office
Architects in charge: Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov, Igor Chlenov
Project structural engineer: Igor Osokin
Client: MR Group
Total area: 131,230 sq. m
Photos: Alexey Naroditskiy