The Promenade: a resort complex on Baltic Sea front line in Svetlogorsk designed by Front Architecture

Aurel Constantin 22/09/2021 | 16:34

A new resort complex on the waterfront of city of Svetlogorsk in Kaliningrad region (Russia) on the Baltic Sea front line designed by Front Architecture is currently under construction. The Promenade complex will become a driver of change to the adjacent area that will combine points of importance to the locals as well as provide for the demands of visiting tourists. The potential the region has in terms of tourism spurred the creation of this venture.


Located on the front line of the Baltic Sea, The Promenade development includes low-rise villas with apartments, a five-star hotel, a medical clinic, a fitness centre and a SPA complex with two seawater pools, and a mineral water pump rotunda available to all.

«The project l that we developed aims at two major goals – we preserve the landscape and create a structure responding to almost everyone’s needs and expectations: on a narrow strip of land 12 metres wide and bounded on one side by the sea and on the other by a steep slope we accommodate public spaces and abundant recreational and health facilities. The new development is bounded with existing infrastructure and takes into consideration the history of the place», — says Pavel Otroshchenko, Front Architecture CEO. – The resort stretches in a single line along the coast, and all the residential and public areas face the seafront. At the same time the back «blank» wall of the buildings reinforces the mountain slope».

The coastal area will become a comfortable recreational space for residents and visitors — a traffic-free zone with developed infrastructure. There will be jogging and cycling paths, hiking trails, a volleyball court, a tennis court, a children’s play area, children’s club and café.

Following the spirit of historical preservation The Promenade resort architecture is inspired by the design code of the site and historical villas of Raushen (the former name of Svetlogorsk until 1947). So the modern resort inherited some typical features of local traditional architecture — plastered facades, masterfully crafted platbands, cornices, attics, picturesque roofs and terraces with sea views are applied in a modern interpretation.

The ground floors of The Promenade complex will house cafés, shops, restaurants and sports clubs, integrating them into the 1.5-kilometre-long promenade. Walking routes on the promenade are reachable via five ramps — three more will be added to the existing two. With an addition of elevator lift for people with low mobility and parents with prams.

Project completion is set for 2022, but the architectural concept of the resort was already awarded best in the category «Architecture of the regional object №1» by «Real Estate Records 2021» award.

Front Architecture was founded in 2000 by architects Vladislav Spitsyn and Khoren Morozov. The firm specialises in architectural design for residential and commercial properties, including extensive practice in the HORECA segment. The office’s projects include the five-star Mövenpick Moscow Taganskaya Hotel, Aquarelle boutique hotel in Stoleshnikov Lane, design-hotel Chekhoff Curio Collection by Hilton (winner of CRE Moscow Awards 2020), interiors of Double Tree by Hilton Moscow Marina hotel, interiors of Sovremennik house, interiors of Chkalov house and many other notable projects.

The bureau carries out urban planning projects and large-scale development projects, designs public and corporate interiors. Among the partners and clients of the bureau are Accor, Radisson Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Mercedes Benz, NLMK, United Metallurgical Company, Novatek, Don-Stroy, premium real estate developer Vesper, property developer O1 Properties, IKEA Properties, Alfa Bank, Rosbank, Otkritie Bank, Swiss luxury SPA chain L.Raphael, Azimut Yachts and others.

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