Descent to the beach area

Playing light and shadow, mystery and continuity


AUTHOR: Alexandra Gubkina
PLACE: Cape Tarkhankut, Crimea
YEAR: 2017
STATUS: Unbuilt
INSTAGRAM: @l_23.59_l


The project is focused on the problem of descent to the beach area at Cape Tarkhankut in the Crimea.

Building of a structure with a staircase and an elevator in this place will meet multiple goals, the most important of which is the descent to the water. The total length of the coastline of Tarkhankut is more than 50 kilometers and a height of 32-40 meters. There are no descents on the cape. The project will provide access to water twenty four – seven for all social groups including people with disabilities.

The next goal is the availability of amenities. Hire of sport equipment, cafe, bar, a place for meditation, chill-out, media zone and viewing point. All these functions will allow people to diversify their leisure as much as possible and enjoy the time spent on the territory of Tarkhankut.

It’s not a secret that modern people are very dependent on the Internet, phones and PC. We are literally drowning in a virtual reality, which sometimes has more significance than the real life. Thus, there is a need to create space capable of awakening a person. Such a space should give different kinds of senses, from the interaction of a person with it. This is a sense of experience from contrasting scales, playing light and shadow, mystery and continuity.

This problem gave the main idea of ​​the art concept for the project. In view of the above and the analysis of the site, a reference point for designing in the form of antiquity was chosen.


Below, a series of technical drawings about the project, masterplan, sections and facades.


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