Hyatt Regency Don-Plaza
|Team||Energoproekt (Belgrade) â€“ main contractor, ARA Design (London) â€“ interior design, ICS (Moscow) â€“ security consultant, Paracels (Moscow) â€“ fire consultant, Humble & Arnold Associates (London) â€“ kitchen and laundry consultant, B3 Group (London, Moscow) â€“ electrics, Waterman International (London, Moscow) â€“ structural &mechanical engineer, IQ Architects (Moscow) â€“ local architectural consultant, Alexander Rakita|
|Location||Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation|
|Description||The project, originally designed by Murray O´Laoire Architects (Alexander Rakita was the Project Leader) in 2005-2006 as International Congress Centre - a mixed-use complex comprising a 23-storyed congress-hotel, boutique retail and A class offices - occupies a prime high-street site between two parks in the historical centre of Rostov-on-Don. Its main feature is the 4-storey "atrium-boulevard" with live trees along the main façade, an all-year-round in-doors street-like public space. The project was highly acclaimed in Rostov for its innovations and received a Silver Diploma of the Union of the Architects of Russia in 2005.|
Office part of the complex started on site in 2007, butwas subsequently re-designed into a 200-keys 5* Hyatt Regency hotel with 40 branded serviced apartments on three upper floors with the beginning of financial crisis in 2008.
The project stopped again in April 2010 due to liquidation of MOLAuntil late in 2011 when the Client appointed AR Architectureand Waterman International to complete it. Work was resumed in March 2012. The Retail part underwent substantial revisions; massing of the high-rise part was re-defined.The planter for mature trees at the 6th floor level became a swimming pool. BOH areas in the basement received natural daylight through 5 floors by virtue of SolartubeÂ® technology. Facades of the hotel were entirely reconsidered using sustainable materials and vertical landscaping. Green roofs and external louvers combined with solar panels became crucial architectural elements. Engineering part of the project was entirely re-considered to meet Hyatt´s increased environmental standards.