Wedding Palace in the city of Gubkin, Belgorod Region 2021

Competitive concept, second prize.
An open competition for the development of an architectural and urban planning concept for the Wedding Palace on the street. Cosmonauts in Gubkin, Belgorod Region

Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Belgorod Region.

Crossing st. Cosmonauts and st. Cosmonauts in Gubkin, Belgorod Region

Author's team:
team leader: Melnichenko Alexander Alexandrovich
Architect: Gusev Vsevolod Vladimirovich
Interior design: Karetina Ekaterina Sergeevna.

There are various types of cities, unlike St. Petersburg, the city of Gubkin does not have such a great history and such architectural monuments. On the one hand, this is a disadvantage, but on the other hand, it is also an advantage, unlike St. solutions.
The project is based on the idea of ​​connecting two life paths, two principles: male and female. Meeting together, they form a new, unified form that symbolizes family ties. The architecture of the entire complex is subject to the plasticity and dynamics of the image, creating a visual dominant and completing the perspective of Koroleva Street. Such an image should become a new architectural and town-planning dominant of the city.
The architectural appearance is based on the symbolic image of two figures, the plasticity of which resembles male and female forms. The stricter and taller male form is directed towards the second, symbolizing the female form, which is smaller in height and has a more plastic and artistic profile.
Two figures stretch towards each other, thanks to a fan-shaped turn in the center of the composition, a hill is formed, giving the shape of the building the appearance of a dancing couple.
Functionally, the building is clearly divided into 3 blocks: premises for solemn wedding ceremonies; premises of the main purpose for work with the population and administrative and utility premises. Each block is independent of each other and does not disturb the flow of staff and visitors.
The main focus of the building is its roof, which is structurally a spatial metal structure that evenly distributes the load on the vertical concrete columns.
The spatial structure of the roof is carefully insulated and lined with fiber-reinforced concrete panels with hidden fasteners. The panels have the shape of a triangle, this shape is necessary in view of the presence of a helical turn of the roof, due to which a double curvature of the surface is formed, in order to maintain an elegant helical turn, but to avoid the double curvature of the facing elements, it is the triangular shape of the segments that is necessary.
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