Royal Beach Restaurant, Russia

The restaurant building is located in the Primorsky Victory Park, in the center of St. Petersburg, in the western part of the Krestovsky Island. A regular flat site occupies a part of the artificially reclaimed beach on the western side of a small harbor on the bank of the Malaya Nevka River.

The building represents itself a complex shape structure of 50×26 meters, rectangular in plan, 9 meters high, covered by pitched green roof. The designed building in overall plan dimensions and location at the site repeats the structure of the restaurant which was located at this site until 2009 and was destroyed as a result of a fire.

The design proposals on the park development in the 1940s-1950s suggested including this fragment in the general composition of the park. According to the designs of the 1940s-1950s the park composition at the site under consideration was only partly realized. The architectural solution of the restaurant, executed in the “landscape architecture” style, develops the idea of A.S. Nikolsky to create park pavilions in the form of an “inhabited landscape”. The accessible roof is made in the form of a folded structure of a complex shape, which is a corrugated profile laid on steel trusses on top of which a make-up of the “green roof” is arranged. Large glazing plane in contrast with a folded roof makes possible to arrange a good view over the water area of the Malaya Nevka River.

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