07 NOVOROSSIYK WINNING ENTRY
Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to masterplan the regeneration of a disused waterfront site in Russia’s largest shipping port. Construction work on a phased development of nine principal buildings is due to begin in the second half of next year. The first phase will include facilities for civic, cultural and corporate events, as well as around 1150 hotel rooms in the hope of creating a new tourism hub in this Black Sea city that has the ambition of attracting international conferences, trade fairs and business congresses. Public plazas, gardens and parks also feature in the masterplan.