'The Stone' is the symbol of the continuous search for balance, stability, the right counter-position of forces.
The contemporary world continuously relaunches challenges in search of extraordinary and exceptional elements.
It is not just a search for extravagance as it may appear to a quick superficial judgment, but a frantic search for unique, unpublished, sensational, unparalleled symbols. And take possession of it before others take away the most extraordinary symbols from public knowledge.
The decision to integrate a large structure and object into a beautiful and intact natural environment seeks a profound investigation into the symbolic meaning and reason for this intervention. Undoubtedly it is in part motivated by the need to increase the recognition of this important tourism destination, creating something totally new that inspires global attraction and excitement, but it can also be a major demonstration of the regions ability to understand the special relationship between man, his evolution and his natural landscape.
There are many places around the world that allow people to experience unique views and vantage points. Or where monumental architecture gives a classical interpretation of our history and cultural development that have become symbols for their nations and tourism industries. Here in Borovoe we want to create a new type of symbolic expression, a ‘monumental object’ that is inspired by natural forms but its also about how man has discovered how to use nature to support his evolution.
It is the symbol of the continuous search for balance, stability, the right counter-position of forces.
A stone balanced on another rock, corroded by the wind and atmospheric agents.
It is an unexpected and playful symbol of lightness that contradicts the need for heaviness in traditional constructions.
It contains belvedere, restaurants, cafes, exhibition halls, a museum and is connected to the mountain by a gondola lift.
The ‘object’ we propose is inspired by the flint stones that formed the first tools that allowed man to hunt and eat, and to make the objects and spaces that supported his survival.
Although it expresses the essence of natural form it is a construction that represents the most advanced technological processes from its creation, production, installation and ability to provide an amazing user experience.
They were used to create tools and weapons that allowed man to hunt animals and consequently eat meat which helped his survival but most importantly fuelled the development of the brain.
Completion: to be realised