Designtel - Salute Hotel

Salute Hotel [1984]

Avraam Miletsky, N. Slogotskaya and Vladimir Shevchenko

A symbol of Soviet futurism in Kiev, the Salute Hotel stands as a prime example of government propelled architecture, which (coupled with financial strains) ultimately reduced the architect’s design to half of its projected height. With innovative structure in the brief, the Salute forgoes conventional slab reinforcement by radially arraying cantilevered concrete walls from the building’s core. With a foundation designed to accomodate a much more substantial volume, the Salute presents an eccentric, almost extra-terrestrial picture, with an offset disc roof and concrete blade walls orientating views and offering guests privacy.

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