Druzhba Sanatorium
It was built in 1986, designed by famous Soviet architect Igor Vasilevsky.
What is the purpose of this building?
This space age building overlooking the Black Sea would be the perfect hideout for a villain on vacation. But the building, whose name means “friendship,” is actually a health spa.
What is the artistic concept?
It draws heavily from science fiction depictions of futuristic cities, as well as the Soviet architectural tendencies to maximize public space in a space age style. Vasilevsky credited flying saucers and time machines as inspiration for his design.
What's inside the building?
On the outside it appears harsh and blocky, but these spikes are actually private balconies with amazing views from most of the rooms.
But there's more
The centre of the building contains social amenities like a salt water pool, a cinema, and cafes.
What feeling do you get when you're inside?
On the inside it is open, light, and airy. A great place to relax and unwind!
Does the building still exist?
The spa remains open and popular as ever, catering mostly to tourists.