The photos were taken by NordSkif & Co. They are photographers and explorers based in Russia. The NordSkif & Co has been documenting urban decay, industrial abandonments, and rural decomposition since 2010.
Abkhazia today has preserved many objects of the Soviet heritage. The Socialist Soviet Republic of Abkhazia was a luxurious resort with developed transport links. During the Georgian Civil War 1991 — 1993, the Sukhumi Babushara Airport airport in Abkhazia was heavily damaged and eventually abandoned. Today Abkhazia is very popular among industrial tourists and lovers of Soviet architecture.
The building is a former hotel for AvtoVAZ employees. The architectural dominant of the coast and the largest building in the vicinity of the village of Varcha in Abkhazia. The construction of the hotel began just before the collapse of the Soviet Union and, apparently, was not completed.
But even in comparison with the old archival photograph of 1989, the condition has noticeably deteriorated: the facade has been lost, double-glazed windows have disappeared, wiring and communications have been completely dismantled. The concrete hotel building, almost ready to receive guests, has turned into ruins.
Unfortunately, we do not know anything about the fate of the building or about the project itself. The architect of the hotel is unknown, but clearly he was an ambitious and self-confident person, once he decided on such a bold and unusual project. By the way, please pay an attention to the photo below. The building stands “on legs” — the weight of the structure was distributed over the concrete supports.
Location of an abandoned Hotel in Abkhazia
At the moment, the main staircase lacks spans and urban explorers need to move around the floors in search of small stairs to help overcome problem areas.
The floors represent a completely bleak picture, urban explorer did not linger here and went to the roof of the building.
The bright colors of the evening create a special atmosphere. A wonderful place, wonderful nature and gorgeous sea. The location of the hotel is excellent — it is a pity that now it lies in ruins.