We won the right to fulfill this project competing with leading players of the market. Ambitious and time-consuming work lay ahead of us: we had to erect naturally-looking concrete cliffs, that would be in complete harmony with the surrounding nature. Despite the fact that the territory we had to finish was immense, we stuck to our principles: the entire relief was made and painted by hand without implementation of stamping.
Construction of retaining walls required meticulous preparation: apart from sculptors, artists and welders, we have involved engineers, landscape designers and gardeners. Some cliffs attain the height of 12 meters, hence the major part of construction works was done on scaffolding. Many participants of this project even had to receive additional training for altitude works. During the process of carcass installment, we have incorporated hidden watering systems for plants and envisaged special niches for setting plants at different levels.
Apart from retaining walls’ decoration, one of the key aims of the project was to “turn” technical and infrastructure facilities into rocks. Close monolithic stairs were transformed into picturesque grottoes, finished both outside and inside. Open stairs seem to be carved right into the rock.
In some areas we have installed jib-doors. If you don’t know where they are, it’s practically impossible to find entrance to the technical room: doors look like part of the rock and they are opened by special hidden latch, that doesn’t spoil the harmony.
Comprehensive approach towards construction and the work of artists empowered us to achieve the desired effect: all art-objects look as if nature-born, carved right into the cliff. Elevator shafts, close stairs and engineering objects became part of the mountain relief. It’s hard to believe that those are not natural stones, but a complex construction, skillfully build by our experts.
We have organized recreational zone with tables and benches inside one of the rocks. We haven’t used natural stones. All that you see in the photos is a representation of hard work and great talent of our sculptors, that have manually created all the details of mountain landscape.
In order to diversify the relief, we decided to veneer some parts of the walls in a different way. Near the houses wild rocks are replaced by stone slabs, that have the same texture and color as cliffs. This trick creates an impression that the wall is made out of the same rock, specially treated for masonry.
Apart from extensive work on landscape designing, we took part in interior house decoration. Wine cellars now look like man-made underground caves, though it’s just an illusion. We have finished walls of wine cellars with architectural concrete, that accurately repeats the texture of natural stones frequent in surrounding mountain landscape.
Improvement of the embankment in the village was a part of infrastructure development program. We have carried out finishing of stairs leading to the sea, decorated railings of flower beds and finished retaining walls at the beach.
VII MIRACULA architectural studio has done incredible job on landscaping of the village. Architectural concrete of our own brand enabled us to build from scratch breathtaking mountain relief, seamlessly blending with the surrounding environment and skillfully adjusted to a comfortable life in this picturesque area.
Artificial mountain relief visually look identical to real rocks typical of this area, therefore the uninformed person would never guess the origin of the «cliffs». Our experience has proved that VII MIRACULA concrete blend can be used for realizing projects of any scale and complexity and the final product would be long-lasting and spectacular. The customers liked so much the results of our work, so they decided to invite our team for the next project.