CLIENT  Idea Foundation Yerevan

RESPONSIBILITY  Master planning and concept design


LOCATION  Halidzor Armenia

STATUS  Concept Completed in 2015

TEAM  Larry Touch Creative Director, Jeff Mayor and Sevak Petrosian Master Planner, Imagine that design Rick Harbour Operation and ride systems consulting 

PROJECT SUMMARY  The Goal of the Wings of Tatev Gateway project is to create opportunities for guests to experience the surrounding nature, learn about the history and culture of Tatev Monastery and the region. It provides a place to be able to taste the local food, experiment with cultural games and create crafts. Becoming a vantage point from where one can embark into a spiritual journey, with a meditative and spiritual approach. The project aims to be a small but unique eco-cultural, aesthetic and spiritual destination. It engages the history, the rich cultural heritage, appreciates the daily life, and offers meaningful relationships between the daily joy and the sublime. Located in one of Syunik’s incomparably beautiful natural settings, the area next to the aerial tramway offers exceptional views of the surrounding landscape. Thus, the plan is not to overburden the area with too many structures, using the natural setting and topography to hide the structures themselves and blend in using green roofs as well. The views from the site are used in every building as well as the overall master plan to enhance the natural surrounding experience.