The world´s largest log house and luxury villas for the 2014 Winter Olympics Large-scale structures require expertise. The world´s largest log house, neighboring the 2014 Winter Olympics venues in Sochi, is a Honka house.
In the beginning of the 21st century, Honka started to build its biggest project of all times to Sochi, Russia. Sochi is a resort city in Krasnodar Krai and it lies on the southern border of Russia, by the Black Sea. In the background of the city are the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus Mountains.
The 2014 Winter Olympics was held in the neighborhood of the resort, with spectacular views over the snowy mountains. This complex building with its twenty surrounding houses was a massive operation even to the world’s largest log house manufacturer, Honka. The site is situated in the middle of mountains with lots of snow and in an area that was hard to reach. The area is also known for earth quakes.
The main building is 4,500 m² which is the largest building in the world made of logs. It was designed to function as a high level conference meeting place for 20–30 eminent guests and to fulfill all the special wishes of the customer. The main building also includes four luxurious suites of 150 m² and a inside swimming pool. There are additional 20 luxurious houses for accommodation purposes, each of them 200–300 m² with individual interiors. Logs bend to the wishes of designers with accuracy and structural strength even in areas sensitive to earthquakes.
- Building years: 2002–2005
- Floor area of the houses: 200 m² to 300 m²
- Floor area of the main building: 4,500 m²
- Number of houses: The area has 20 Honka houses and the main building which includes four luxurious suites of 150 m² and an inside swimming pool
- Wall structure: Honka round logs and square logs
- Location: Krasnodar Krai, Russia
- More info about the villas: www.grandhotelpolyana.ru
- Photos: Honka Russia