The order for the design of the "Bartolomeo Resort Town" complex was received by the architectural bureau of Vadim Kozlov three years ago. But back in the 90's the team headed by Leonid Suponin, Igor Zadoi and Vadim Kozlov started working on this area. There is Javornický Avenue, the central avenue in the city, which ends near the monument of Glory, located at a height of 36 m above water level. The architects came up with the idea to extend this avenue by another 500 m with a large bridge-type building, which will pass over the embankment and will come out directly to the bank of the Dnieper River to connect the city with the river. The idea was supported by many architects at the time, including in Kiev, but it was never implemented. The current construction of the Bartolomeo Resort Town complex, according to Vadym Kozlov, is a development of that old idea. In order to implement it in the future, the customer wanted to expand the commercial part and build apartments there. Since there are water sports clubs in the immediate vicinity of the site and a basketball arena was built for Eurobasket-2015, it would be quite logical to have apartments in this area. "For the first time the infrastructure was built up to the object itself, not vice versa, as the club "Bartolomeo Best River Resort", which is 8 hectares of territory with a yacht club, swimming pools, etc., has been functioning for 16 years already", - comments Ilya Shinkarenko (Director of LLC "River Town Development").
Vadim Kozlov proposed to the customer to involve Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill in the project. In 2008, an international architectural competition was announced for the development of the project in this place and Bofill was on the jury. On several occasions, Vadim Kozlov and his team travelled to Barcelona to Ricardo Bofill's office and talked about their ideas. Based on all these discussions, the concept was first developed in 2008 and then the Bartolomeo Resort Town project was developed. So, many years later, the project to reorganise the area was developed. The construction is divided into 8 phases. The first tower was commissioned this year. Now, the construction of the second tower is in progress. There will be only five of them, all placed on a common stylobate. The third stage of construction is the central part, which is planned as a gateway to Bartolomeo Park and the spa-resort. In addition to commercial areas, the central part of the hotel will accommodate 140 rooms and a large spa-complex. To date, the largest spa-complex in the Dnieper - "Tsunami", which was built according to the design of Vadim Kozlov's office in 2003. The new complex will be even cooler," said Vadim Kozlov. - It is twice as large as the first Tsunami, and all services will be provided more than once. It will probably be one of the largest spa complexes not only in Ukraine, but also in Europe".