Federation Island
Sochi, Russian Federation

Federation Island is an artificial archipelago, located off the coast of Sochi in the Russian Black Sea. The archipelago offers residences, hotels, cultural, leisure and recreational facilities. Federation Island is designed in the shape of the Russian Federation and reflects the country’s major geographical features. The Russian river network is used as a reference for the island’s waterways; the high mountains inspire the island relief.
Federation Island is located 15 km from the centre of Sochi and the regional Adler airport. The city of Sochi, the marina, airport and skiing resort of Krasnaya Polyana can easily be reached from the archipelago. The region of Sochi has a humid subtropical climate with an average summer temperature of 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. Studies show that the archipelago will have a positive effect on the local ecology. The project was developed by M-Industry Group of St. Petersburg and designed by Erick van Egeraat in co-operation with Dutch engineering company Witteveen + Bos.

Federation Island comprises seven main islands, more than a dozen private islands and three breakwater islands. Sandy beaches, dunes, grasslands, bushes, small forests and riverside offer a wide variety of accommodation, ranging from beach residences, luxury villas and apartments to dune, river and cliff houses.


Russian Federation
3,300,000 m2
Assigned by
M-Industry Group
Design in 2007


Federation Island by Erick van Egeraat

Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has unveiled plans for an artificial archipelago in the Black Sea, which is the shape of Russia.

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Erick van Egeraat presents plans for archipelago in Black Sea

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