In a conceptual master plan, Luis Callejas, Melissa Naranjo and Manon Mollard of LCLAOFFICE have created a series of operational clusters that can be inserted onto the Kiev Islands to preserve the natural essence of the islands, while providing outlets for experiences. The Kiev Islands represent the unique opportunity to allow those in an urban center to balance urban life with the offerings of these natural places. More info, plus great diagrams, after the break.
These clusters can be inserted through time and at specific zones, as they are intended to recover forgotten and unfulfilled citizens’ desires such as taking a bath in the river, walking in the forest, or enjoying clean water. With these interventions, people can directly enjoy and experience the Ukrainian natural landscape in the middle of an urban center.
“The best way to create a new relation with such long geography is through the creation of specialized action clusters that will allow the formation of a third zone – made out of the transference of water to the firm ground and vice-versa, supported by new activities, new landscape references, preservation of weak ecological areas, clean passive energy generation systems, and above all by bringing the citizens back to the river through new ways of participation and leisure,” explained the designers.