The recently announced ‘User-Generated Kyiv Ideas Competition‘ is searching for creative ideas and architectural solutions on building a better city. In nowadays circumstances, where citizens arise and understand that a city should be built by its citizens, the competition aims to convert the maximum energy generated by the revolutionary wave into urban ideas and new functions of public space.
The jury includes Ai Weiwei, Haris Piplas, Heribert Wolfmayer, Stefano Regazzo and Marc Jay. The registration is open until March 17 and projects must be submitted by April 17. For more information, please click here.
Dmytro Aranchii Architects shared with us their proposal for the cultural space on the Andriivskyi descent, an educational competition sponsored by ESTA Holding earlier this year. The challenge was to create an architectural concept of the Yunist factory former site development, and out of 1 hectare, the competition terms determined the cultural space as 10-15 percent of the area linked to the Andriivskyi descent, and the rest of it was for commercial use. This consists of a multifunctional cultural space with an integrated chamber music hall. Besides the hall, the architects suggested to place a literature space in the cultural center suitable for seminars, conferences, meetings of readers and writers, poets and essayists, as there is a lack of such place in Kyiv. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The proposal for the Kyiv Urban Wildlife Park by Katya Larina, Yevgeniya Pozigun, Irina Klixbull, and Roman Pomazan responds to what the place means for the thousands of people who cross the area which is nestled between two fast developing banks. Therefore, the design becomes a development of a decision-making instrument which is intended to guide the future development of Kyiv Islands. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Due to the popularity of last weekends video exploring Little Big Berlin, we present to you this stop-motion video capturing a Spring day in the city of Kiev. Created by Tel Aviv-based artists Efim Graboy & Daria Turetski, MiniLook Kiev highlights the movement of the colorful city. Over a course of five days and two nights, the artist captured 25,000 images only to select 4,500 frames for the final edit.
Music: Adam Burns / Jez Burns – May Flowers
Designed by BudCud, the Kyiv Islands masterplan proposal, one of the finalists in the open international urban competition, responds to the ‘genius loci’. In the wild area, it is humble and almost invisible, but where the islands make visual connection to the city, their project gets an urban manner. The areas of different nature preservation status were distinguished with the implementation of loops, stripes, paths and objects – micro islands that create networks. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Ferley Sergey, who currently works with Zotov & Co, shared with us his design for the revitalization of the industrial areas in the Kyiv city center, a former factory “Radar” and the surrounding areas. Currently, these areas are in terrible condition. The main task is to transform the useless territory in the central part of Kiev into a “cultural cluster” in its scientific, cultural and educational functions and imbued with a single public park. More images and project description after the break.
Efficiency of the government and consequently well-fare of the society is closely related to development of infrastructure. Ukraine is situated in advantageous geographic location, therefore it is twice as interested in arranging proper transportation system which will become a significant stimulus for economic growth. Creating the Center for Development of Innovative Transportation Technologies, KO+KO Architects considers their design as an incarnation of intents of the Ukrainian society to establish sustainable means of communication, as a fact of realizing its crucial importance for human life. Apart from the symbolic function, the center is thought to fulfill tasks announced in its name, thus providing ground for the developing of Ukraine. More images and architects’ description after the break.
FORMA Architectural Studio’s concept of the restaurant located 10 km south of Kiev is built on two contrast symbols where a hangar-shaped hall houses a private brewery, a kitchen and restaurant rooms while a flying-high space accommodating 23 hotel rooms gives visitors a feeling of home thanks to its cozy placement under a gable roof. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Kyiv City State Administration, Kyiv Central Agency for Urban Planning, Architecture and Urban Design with the support of National Union of Architects of Ukraine are pleased to announce the open international architectural competition, ‘Concept of Reservation and Development of Kyiv Islands’. Contestants are requested to submit the best concept of preservation and development of Kyiv islands.
The winner is chosen by jury among all Participants. The competition envisages one “First Prize” of 20,000 (twenty thousands) U.S. $ and two “Second prizes” of 5,000 (five thousands) U.S. $ each. Additionally, the author of the winning project has the priority right to continue working on the project of conservation and development of Kyiv islands. International architects are more then welcome to compete. October 26, 2011, is closing date for registration and December 11, 2011, is closing date for contest entries to be delivered to the main office of organizers.
Please visit the official website for further information about the competition here.
Taller 301 was awarded First Prize in the International Architecture Competition Urban Landscaping in Kyiv for Euro-2012. The project entitled Reclaiming the Shore consists of 413 hectares between the Dnieper River and the City Center, and envisions a series of interventions to be developed for the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship 2012 hosted in Kyiv, as well as a long term vision for the city. More images and architect’s description after the break.