Mini Shopping Mall Takes Top Prize in CANactions Youth Competition

Courtesy of Valentyn Sharovatov

The top prize in CANactions‘ 2014 Youth Competition has been awarded to Valentyn Sharovatov of Unika Architecture & Urbanism, for his ”Extrasmall Shopping Mall”, a design for a miniature shopping center on a tight site on Lviv. CANactions is Ukraine‘s largest architectural event, running since 2008.

The design by Sharovatov activates a neglected public square, using the draw of cafes and retail to regenerate this small corner of Lviv. More on the design after the break.

Green Walking Mall Competition Entry / Unika

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Located in an area of , Ukraine with unfinished buildings, the proposal for the Green Walking Mall is conceived as an inclusions program for the existing Bazar Quarter into the surrounding urban structures. Designed by Unika Architecture & Urbanism, this is accomplished through the new planning structure that installs broken links with neighboring quarters. Their design adds clarity to complicated pedestrian links and chaotic planning including program for the existing area into the surrounding urban structures. More images and architects’ description after the break.