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Open Call: ‘Creating Homes for Tomorrow’

17:46 - 27 June, 2019
Open Call: ‘Creating Homes for Tomorrow’

Within the 2019/20 program, CANactions School travels to 4 metropoles in western, northern and central Europe and explores their innovative approaches for creating more livable neighborhoods. Based on the findings, we develop new strategies for locally specific and globally relevant questions, considering spatial, economic, social and political measures.

The program is exposed to the housing context of the three European cities that are widely acclaimed for their high living quality – Amsterdam, Zurich and Helsinki, and absorbs their practices to specifically address the housing challenges of the rapidly growing Kyiv.

Architect Transforms a Copenhagen Railway Depot into a Colorful Playground

07:00 - 6 June, 2019
Architect Transforms a Copenhagen Railway Depot into a Colorful Playground, © Illya Rastvorov
© Illya Rastvorov

The 2019 CANactions International Architecture Festival focused on an exploration of a notion of "Hromada" — Ukrainian name for the 'community', which is embedded into the country's historic and cultural codes and reflected in contemporary social movements and architectural forms.

Architect Illya Rastvorov is one of the winners of this year’s CANactions Youth Competition presented in Kyiv, Ukraine. For his proposal, the architect transformed the railroad depot of the Copenhagen Railway Station in Denmark into the “Copenhagen Playground”, a recreational area that caters to people of all ages and enhances the social conditions of the city.

© Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov + 7

CANactions International Architecture Festival 2019

04:45 - 18 December, 2018
CANactions International Architecture Festival 2019

CANactions is an educational platform, aimed to enhance the creation of places and communities where people love to live and work. CANactions integrates the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibility active change makers. CANactions is a member of Future Architecture Platform.

This year, the 12th CANactions International Architecture Festival will be focused on an exploration of a notion of "Hromada" — Ukrainian name for the Community.

Open Call Spring School 'Borders are for Crossing'

15:29 - 17 December, 2018
Open Call Spring School 'Borders are for Crossing'

OPEN CALL - SPRING SCHOOL
‘Borders are for Crossing’
18—25 March, 2019

CANactions International Architecture Festival 2018

19:30 - 9 February, 2018
CANactions International Architecture Festival 2018, CANactions educational platform
CANactions educational platform

CANactions seeks to enhance the creation of places and communities in Ukraine where people love to live and work. CANactions integrates the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibility active change makers. For this moment, CANactions is a member of Future Architecture Platform.

Since 2008, the International Architecture Festival CANactions has become the biggest educational event in the sphere of Architecture and Urbanism in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

2018 is the 11th time the Festival is about to be held. The topic of this year's festival is CONNECTIONS.

International Workshop Mystetskyi Arsenal: Spatial Development Scenarios

09:48 - 21 April, 2017
International Workshop Mystetskyi Arsenal: Spatial Development Scenarios, CANactions
CANactions

National Cultural-Arts and Museum Complex ‘Mystetskyi Arsenal’ is a large-scale cultural project of national and international importance in the historic center of Kyiv. Its mission is to promote the modernization of Ukrainian society and integration of Ukraine into the global context, based on the axiological potential of culture. 

10th International Architecture Festival CANactions

01:00 - 19 April, 2017
10th International Architecture Festival CANactions, CANactions
CANactions

CANactions seeks to enhance the creation of places and communities in Ukraine where people love to live and work. CANactions integrates the most relevant world experience in the sphere of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsibility active change makers. For this moment CANactions is a member of Future Architecture Platform.

Mini Shopping Mall Takes Top Prize in CANactions Youth Competition

00:00 - 11 June, 2014
Mini Shopping Mall Takes Top Prize in CANactions Youth Competition, Courtesy of Valentyn Sharovatov
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.