Mary Protsyk and Iryna Volynets have just sent us their entry project for the ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTION OF CULTURAL SPACE IN ANDRIYIVSKYYDESCENT IN KYIV
that was ranked as the Second Place Project.
THE MAIN IDEA OF THE PROJECT
The main idea of the project is to create cultural space on the territory of Andriyivskyy Descent in Kyiv. The Architectural conception of the space creation depends on historical values of Andriyivskyy Descent, its unique beauty and genuine spirit of the street. The proposed complex is situated on the former territory of the Yunist city block and on the territory of the factory of the same name. Whereas the descent is situated in the city center, the proposed space is a way to the Dnipro riverside. The main building is a landscape-building, which preserves historical surroundings and Zamkova hill silhouette. It becomes like an interaction of the building and landscape.
The territory of Yunist city block is located within walking distance from city center and it also has a good developed transport network. There are three ways to the planned area: from Andriyivskyy descent, Frolivska street and Borychiv Tik street. The main curvilinear building starts from the pedestrian part of Frolivska street and goes through the whole territory and finishes at Andriyivskyy descent. The main curvilinear building is not only cultural space but also recreation space. The building with different functions are also located on this territory, namely café, restaurant and conference room. The open green amphitheatre is situated in the heart of the cultural space. The remainder territory is the pedestrian path and greenery plantations.
The cultural space, as a general function, connects all the buildings of the area. Furthermore, it accumulates a variety of functions: exhibition and exposition halls, place for relaxation and alternative studying, library halls, lounge zone and service room. Each building has an entrance to the street, green amphitheater and other buildings. The whole cultural space is like a labyrinth which combines different functions. Movement in building is provided by ramps, which give the possibility to move from one level to another. Moreover, the dynamic ramps also connect the buildings of the first level and the roof, which are separated from the exhibition zone by the glass walls. There is a pedestrian path on the roof which provides connectivity with the residential area neighboring street where one may find recreational zone with the places for sitting. The green islets, being the essence of the project, are grown along the path.
first floor plan