The heart of the innovation park 'Unit.City' / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Masterplan / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
The small square reflects the historical industrial character of the place / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Forest inside the city / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
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Open auditorium / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
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Plaza at night / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'

Event plaza 'UNIT.City'

Years
2018-
Location
Ukraine, Kyiv
Type
Project area
1,3 ha
Client
'UDP'
Support
'Wojciechowski Architekci'
Cooperation
Bureau of initiative architecture 'GA'
State
In the implementation process
Challenge
To create a central plaza — the heart of 'UNIT.City'. It should become a cozy place for everyday use, which will have many use case scenarios over the year. To create an infrastructure for daily work and rest. To display the industrial past of the territory and combine its character with modern technologies.
Solution
The central plaza is a holistic system that combines several different-scaled territories. It can be transformed and adapted to different scenarios from skating rink and sporting events to art and fashion exhibitions. We have created the space with a lawn, auditorium and densely planted forest near the plaza. It will contrast with the innovation space and create a natural ecosystem. The historically industrial character of the location was shown in modern landscaping.

Location

The site is located in the former industrial zone on the territory of motorcycle factory.

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How should the central plaza of innovation park look like?

'Event Plaza' — is the second step towards the creation of 'UNIT.City' Innovation Park. The territory of the 'UNIT.Factory' with a cafe and a sport area were implemented on the first stage.

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 / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'

General urban concept is developed by 'APA Wojciechowski Architekci'

The main goal of innovative 'UNIT.City' is to create the newest, convenient platform for attracting and developing IT community. Residents of the innovation park will be able to freely exchange ideas and implement ambitious plans.

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Conceptual search

The territory will be certified by LEED. So, during the conceptual search, we took into account green construction standards and focused on efficient resource consumption.

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Development stages

Development of the site will be done in three stages:

  1. Forest, auditorium and sports ground
  2. Part of the plaza
  3. Whole plaza
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Masterplan of whole plaza

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Connections

We took into consideration all transport and pedestrian connections at all stages of project implementation.

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Second stage masterplan

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Space planning concept

The space is built on the contrast of the open empty space and densely planted forest. The depth of the forest will be visually extended due to the effect of the curve mirror — sheathed sheets of stainless steel support wall near the green zone.

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Park formation

We have selected sustainable plants that require minimal care and create a natural ecosystem.

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Ecosystem / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Ecosystem
Forest in the city / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Forest in the city

Open auditorium

On the opposite sides of the green zone there is an area for exercises and an open auditorium with a large lawn and amphitheater.

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Sport area / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Sport area

Industrial character of the space

Steam pipe is a key symbol of the industrial past of the territory. To enhance this idea, we used orange clinker bricks and cortene steel inserts for pavement.
 

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 / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'

Lighting

One of the lighting scenarios is the projection in the form of wheels of the motorcycle 'Dnipro', which was manufactured at a motorcycle factory.

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Plaza at night / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Plaza at night

User case scenarious

For events we have identified three main areas:

  • Open auditorium
  • Part of the plaza (2nd stage) 
  • Whole plaza (3rd stage)
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Central plaza is the heart of innovative environment 'Unit.City' / Event plaza 'UNIT.City'
Central plaza is the heart of innovative environment 'Unit.City'

We are testing design decisions in VR

Residents of 'UNIT.City' have created 'UNIT.Plaza' space in the VR. It provieds the possibility to walk around the plaza before it is opened.

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Implementation process

The construction has started and  it's planned to be open in 2019.

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Landscape architecture studio 'KOTSIUBA'

Maksym Kotsiuba, Mariia Andriienko, Marianna Kryvoruchko, Victoria Kachura, Anna Vasylieva, Inna Dobrovolska

 

Bureau of initiative architecture 'GA'

Vlodco Zotov

 

'UDP'

Vitaliy Melnyk, Inna Minyaylo, Mykhaylo Rakov

Strategy + design — Other Land

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