During a week-workshop 'Public space' within the framework of the 'Cities of Ukraine' festival we have developed the concept of the Opera House Square in Dnipro in cooperation with 'Urban Sustain Architecture' and 'VG Architects'.
It is impossible to reorganize the space without changing its perception in people's minds. If you start with a physical transformation, then no matter how beautiful the square is, people will continue to sell their products in there. We decided to rethink the theater area and offer scenarios for its development as a cultural center.
Main 3 targets were determined:
Representation of culture on the square
Formation of a holistic self-sufficient square
F ormation of user-case scenarious
We have done a transformation map for 20 months — sufficient time period for forming a powerful cultural center. Physical transformation is only the third stage.