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Innovation park 'UNIT.City'

Years
2016-2017
Location
Ukraine, Kyiv
Type
Project area
1,3 ha
Client
'UDP'
Cooperation
Bureau of initiative architecture 'GA'
State
Implemented
Challenge
To create a space where everyone feels welcome, that also provokes self-development and self-improvement in a social atmosphere.
Solution
At the core of the space is a square, which acts as a gathering point for the surrounding buildings. We allocated separate areas for working and socializing in the open air near the school, the cafe and the office center. There are also green spaces in the area for physical activities.

Location

The site is located on what was previously a Motorcycle Factory.

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History of the place

Since 1945 the Kyiv Motorcycle Factory operated on the site. It produced motorcycles of a heavy class, and such popular models as 'Dnepr', 'Kievlyanin'.

Since the Kyiv Motorcycle Factory closed in the 2000’s, 24 hectares of the site were abandoned. At the beginning of the reconstruction in 2016, the majority of the buildings had been leased.

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Search for the concept

Сonstruction of a business campus with the IT school 'UNIT.Factory' were the first steps towards the Innovation Park implementation. Enrollment to 'Unit factory' takes place according to the system of the French school 42, meaning there are no formal exams or professors. Education is based on students initiative. After three years of study or even while studying, a young specialist will be able to work in IT offices that will be located on the site.

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The line '42: The answer to life, the Universe and everything' in the novel by Adams Douglas The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, provides the inspiration behind the naming of the school. In the initial concept, we decided to play with the story plot and formed the space based on the key points of the novel. This can be seen in the name of the café Horse and Groom (now 'UNIT.Cafe') and the phrase 'Where is your towel?' on the wall near the site entrance.

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Conceptual album

Later, we moved away from the novel and focused on the site as a link between the buildings. We supported the idea of unification, which is laid in the basis of 'UNIT.City'.

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Master Plan

After the conceptual album, we received additional source data, which modified original version. The result was the following master plan:

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Implementation Process

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Project details

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How does the space live now?

The public space of 'UNIT.City' is full of life. Since 2016, UNIT.City organized more than 200 events: lectures, networkings, exhibitions, etc. We have created a space where everyone feels welcome, that also provokes self-development and self-improvement in a social atmosphere.



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Сonstruction of UNIT.Factory was the first step towards the launch of a great project 'UNIT.City', which urban concept was developed by 'APA Wojciechowski'.

Based on the urban concept, we have developed projects of the second and third stages.



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'KOTSIUBA' Landscape architecture studio

Maksym Kotsiuba, Mariia Andriienko, Marianna Kryvoruchko, Tavifa Ponomarenko, Sergii Rogovskii

 

Bureau of initiative architecture 'GA'

Vlodco Zotov

Strategy + design — Other Land

Web development — Perevorot.com