The key challenge in the project was the harmonious integration of administrative and residential typologies in a suburban context of the Kyiv periphery. The presence of various functions within walking distance in the absence of city fuss allows the creation of a place that contributes to the work-life balance the modern city dweller aspires for.
A market square in the core of low-rise housing reimagines the traditional Ukrainian village layout. In our concept, the amenities are distributed at different levels: daily on the market square, where cafes, shops, and services are within walking distance; weekly in a shopping mall in the northern part of the site, easily accessible by car and transit traffic from the Dnieper highway.
The outer street makes a loop around the neighborhood. It serves transit and utility traffic for commercial and administrative buildings leaving the inner part of the neighborhood for a non-motorized commute. The blue-green loop created by the drainage brook supports the street network. Besides ecosystem services, brook also provides a connector between all housing blocks and amenities. A clear hierarchy of streets will facilitate orientation in the area for pedestrians, increase safety and promote active commuting.
Read the full report (in Russian) here.
M. Naumov, Y. Liashchynski
Competition entry, First prize
December 25, 2021
Urban Design and Planning