time frame: 2018
location: Kyiv, Ukraine
building usage: Reconstruction of shopping center
type of activity: commercial concept, schematic design, project
GBA: 16 159 sq.m
GLA: 9 329 sq.m
The reconstruction of one of the symbols of Soviet architecture, included in the textbooks of world architecture, is a very responsible, but necessary action. We are sure that the building, as an architectural heritage, should be preserved only if it has a modern function that allows it to contribute to the city’s economy. The Soviet department store, the epicenter of the elite trade of the 90s, will turn into a modern retail and office space with a unique façade a solid economy.