The main goal of the project is to compound too much program of the customer (50,000 sq m) with historic urban environment. The site is located in the heart of Kyiv.
The project solution of this dilemma - is the building-block with a closed perimeter, cropped to fit the main sky-line views, with a minimum height of the main facade to avoid one more high-riser in the city center. Important contextual solution is a principal rejection of pseudo-historical d?cor and the style of surrounding buildings. Radically modern corresponding to the street scale facade grid is more respectful to the historical environment.
The site, as well as a whole building, functionally divided into two zones: the street facade - public function rooms with courtyard and the shopping center on the lower floors, inland areas - apartments with private garden connected by the walkway with a public park. The small park at Instytutska street is preserved and developed.