RYBALSKY design & communicate competition results in the І`st nomination
Riverside Development and architectural festival PROSTONEBA held a closed competition — RYBALSKY design & communicate competition. In the first nomination of the contest participants were invited to develop the concept of architectural and planning solution of a single block of RYBALSKY residential area.
The main idea of the competition is to create a high quality residential area both from the point of view of the environment and from the point of view of architectural decisions. Riverside Development brings the idea of a diverse space, the design of which is being developed by various architects. The contestants paid special attention to the corner section of the block, which borders with the canal from one side and adjoins to the Elektrykiv street on the other, and in particular its possible cultural or social function.
The winners of the RYBALSKY design & communicate competition in the nomination "The concept of architectural and planning solution of the RYBALSKY residential area block" have been announced during the festival PROSTONEBA on July 7–9 in Kyiv. The winning team project will be implemented, and a team that has only one voice behind the I place will be invited to design another RYBALSKY’s object.
The authors of the project aimed to create a multi-functional public space that can be easily transformed, perform a cultural and entertainment function and be the center of a residential area. The main volume of an anchor object (corner section) levitates over the canal, the forefront of which makes the pedestrian zone of the canal. This is a complex of closed and open zones that adapt to a variety of scenarios — mass performances, multimedia festivals, sport park, and more.
The block itself consists of a 8–9-storey building, designed to take into account the fire safety and residents evacuation from the street without entering the inner courtyard of the block. Under the interior courtyard a two-level parking is located. The garbage disposal will take place through a two-tiered closed system: the garbage truck enters the enclosed room, which is then cleaned with a blow-down system.
The plasticity of the facade is formed by a sliding sun protection system. The appearance of the building varies during the day, as if the house decided itself how to look today. Public space and plastic construction are formed with the active society involvement.
Authors: Volodymyr Didiuk, Myroslav Dzvonkovskyi, Andrii Didiuk, Oleh Trofymenko
The architects sought to create a laconic block that would not be cumbersome and would havemaximum space usage efficiency. In order to visually reduce the height of the building, three main approaches were used for the facade design:
- "super-blue line" — the level of the 9th and 10th floors are deepened on the same distance as the 6th and 7th floors relative to the main facade;
- "air prospect" — decrease the saturation of the facade color with increasing height.
- "reverse prospect" — an increase in the width of the slots on the facade in height.
Anchor object in this project acts as the cultural center, consisting of an amphitheater and three main zones: an artistic mini-coffee shop, which is also a reception; class, administration and multifunctional hall. The possibility of separating the main hall into smaller spaces and entrances delimiting allows to conduct various public events as well as lease premises simultaneously, which is an important condition for the economic self-provision of the center.
The amphitheater, when weather conditions are favorable, will be the venue for cultural events. The ceiling height of more than 6 meters will allow the installation of large-sized objects exhibitions and equipment placement. The amphitheater is deepened in relation to the level of the driveway, which will make street shows or watching movies more comfortable. Exits from the porches of the northern part of the block directly overlooking the quay, thus dividing the flows of residents and visitors of the block. Stairs at the facades are hidden from precipitation and provide a short pedestrian connection between the canal and the street. The ramp provides barrier-free access to people with disabilities and the passage of fire trucks.
The team is convinced that society and its architectural environment are interdependent categories that form one another. In their opinion, designing of qualitatively new housing lays the foundations for the formation of a new society’s worldview.
With the aim of designing the architectural environment of the block which will be different from the traditional forms of development with a closer attention to human relationships and the formation of a positive life experience in this environment, architects have chosen gallery housing type. This approach allows the townspeople to feel benefits of suburban housing: easy access to the public area, greenery, and different quality of communication between people.
This team’s offering on community object organization at RYBALSKY block includes an elastic space by design that combines functions of the urban institute, the research and consulting bureau and the community center for the block’s residents with the management office.
Educational institution acts as an attractor for the creative layer of society, which always contributes to development of the territory to which it is involved. The RYBALSKY neighborhood is positioning itself as an example of a new and different approach to design and construction. Therefore, the school of architecture/urban studies is a logical choice that correlates with the general development concept.
The economic sustainability of the object will be provided by the semi-commercial model of the Institute, which includes both paid educational courses and events, as well as scholarship and open educational programs. Commercial objects, integrated into the educational process, but also accessible to the general public, can become an additional source of economic stability: for example, a seasonal bar, a bookstore and a coffee shop.