Київ , 2017
Type: Interior, reconstruction
Authors: Roman Sakh, Vitalyi Berezhnov, Valeria Voronova, Maria Vasylyk, Kostiantyn Kuchabskyi
The abandoned cinema Yerevan is situated on Chokolovka next to our platform and it was interesting for us as an object with potential for revitalization. When we were asked to use it and another part of the building to create a scientific hub, we realized that the moment had come. In addition to the cinema itself, the reconstruction project included two more blocks: the first floor of the research institute, in the same building and several garages in the yard.
The task was to develop in a short time a comprehensive project whose main goal is to popularize science among different age and social groups, from children to the elderly. Create a comfortable environment for the work and interaction of scientists. Each block of premises received a certain function. The hall of the cinema should become the main communication center, the first floor of the institute (Collab) - coworking for scientists, and the garage block in the courtyard is reconstructed into the Fablouse workshop (FabHouse).
The main idea for the workshop was to create a homely, relaxed atmosphere. The space is also divided into 2 parts - a production "dirty" room with machines and tools and a "clean" room for designing and working with electronics, educational events. The block is located in a separate building with its own courtyard, which allows you to use additional external space for exterior experiments or events in the open air.