House of Europe presents the project of a mobile “representative office” that will travel across Ukraine
Twice a year, it will come to the cities that need a new creative space and have demand for renovation of cultural infrastructure.
The House of Europe program presented a mobile pavilion with an original architectural design, which will visit Ukrainian cities.
It was developed by a team of Ukrainian architects: Ivan Protasov, Yana Buchatska, Dmytro Mikheiev and Taras Baran. Twice a year, it will come to the cities that need a new creative space and have demand for renovation of cultural infrastructure. There, the pavilion will be opened to visitors for several weeks.
One of the project’s goals is to bring together representatives of various sectors and create an atmosphere for a more active public space, thus enriching life of the local community. The pavilion must help conceive new ideas and projects by hosting workshops, film screenings and concerts. It will also offer information about available programs from House of Europe and other initiatives of the EU in Ukraine and consultations regarding education grants and individual scholarships.
“We offered a pavilion for House of Europe, which thanks to its shape and all-directional orientation creates a full-fledged public space. This space will enable the city’s residents to freely communicate, interact and participate in cultural events. The concept of this pavilion was developed before the pandemic, but even in today’s conditions its shape allows the visitors to keep social distance,” architect Ivan Protasov said.
Depending on location and event program, the pavilion can be configured in six main modifications. According to Ivan Protasov, the modularity of materials enables the team to use the pavilion in various contexts of Ukrainian cities.
The mobility of the 180-sq.m pavilion is ensured by four custom-made containers, modular stage structures, decorative fiberglass mesh and a mirror awning, which will be assembled on location.
The pavilion’s two amphitheaters in various configurations can receive almost 100 visitors, accommodating a third of them under a 4 meters high awning offering protection against rain, sun or wind.
The pavilion will be built this summer, but it will be able to travel to Ukrainian cities only after the quarantine restrictions imposed in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus are lifted, the EU Delegation to Ukraine says.
By Oleksandra Panchenko