Respublika Residential Complex | Archimatika

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Project Name: Respublika residential complex

Practice: Archimatika

Firm Location: Ukraine, Kyiv

Completion year: 2020

Gross Built up Area: 109514 sqm

Project Location: Ukraine, Kyiv

Lead Architects: Dmytro Vasyliev, Aleksandr Popov, Kateryna Onachuk

Landscape Consultants: Anna Kulvanovska, Anna Kornilova

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Project Description

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Residential complex “Respublika” is the largest residential project in the country. The total area will be more than 247 acres. In 2019, the first phase of construction completed. The whole district will be built into more than 10 phases overall. The basic principles adopted for the development of the 1st phase of the project: midrise buildings, urban block planning, separation of pedestrian zones and vehicles, closed courtyards – open streets. Urban blocks are not classical quadrangular, but pentagonal forms a slightly more lively and unpredictable space. There are more than 40 options of planning solutions realized in the first phase based on our standard of PRO-apartments.

The sections are arranged in pentagons, which diverge in petals from the “core” – an area of 80×80 meters with a community center. In the place where the fifth “petal” of housing could be located – elementary school and recreation: tennis courts, football, and volleyball courts. The design of the private courtyards closed on all sides is deliberately opposed to the streets’ geometric correctness. The atmosphere here is cozy, slightly suburban: round-shaped playgrounds, hills and paths, tall trees, the grass is breaking through the tiles.

The height of houses does not exceed ten floors. Each section is unique – due to the color, size, location of the windows. The sections’ flat facades are also heterogeneous: the interruption of the rhythm of the walls and the “switching” between three shades of plaster divides them into blocks of different heights, accents are white “frames” that unite the windows to a height of two or three floors. A common feature is rounded corners, outlined by a white “outline”. Dark gray neutral “pauses” are a “binder” that holds the colored sections together and “seats” them on the solid ground floor. These “bundles” are of lesser height; they have terraces on the roof. In the next phases, architects improve the developed techniques. The palette will become more complex, and the architecture will evolve, opening up more typologies and perspectives. The pedestrian space will grow and become more complex, linking all parts of the neighborhood with each other and “connecting” them to the large square in front of the shopping center. Starting from the fifth phase, the residential area blocks will become open, the territory between them is even more permeable.

Special attention paid to the creation of a public pedestrian area and social activity zones, separated from vehicles, in each neighborhood. Walkway, courtyards, squares connected between the ground level of the building with coffee shops, community center, and so on. All to attract people and make the environment safer and friendlier. The diversity of uses generates external activities that contribute to the safety of spaces. A large area that allowed architects to accommodate a whole “sports town”. There is also organized the “Academy of Sports” in which you can play volleyball, basketball, football, and Paddle-Tennis, train in the TRX-zones, use the showers, lavatories, and if you wish to rent sports equipment or a bike for free. Overall there are 5 playing fields, including a 60×40 football field, which is unique compared to other new residential complexes of Kyiv.

The well-planned territory will allow residents to have a pleasant time communicating with each other. The pedestrian area, which is intended for active rest and walks, where is located a recreation zone, fountains, and a large entertaining children’s town. The spaces inside the courtyards are designed for more intimate pastimes. The concept of landscape design is in recreating a natural environment with narrow paths between grasses and lawns.

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