taras kashko presents concept for youth cultural centre in kiev
(above) the building serves as a pathway over the highway to reach the river
all images courtesy of taras kashko
taras kashko is a ukrainian architect that proposes concepts for different cities. his latest one is the ‘youth cultural centre’ in kiev, where he suggests a building for culture and leisure that defines the boundaries between the centre, the river and the highway. the design took into consideration the site, aiming to turn the building into part of it. the construction is a fluid extension of the ground from which it grows, where a dual layer is created as a walkway, allowing people to walk on the building as well as through it.
the building aimed to transform the site and become a site itself
the simple and organic gesture creates a topographic form that blends into the landscape, making a fluid and natural relationship between inside and outside. the site steps downward towards the water, creating a dual course of steps, leading to the dnipro river. the basic material of the manufacturing process was a series of flat panels of 15mm thick metal. moulds were made out of steel rods contoured to the precise double-curved shape of each panel. a 10mm thick glass pane was made pliable with heat and laid over the contoured bed as an underlay to smooth out bumps and imperfections. each panel was unique in its sculptural form.
the façade showcases a curved form
each glass and metal panel is unique
diagram of façade construction
edited by: juliana neira | designboom