Unit City Office
Architects: Maksym Muratov, Tanya Borodaienko, Ann Andrianova
Photo: Ivan Avdeenko
Project Year: 2021
Status: Finished
Location: Ukraine, Kharkiv
The main factor for the formation of space is its working hours - it is open 24/7. City that never sleeps has to be comfortable, thus balance of functional zones becomes as important as its set: not only working zones, but also resting ones are needed.
Working hours influenced not only spatial organisation, but also choice of colour scheme. Again the task was not just to choose colours, but to create such a balance that will make the space neither monotone nor intrusive. The decision was to introduce bright but carefully measured accents on which you can look quickly but which don't take all the attention.
Buildings of Soviet period do not have modern ventilation, air conditioning and heating systems, so the repair of any old premises usually involves changes in the engineering part. To this project new engineering networks became an additional element of space.
The key decision regarding the spatial organization was the arrangement of a double-height space on the second floor of the office. Designing official premises for comfortable work of three hundred employees required the creation of an additional floor, as well as the creation of "buffer zones" for communication during the work process or recreation.
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Unit City Office