the building of a commercial center encloses a historic quarter within its red lines and provides a transition between two existing scales. the volume of the building is pierced by an ellipsoid atrium with a peninsular tower, housing restaurants. the atrium occupies one fourth of the building area, and in essence, is a prototype of the quarter inner space. the roof of the fourth floor is a recreation space with its center occupied by a garden over the atrium.



location: kharkov
client: avec and co.
area: 23 400m2
status: realized (2011)

drozdov&partners (oleg drozdov, vyacheslav zhemir, irina goydenko)