New Life in Kiev Theater Podil
• New Life in Kiev Theater Podil
Construction of the Theater on Podil area of 2700 square meters on Andrew's descent in Kiev, started back in the 90s, has been suspended since then until recently, when the game entered the private studios initiative Drozdov & Partners. The newly proposed reconstruction project involves significant changes in the same building. Its functionality has undergone a major transformation since the theater has evolved from an exclusive "palace" in an inclusive public space. Virtually the entire planning scheme has been changed along with most of the levels, which significantly simplifies the interaction with the audience of the theater and the city. Grate and the scene are the only spaces intact during the reconstruction of the building.
The new facade of recycled brick restores lost distinction and volume in the total scale of the street. All extensive technical services necessary to the theater, are placed in an enclosure lined with titanium-zinc alloy. The structure is successfully entered in the green hills rising behind it. Free passes on both sides of the theater conceived as part of the entire recreation program, which have an audience. The main entrance sets both physical and visual connection between the street and the lobby, which serves as the venue for the various activities not only during the day but also at night. The entrance area "translates" events from one space to another, the guests of the theater and the pedestrians turn into actors and spectators, and vice versa, depending on your point of view. Photo: Andrew Avdeenko