Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

Ave Plaza a new commercial hub for Kharkov

Ave-Plaza-Kharkov-Ukraine-Adelto-09

Kharkov-based architectural practice, Drozdov & Partners, have designed the Ave Plaza project. Completed in 2012, the contemporary shopping plaza can be found in Kharkov, Ukraine.

According to the architects: “Located in the very heart of Kharkov’s busy downtown, ave plaza inevitably became a new commercial hub of the city, attracting visitors with a variety of shops and restaurants, as well as with its striking appearance. although the building has a relatively small footprint, it proves to be highly efficient due to well thought-out circulation, which provides access to numerous facilities on each of the four commercial floors.

Ave-Plaza-Kharkov-Ukraine-Adelto-06

“The new contemporary building fills a gap in the historic tissue along the red line of the street, providing a smooth transition between two existing scales, in order to achieve maximum efficiency of the retail centre, the volume of the building is pierced by an ellipsoid atrium with a peninsular tower in the middle. The tower is occupied by a variety of restaurants, encouraging visitors to climb the upper floors.

“The peninsular tower inside the atrium creates a lively atmosphere, without spoiling the sight lines and the entire visual perception of the interior space. Occupying one fourth of the total area, the atrium represents an allusion to a city quarter. It is topped by a roof garden on the level of the fourth floor.”

Images courtesy of Andrey Avdeenko

About

Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

Love Interior Design & Exotic Travel? Follow us..

October 15, 2013 | Property | View comments

- Other articles you may enjoy -

Sign up to the Adelto newsletter