Ave Plaza a new commercial hub for Kharkov
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.
“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
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