Selected teams to participate in the CPD

12 teams with pilot projects in Ukraine have been selected to participate in the CPD: Ukraine capacity-building program for architects and planners.

By the 1st of February, Architects Sweden received a total of 43 applications. The selection panel has now convened and assessed all the proposals, choosing 12 teams to participate in the capacity-building program. A summary of the information on the teams and their pilot projects is presented below.

1. Restoration and adaptation of historical buildings of the complex Potocki Palace, Ivano-Frankivsk.

Team: Anna Serbina, Larysa Polischuk, Volodymir Gaydai

Image: Mykyta Grach

The project involves comprehensive scientific research, development of a revitalization concept, and restoration works for the Potocki family palace complex in Ivano-Frankivsk. Research aims to preserve its historical and cultural significance, including valuable archaeological heritage. A targeted program for architectural-archaeological research has been developed for 2024-2028, approved by the Ivano-Frankivsk City Council.

2. Spatial Audit of Kharkiv

Team: Ihor Lialuk, Anna Martynenko, Artem Sosipatrov

Image: Kharkiv Open Institute

As part of the Open Institute of Kharkiv, a concept for conducting a Spatial Audit of the city of Kharkiv has been developed. The main conclusion of this work is that Kharkiv currently has an inefficient spatial model with low density, leading to inefficient use of natural and human resources. Kharkiv can be significantly optimized, especially in post-war times when the population will be lower, and density will decrease, increasing costs per citizen. The methodology of the spatial audit is not only relevant for Kharkiv but can also be applied to other large cities in Ukraine and Europe. The proposed stages include conducting spatial audits of subcenters and subcenters, developing conceptual design proposals, holding public discussions, and adjusting the methodology for conducting spatial audits to prepare guidelines and recommendations for the post-war development of large and major cities in Ukraine.

3. Revitalization concept for Katerynych Palace, Bobrovytsia

Team: Oksana Khoroshavina, Julia Petrenko

Kterynych Palace. Image: Shishko Alexander, Wikipedia Commons.

The Chernihiv region, heavily affected by aggression, sees depopulation despite post-occupation recovery efforts; cultural projects and events are crucial for rejuvenation. The Katerinych Family Palace, a heritage site, offers potential for artistic venues. Built in 1895 by Petro Petrovych Katerinych, it boasts intricate architecture and historical significance tied to Taras Shevchenko. Plans include establishing a museum, café, and restoring its theater, winter garden, and terraces. Additionally, efforts aim to revitalize the surrounding area with parks,recreational spaces, and health trails to promote tourism and community well-being.

4. Planning policy and zoning regulations within the UNESCO heritage in Chernivtsi

Team: Svitlana Biriuk, Anastasia Shevchenko, Katerina Korobko

Image: Unesco World Heritage Site in Chernivtsi. Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans.

The project aims to propose boundaries and regulations for land use within Chernivtsi’s central historical area and buffer zone of the UNESCO site, intending to preserve cultural heritage, integrate it into urban life, and foster sustainable development. It involves studying international practices, assessing existing cultural heritage, analyzing current development, and formulating zoning and development parameters, supported by methods such as field surveys and comparative analysis, ultimately aiming to create a comprehensive geoinformation database for effective management.

5. Development of the Historical Architectural Plan of city Dnipro

Team: Ivan Revskiy, Sergiy Revskiy,Olga Podushkina

Image: Ivan Revskiy

The planned comprehensive work aims to investigate and preserve the architectural and urban heritage of the city, building upon research conducted in the 1980s and 2018-2019. It involves several stages that can be executed sequentially or in varied orders and times. The program includes documenting historical buildings, identifying potential structures for modern reconstructions, analyzing compositional features, and proposing construction along historical red lines. Ultimately, it seeks to provide recommendations for preserving valuable historical buildings and enhancing the traditional character of the environment.

6. Revitalisation of House of Officers in Mykolaiv

Team: Yevhen Polyakov, Maria Tokar, Katerina Hmelna

Image: Volodymyr Alekseev

The Navy Officers’ House in Mykolaiv, built in 1824, served as a cultural and educational center for naval officers, hosting various events including balls, receptions, concerts, and lectures. With the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, it now hosts weekly film screenings, lectures, music concerts, and poetry performances. Plans include adapting the complex for multifunctional cultural and artistic purposes, housing a volunteer center and a scientific center focusing on water supply restoration in southern Ukraine. This initiative aims to create a safe public space for cultural events while also providing support to vulnerable populations such as internally displaced persons and victims of violence.

7. Zhovtnevyi Quarry – Ecological Restoration Socio-cultural and economic development, Kryviy Rih

Team: Hanna Kulvanovskaya, Viktoria Patsiuk, Mykyta Oliinyk

Image: Hanna Litvinchuk

The team aims to improve the quality of life for local residents by creating a pleasant and secure recreational space, offering opportunities for an active lifestyle and community development. Their goal involves developing civil society by mobilizing local communities, encouraging participation in decision-making, and fostering a sense of community involvement. They also focus on ecological restoration, tourism development, job creation, and economic development in the region. The project seeks to study the physical, geographical, and ecological conditions of the territory while designing and implementing modified landscapes. Additionally, it plans to establish spaces for cultural events, sports competitions, educational programs, and other activities to promote socio-cultural development.

8. Ukrainian Wooden Architecture: Research and Preservation

Team: Mariana Kaplinska, Ihor Bokalo, Andriy Kotlarchuk

Image: Ihor Bokalo

The project focuses on researching and preserving Ukraine’s rich wooden architectural heritage, which is under threat from neglect and Russian attacks. It aims to document and conserve diverse examples of religious, public, residential, and storage buildings, employing a multidisciplinary approach that considers traditional building techniques, structural integrity, and ethnographic significance. Challenges include water damage,
improper restorations, insect infestation, fungal decay, and lack of appreciation from owners. Conservation efforts require thorough surveys, treatment recommendations, and consideration of adaptive reuse options, including relocation to open-air museums Individual analysis of each building’s condition is essential to address these preservation challenges.

9. Regeneration and Revitalization of historical blocks of the city of Zaporizhzhya

Team: Svitlana Zaharova, Dmytro Romanov

Museum Kraevedchesky. Image: Evgeniy Usov Source: Wikidata.

The project focuses on the regeneration and revitalization of specific quarters within the historical environment of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, aiming to restore the planning structure of medium and small historical cities, which has been significantly damaged due to various factors such as war destruction and non-compliance with architectural plans. Zaporizhzhia’s historical architectural plan identifies three historical areas, including “Old Oleksandrivsk” and “Socialist Zaporizhzhia,” where protective zones
are established around significant monuments and complexes, coinciding with the boundaries of historical areas.

10. The Way to a Heritage: Development of the Kamianka Community

Team: Olena Zhukova, Olesya Chagovets, Tamil Chupak

Dovydov Manor. Image: Westbam, Wikipedia Commons

The project aims to revitalize the Kamianka community in the Cherkasy region by reclaiming its stolen artistic heritage and engaging the public in shaping its sustainable development. With a focus on revealing Kamianka’s cultural value and redefining the region’s historical and cultural identity, the project seeks to strengthen local identity and involve the cultural sector in community development. Through collaboration with local stakeholders and training initiatives, the project aims to integrate Kamianka’s heritage into the community’s fabric, fostering sustainability, economic growth, and European integration.

11. Industrial Complex of Saltworks, Drohobychy

Team: Vitaliia Barkar, Daria Korba, Ksenia Paltsun

Image: Daria Korba, Ksenia Paltsun

The Drohobych Saltworks, dating back to 1390, is Ukraine’s oldest continuously operating enterprise, employing ancient salt production methods. Spanning 5.8 hectares with nine recognized cultural monuments, it sits near significant landmarks like St. George’s Church and the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. With the closure of Ukraine’s largest salt plant due to conflict, the Drohobych Saltworks stands as the nation’s sole operational salt production facility.

The project aims to develop a comprehensive spatial strategy for the saltworks, given its historical significance and ties to Drohobych’s center. It includes components like volumetric and spatial strategies, community engagement, and a pilot conservation project for one building. The project seeks to leverage historical research, technical reports, and community collaboration to revitalize and preserve this cultural heritage site.

12. Old Town Cemetery: Memorial Park Rehabilitation territory, Slavyansk

Team: Anna Viazovska, Vitaliy Viazovskiy, Evgeniya Kalugina

Image: Artemco, Wikipedia Commons

The project aims to transform the Old Cemetery site in Sloviansk into a Memorial Park, preserving historical memory and engaging residents with their city’s past. Efforts include developing detailed plans for layout, pathways, gravestone restoration, and creating a memorial zone, while also addressing architectural considerations to maintain historical identity and create a contemporary space for reflection.