Aranchii Architects

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M17 Contemporary Art Center Rethinking

M17 contemporary art center in Kyiv city

The redesign of the M17 CAC consisted first of all in changing the envelope, the skin of the building, and giving a new visual representation to the already recognizable brand that would link it to the tradition of the Ukrainian avant-garde.

LOCATION: 102-104 Antonovycha str., Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine
AREA: Facade appx. 700 m2, footprint appx. 2000 m2
DATE: 2019
PROGRAMME: Rethinking of Contemporary Art Centre
PHOTO: Alik Usik, Serhii Nikiforov
AWARDS: 2019 Ukrainian Urban Awards, 3rd prize in renovation nomination, Kyiv, Ukraine
[Head of jury – Christos Passas (Zaha Hadid Architects)]; 2019 National Union of Architects of Ukraine, winner of implemented renovation projects, Kyiv, Ukraine
STATUS: Implemented

ARCHITECTURE: Dmytro Aranchii Architects
PROJECT TEAM: Dmytro Aranchii, Aliona Bondar, Mariia Aranchii, Bohdan Hadzhylov

The newly created envelope of M17 is based on a combination of ’museum background’ with modern methods of computational design.

Consequently, the basis of the pattern generation is laid in 45-degree-rotated square, which is a reference to the existing and recognizable windows of the building and to the Ukrainian suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich, who was born in the closest proximity to the CAC location, studied painting at the art school Murashko at the Pymonenko studio and taught at the Kyiv Art Institute. Only the square scale varies on the facade pattern, allowing pixelated representation of the identity and other graphic geometry.

The perforated facade panels of galvanized steel are highlighted at night and are illuminated from the inside giving the image of underscored perfection. The identity is intended to enhance the visual recognition of the M17 based at the same time on a simplified graphical presentation and its combination with the characteristic features of the Ukrainian avant-garde.

See also Tween Coexistense, a project of business park hall

M17 contemporary art center
M17 contemporary art center parametric facade close up
parametric facade with galvanized perforated panels
parametric facade with square pattern
M17 identity on the center's facade
parametric facade and modern art
parametric facade with galvanized perforated panels at night
parametric facade on the Antonovicha street in Kyiv city
rethinking of the building using parametric facade
M17 Contemporary Art Center reception
M17 Contemporary Art Center entrance
White simple exhibition zone
Exhibition zone interior
Contemporary Art Book Shop interior
m17 contemporary art center facade
facade of m17 cac kyiv ukraine
perforated parametric facade drawing m17 cac
m17 logo
m17 presentation logo
identity of m17 art center
bag with m17 identity
coffe cap with idenity of the art center
identity inspired by malevich
m17 interior for presentation
m17 identity animation

See also Black Octopus interior

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