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place:Kharkiv, Ukraine
square:2 600 m2
status:preliminary design (2017)
team:Aleksey Vavushka, Oleg Drozdov, Kateryna Yolkina, Vyacheslav Zhemir, Ievgen Nevmyvaka, Vitaliy Pravik, Oksana Chebina

The plot for a new fitness-club and an office building is situated on the meeting point of two grids of urban tissue. New interventions respond to both structures.




The fitness-club fits within the sports complex established in soviet times, coming as a third missing element between the gym and “Pioner” swimming pool.



The utterly laconic and solid rectangular block conceals within itself a free interflowing space permeated with numerous sightlines.






Functionally, the club is divided into three levels. On the ground floor this is a large two-storeyed lobby, together with all administrative and utility premises. The upper level is a room for a vast open-space gym. At the very top there are “suspended” private rooms for group trainings.



The perforated facade maintains the balance between inward concentration and contemplation. The curb blocks provide sun protection and create an easily recognizable image.




ground floor plan


first floor plan


second floor plan


section 1


section 2