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Dvoropolis
location:Odessa, Ukraine
function:housing estate
area:2.4 hа
status:concept (2010)
team:Nataliia Hubish, Oleh Drozdov, Kateryna Yolkina, Volodymyr Konovalov, Oleksii Kotelievets, Yevhen Kosyk, Hanna Kosharna, Hanna Martynenko, Mykhaylo Tsybulievskyi

Large-scale financing has given way to prudent and reasonable investment. It now seems more efficient to build facilities that require less investment and have smaller parcelling and higher density. Besides, that it is equally important to consider not also private spaces, but also semi-private and public spaces. The plot borders on territories differing in their nature. In the immediate vicinity of the plot one can find high-rise development dating back to different periods, new shopping facilities and rather old low-rise neighbourhood. Bearing this context in mind, we introduced different typologies of housing in order to respond to the particular nature of each neighbour that surrounds the plot. A house with a patio was chosen as the dominant typological unit, as it allows flexible layout solutions and is totally conforming to the local climatic conditions. On the borderline with the low-rise neighborhood we placed lines of townhouses and triplexes, thus creating a continuous “green wall” stretching along the border. On the borderline with the shopping facilities there is a multifamily house of a more urban nature with commercial premises on the ground floor.

Another typology, which is an urban villa, with its own garden provides a tactful integration of green spaces, driveway and entrance to the building. The layout of the complex considers several types of public spaces: the central square, the walking alley, and several small courtyards that serve as shared spaces for a group of houses. Due to the high density of the neighborhood and the balance provided by these spaces, it must be relatively easy to maintain the territory. We believe that this new housing estate, being rich in typology and content, will prove conducive to a new sustainable community which is likely to emerge here.

 

morphology
masterplan
1. houses with patio
2. block of flats
3. city villa
4. triplex
5. townhouse
6. area for children
7. area for grown-ups
8. area for exercises
9. area for trash pick-up
10. utility area
11. area for dogs
12. parking area
traffic diagram