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VG Horse Club
location:Kharkiv, Ukraine
function:equestrian club
area:6 ha
status:built (2019)
photo:Andrey Avdeenko, Ivan Avdeenko
team: Oleg Drozdov, Kateryna Yolkina, Serhii Kostianyi, Konstantyn Rudnev, Ievgen Nevmyvaka, Vitalii Pravyk, Oleksiy Vavushka
client:VG Horse club

The Kharkiv river flows amidst the picturesque surroundings on the northern outskirts of the city. Its high right bank is covered with green hills, while its lower left bank is a meadow which is now home to an equestrian club. The vicinity of the river and the topography of the plot had a major impact on the complex layout. All the main buildings are placed on the elevated plateau, whereas the low-lying areas which are prone to flooding are transformed into paddocks.

 

 

The complex is not far from the ring road. The traffic noise is managed with the help of an apple orchard and the volume of the covered riding hall. Three “digits” of the stables abut on the riding hall. They are followed by the paddocks and the open-air riding hall with a spectator stand. To the right of the administrative block there are special structures for horse training.

 

 

 

The gables of the administrative block and the stables are made of rough oak trunks. They emphasize the tectonics, accentuate the entrances, and control the sunlight that gets inside the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

south-west elevation

 

north-west elevation

 

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masterplan