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Jam Factory
location:Lviv, Ukraine
function:cultural centre
area:2 200 m2
status: preliminary design (2014)
team:Oleg Drozdov, Kateryna Yolkina, Serhii Kostianyi, Oleksandr Kuznetsov, Vitaliy Pravik, Anastasiia Stryzhevska, Oksana Chebina

Our competition proposal suggests the strategy not only for the plot of the former jam factory, but for the whole neighborhood by introducing the idea of a traffic-free passage. The adopted approach to restoration is far from being a mindless overall clean-up. On the contrary, it gently preserves all the layers imposed by previous development and adds new functions to the complex. We consider the layers dating back to the Soviet period as valuable as the earlier ones. In order to correspond to contemporary fire safety regulations, there was a necessity to introduce new vertical communications to interconnect the functions. The elevated open gallery with two staircases makes it possible to avoid the interference into the original structure of the old building. Additionally, the structure of the gallery has sufficient space to host a permanent stage. The courtyard can be filled with a variety of events. The appearance of a new cultural cluster is expected to cause a ripple effect for further development of the entire neighbourhood.


position in the city


adjacent area development




functional zoning


circulation and evacuation



phases of implementation
1. facade
2. library and shop
3. conference hall
4. exhibition space, cafe
5. art residence, administration, music studio
6. courtyard
7. showrooms
8. dance hall



ground floor
1. exhibition space
2. exhibition space for residents
3. artist studios
4. cafe
5. stage
6. sound
7. storage
8. library and shop
9. wc
10. multipurpose hall



1. music studio
2. sound recording room
3. control room
4. media exhibitions
5. kitchen
6. wc
7. utility room



1st floor
1. administration office
2. director
3. exhibition space
4. terrace
5. library
6. conference room
7. balcony



2nd floor
1. art residence
2. hall
3. coworking
4. terrace
5. library
6. conference room
7. outdoor conference terrace



section 1-1


section 2-2