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location:Odessa, Ukraine
function:office building with warehouses
area:26 420 m2
status:definitive design (2008)
team:Volodymyr Balkashin, Serhiy Batsunov, Iryna Gutsulyak, Oleg Drozdov, Yevgen Zarembo, Oleg Starodubtsev, Oleh Chebotarev

The massive cubic volume is expected to introduce a new reference scale and parcelling for the emerging built environment of the whole area which is likely to transform into a new business park.




volume and spatial typologies


facade patterns


Compositionally, due to the undercutting of the ground floor the massive cubic form beats gravitation and resembles the rock from Magritte’s painting. The façade pattern follows the tradition of Moorish sun-protecting trellis with their discrete and deepened window openings.




ground floor