Green Walking Mall Proposal by Unika Architecture & Urbanism
Project: Green Walking Mall Proposal
Designed by Unika Architecture & Urbanism
Architects: Olha Kryvoruchko, Mary Protsyk, consulting: Vyacheslav Yakubovskyy
Client: OPENGAP, AlterMall competition
Location: Lviv, Ukraine
Design for the Green Walking Mall Proposal in Ukrainian city of Lviv comes from the drawing board of Unika Architecture & Urbanism.
From the Architects:
The BazarQuarter is situated on the place of unfinished buildings. Apparently, they will never be completed and their function is already lost. There is a spontaneously built up market with chaotic planning, uncomfortable walkways and confusing visual connections.The BazarQuarter is separated from the surrounding urban structures through its closed character and centripetal internal communications.
GreenWalkingMall is conceived as an inclusions program for the existing BazarQuarter into the surrounding urban structures. This is accomplished through the new planning structure that installs broken links with neighboring quarters. Become possible invariant movement: slow passing, walking and buying, rapid transit mall, riding a bicycle along new ways and to restore good visual connections.
GreenWalkingMall is a rethinking of concept of Bazaar. This maintains basic function – trade. We propose to fill it with new features – you’ll need it to become live urban Public Space. We also add a good piece of Green Space, missing in this place. Green roofs are the continuation of existing green zones – to a green loop. Plus green park, arranged inside a Mall, gives a possibility of cross-cutting through continuous green spaces.
The main idea of non-stop-walking across indoor and outdoor spaces, along walkways, bridges, ramps and combined with bicycle moving provides full access to all areas, volumes and functions with a lot of fun from walking.