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Reinterpreting the Space

With the beginning of the full scale war in Ukraine, Potocki Palace feel the urgent need to preserve the identity of their heritage, and to popularize it in the world.

Architecture competition Reinterpreting the Space is looking for the conceptual ideas for revitalization the historical space of the Potocki Palace complex in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine) with the creation of a public cultural space. 

Task: 

To adapt the complex open territory into a public space with multiple functions, preserving the existing historically formed structure.

The territory for developing conceptual proposals is divided into 3 parts and does NOT include buildings:  

  • Transformative multifunctional central open public space 
  • Semi-open architectural space with connection between buildings 
  • Staff space 

Proposed Revitalization Principles: 

  • Variability of the space thereby it can be easily transformed to provide an individual, personal stay as well as social connections
  • Preservation of the historically formed territory structure and the spirit of the place (genius loci)
  • Zoning of the territory in accordance with the formed ensemble structure and the developed concept of revitalization and development of the complex
  • Binding the spaces in «the backyard» together along the perimeter by means of pavilion and landscape architecture, covering structures and  transformative architectural structures
  • Creation of the semi-open spaces between the buildings to provide a comfortable passageway and communication taking into account protection from atmospheric influences and all-season complex operation
  • Organization of the multifunctional mobile open space within the central part of the park complex territory
  • Safety of visitors due to the possible Russian missile strikes
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