Museum of Revolution of Dignity
type: Architecture, Public building
location: Kyiv, Ukraine
status: International Competition, II prize
collaborators: ECOTHERMO ENGINEERING, CONC.
size: 12 000sq.m
authors: Oleksii Pakhomov, Mihail Churilov, Anna Viken, Olha Valkova, Yaroslava Dubova, Anna Potanina, Volodymyr Vustianskyi, Anton Gerasymovych, Nataliia Shulga, Denys Matviienko, Dmytro Gurin, Oleksandr Abrosimov, Oleksandr Sidnev, Iegor Shtefan, Sergiy Ferley, Maria Pakhomova, Dmytro Makahon, Viktor Fomin, Anton Oliinyk.
The Museum will interconnect several neighboring quarters, fully unlocking their previously ignored potential. The Museum will also become a focus point between numerous institutions located nearby. The new network of walkways will stitch together the Parliament, the Presidential Administration, the Government Quarter and the Maidan as a territory of unity and a symbol of direct democracy. The fence between the Government building and the House of Freedom will be taken down as an ethically impossible symbol. The existing garden of the Government house will become open to the public along with the Museum’s courtyard. The upper gallery of the House of Freedom will offer a direct connection with the Government building’s side arch.
As a result, the complex will create an almost uninterrupted chain of public spaces from the Maidan to the historic Mariinsky park, incorporating the parks along
Two more routes will open from the sides of the Museum: one connecting the Heavenly Hundred lane and the Muzeyni Provulok street, and another providing a direct link between the National Art Museum and the Khreschatik subway station.
The latter route will pass straight through the Museum, allowing the House of Freedom and the National Art Museum to hold joint events.
The building can be accessed by transport from Muzeyni Provulok street. All plots of land related to the overall project are either state- or city-owned.
The shape of the building pays tribute to the first spontaneous memorial created by anonymous people during the Revolution: a pile of paving stones on the sidewalk.
We expressly refused the option to build a structure that would visually dominate the district, opposing the already architecturally overcrowded area of the Maidan.
The building is more of a guiding landmark.