Behind the “Dnipro” hotel on European Square there is an active preparation for construction of a 40-story skyscraper – hotel and office complex.
Its height will be 120m. This huge construction will locate on a very small plot of land. Its address is Khreshchatyk, 5. The construction works are carried out as part of reconstruction of the European Square in order to solve traffic problems. For this reason, a tender for the best concepts of reconstruction of European Square had been being invited.
The winner is the design studio of Andrey Pashenko. The German architectural bureau “Eller + Eller” and design bureau “BIP-PM” help to implement the project.
Therefore, the project provides at least 3-level parking garage. The total actual space is about 180 sq m. The first part of the complex should be commissioned before the end of this year.
It is recommended for the authors to modify the architecture of the object, as the facades are to be made of glass. It is very important to think over the transport and pedestrian scheme of the European Square in order to ensure continuous traffic towards the Grushevskiy street and to give the owners of neighboring buildings an opportunity to participate in the project designing to reach the end-to-end solution of the problems of this area. As the city’s authorities do not want the European Square to be used only as the traffic interchange. They are firmly convinced that the Square should serve as pedestrian area at least during the holidays.
The additional information:
The supposed date of commissioning: the fourth quarter of 2010
The number of floors: 40