Architects: Slava Balbek, Oleg Matushchenko
Product designer: Sasha Kozynets
Project manager: Borys Dorogov
Project Area: 50 sq. m
Project Year: 04/2016
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Photo credits: Andrey Bezuglov
This project - Library of the Pinchuk Art Gallery Contemporary art Museum - served as a demonstration of the bureau’s extreme concentration, speed and teamwork. The main task of the project was to create a comfortable working space for the researches, employees of the library and its visitors. Library featured standard and oversize books, brochures and other materials.
Inspired by art collection of the museum as well its interior, architects aimed to demonstrate that books were the epicentre of the events. To achieve this, pale colours and white prevail in all furniture and other design elements.
Architects used 6 mm steel sheets to manufacture book shelves which made the frame transparent and light. Console shelves for oversize materials keep the grand weight and strict horizont at the same time. In order to make the edge of the metallic construction original, it resembles the Dnipro river shoreline.