Kiev – The Blue Line

The first prize winning proposal aims at providing a sustainable development framework for the Kiev islands as well as an infrastructural backbone for the future urban development of the entire metropolis.

The masterplan design suggests a paradigm shift: from large scale urban and infrastructure projects (specific to Ukrainian urban planning) to a more fluid and efficient place-making driven urbanism.

The project is drafted considering five key aspects: – sustainable infrastructure and improved connectivity of the islands – tourism and economic development – natural conservation planning – governance – city branding and city promotion.

The proposed new navigation transit system, The  Blue Line, aims at providing a sustainable development framework for the Kiev islands as well as an infrastructural backbone for the future urban development of the entire metropolis. Their design suggests a paradigm shift: from large scale urban and infrastructure projects (specific to Ukrainian urban planning) to a more fluid and efficient place-making driven urbanism.

Details

Client: Municipality of Kiev

Year, location: 2012, Kiev, Ukraine

Type, program:  International urban planning competition, Masterplan

Size: XXL / 2500 ha

Team: Wolfhouse Productions + urb. G. Pascariu