ФОРМА is the independent office driven by research and experiments in architecture. Our approach is to create a product at the intersection of the disciplines. In a constant dialogue with specialists in theoretical and practical fields, we use different representation forms for our projects. From spatial development strategies, master plans, renovation programs and buildings to books, interfaces, installations and exhibitions. Dealing with constant changes in ecology, economy, political and social systems allows us to think broadly and initiate cooperation for interdisciplinary growth.

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Location: Malopidvalna st. 12/10,
01034 Kyiv, Ukraine
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M82: The development strategy of the former "Tetrapak" factory

Program: Research, Strategy, Retail, Leisure
Site area: 13 200 sq.m.
Building area: 17 000 sq.m.
Year: 2018

ФОРМА was invited by 'goodwine' to develop a strategy for the renovation of buildings and the territory of the former Tetrapak factory.

Babyn Yar

Program: Research
Year: 2020

Today, the space of Babyn Yar is filled with multiple scenarios. They are played out daily in the area, which rather disorients and makes it impossible to spend time consciously within the memorial and preserved areas. This study is an attempt of a comprehensive look at further work with the territory based on the landscape analysis of Kyiv ravines.

Rodebjer + Masha Reva

Program: Scenography
Area: 950 sq.m.
Year: 2020

Masha Reva collaborated with ФОРМА to create set-design and scenography for the Rodebjer at Fall Winter 2020 show during the Copenhagen Fashion Week

Program: Food production, Retail, Offices, Leisure
Collaborators: Interstore Schweizer
Area: 22 000 sq.m
Year: 2020

Program: Retail, Furniture
Site area: 50 sq.m.
Year: 2020

Program: School
Site area: 1,5 ha
Building area: 12 562 sq.m.
Year: 2020

Program: Cinema, Conference
Area: 1 575 sq.m.
Year: 2018

Program: Food production, Retail, Restaurant
Collaborators: Interstore Schweizer, A3, Outline
Area: 667 sq.m
Year: 2020–Ongoing

Rybalsky Residential Block

Program: Residential, Cultural
Building area: 3 496 sq.m.
Year: 2018

The project provides a unique solution for the planning structure, which adds new qualities to the area. The residential area with the cultural centre is located in the centre of the regular lattice of the Rybalsky peninsula general plan. Its unique role for the district is expressed by the transformation of the shape of the plan: an oval volume is inscribed in the quadrangular perimeter.

Renovation of Gamma Factory

Program: Research, Mixed use
Site area: 9 180 sq.m.
Building area: 46 600 sq.m
Year: 2018

Gamma factory (Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine) was built at the beginning of 1960th, specialized on the production of high-tech electronic products for the space, aviation and nuclear industries. After 1991 the company declared bankruptcy and declined. ФОРМА’s proposal for the mix-used development was based on the idea of creating a cultural, business and retail core of the city.

Cxema X Boiler Room

Program: Scenography
Site Area: 3000 sq.m.
Year: 2019

Cxema is the life-changing party forging the new sound of the Ukrainian underground. Mixmag


Program: Mixed-use
Site area:
Area: 36 200 sq m
Year: 2018 – Ongoing

Promprylad.Renovation is an investment center on the territory of a revitalized former factory in Ivano-Frankivsk. The project embodies the idea of impact-investment and combines the advantages of commercial and socially significant enterprises. Based on the intersection of four different directions, which are new economics, urbanism, contemporary art, and non-formal education, Promprylad aims to become the center of the creative potential of the city and thus influence the development of the region.

Second Biennale of Contemporary Ukrainian Artists

Program: Exhibition
Area: 2 500 sq.m
Year: 2019

The Second Biennale of Young Art was held in 2019 in Kharkiv and became the second edition of the biennial project, initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine in the aim to support and represent contemporary Ukrainian art.

Program: Landscape
Site area: 2250 sq.m.
Year: 2020

044 House

Program: Residential, Retail, Leisure
Area: 2130 sq.m.
Year: 2017 – Ongoing

044 House is a new residential complex in Podil district in Kyiv, designed by ФОРМА. The project was created on the principles of ecological urban development on the basis of in-depth study of “industrial Podil” and its historical architecture. The conducted research of residential buildings from 1980th, their rhythm, proportions and color scheme, gave an opportunity to develop a balanced design solution.

Program: Offices
Building area: 49000 sq.m.
Year: 2020

First Biennale of Ukrainian Contemporary Artists

Program: Exhibition
Area: 8 000 sq.m
Year: 2017

“Today that never happened” curators Lizaveta German, Maria Lanko, and Kateryna Filiuk applied to the categories of changes and fluidity, reflected through the aspects of blurring of topographic boundaries, the fragility of nation-states, the variability of identities, and the disappearance of the boundaries between the private and the public. ФОРМА was responsible for the exhibition design of the festival.

Commemorative sign "The Bellis affair"

Program: Memorial, Infrastructure
Status: Invited competition. 1st prize winner
Area: 25 sq.m
Year: 2020

The commemorative sign “The Beilis affair” was developed as a part of the project by Anna Zvyagintseva, which was selected in the framework of the competition for the memorial sign about the Bellis case. The project followed the cooperation between the artist and architectural studio, presented earlier within the School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015, PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, and Future Generation Art Prize 2019.

NPAK Armenian Centre for Contemporary Art

Program: Museum, Performance centre
Building area: 5 100 sq.m.
Year: 2019

The Armenian sailing vessel “Kilikia” being a true copy of a merchant ship of the Middle Ages, from 2004 to 2006 was able to overcome the route from Yerevan around Europe, having passed through seven seas. In the Middle Ages the ship was a symbol of the unification of nations, and travellers and merchants played an important role in the intercultural dialogue and exchange. In the 21st century the participants of world discourse are artists. The story of the journey of “Kilikia” was the inspiration for our decision. Squeezed in the city structure The NPAK building today is the part of the architectural ensemble that had lost its original function.


Program: Restaurant, Furniture
Site area:
Year: 2018

JOMO is an abbreviation of “joy of missing out”, which could be interpreted as the concept of abandoning the internet and technology without compunction. The JOMO burger cafe seems to be ironic about its surroundings and context: space is located in a bustling area, full of office workers and students.

T-Park Office Building

Program: Parking, Office, Conference
Typology: Office
Status: Invited competition. 3rd prize winner
Area: 13 030 sq.m

The core of the building is the rooms that make up the complex space of "volumes" and "voids". This multifunctional spaces provide an active social life inside. Their shared amenities brings together professionals into friendly companies and can exist as a neutral zone for presentations or negotiations. A children's room, a shared dining area, or a small movie room and game room will allow to work overtime but not neglect rest or family.


Program: Scenography
Year: 2019

“It seems like the most genuinely and painfully cool party left on earth.”
Electronic Beats, INT

Promprylad.Renovation: Study Models

Program: Exhibition
Area: 500 sq.m
Year: 2019

In recent years, the rethinking of the purpose of industrial architecture has become a representative practice in which possibilities are determined by research. Architects are facing the situation, where the proposal must justify a certain set of functions and goals of the object. The architectural design of Promprylad. Renovation can be considered as a proper example to explore.

House of Hungarian Music

Program: Museum, Concert Hall
Building area: 3 496 sq.m.
Year: 2014

The idea of the building as architectural incarnation of synthesis of vision and hearing, metaphor of music as a complicated system of simple primitives, as a shell for sound experiments, multifunctional stage for learning Hungary Music in all it’s manifestations.

Guilty Wine Bar

Program: Bar
Area: 25 sq.m
Year: 2018

Guilty wine bar was conceived as a place to start the evening, and the exhibition program, curated by Maria Lanko and Liza German, extended this conception into the context of art. Drafts and sketches by local artists, such as Lucia Ivanova and Ksenia Hnylytska, gave an alternative view on the idea of the origin and preparation.

Сxema. July 2018

Program: Research, Scenography
Site area: 2 000 sq.m.
Year: 2018

ФОРМА was involved in the organization of Cxema parties from 2015 to 2019, rethinking from the perspective of architectural practice the typology of rave and creating a holistic visual image of the space. Every season had a specific concept that directly influenced spatial and lighting solutions.

Busan Opera House

Program: Theatre, Opera, Event hall
Site area: 34 928 sq m
Area: 62 300 sq m
Year: 2011

Project is awarded an Honorary Mention at the International Ideas Competition for Busan Opera House in South Korea. The competition was promoted by the Busan Metropolitan Mayor's Office seeking international ideas to build an opera house that would become "a future-oriented cultural space that can raise local performing art culture one level up with its hi-tech facilities and differentiated contents".

Program: Culture, Leisure, Learning centre
Area: 3500 sq.m.
Year: 2014