ФОРМА
ФОРМА is independent office driven by research and experiments in architecture. Our approach is to work at the intersection of the disciplines. In a constant dialogue with specialists in theoretical and practical fields, we use different representation forms for the 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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01034 Kyiv, Ukraine
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Promprylad.Renovation

Promprylad.Renovation


Program: Mixed-use
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.

VOGUE pop-up gift shop

VOGUE pop-up gift shop

Program: Pop-up
Status: Completed
Area: 6 sq.m
Year: 2024

Prom.Coworking

Prom.Coworking


Program: Coworking, Offices
Status: Completed
Area: 1500 sq.m.
Year: 2024

The important stage in the implementation of a major renovation project of the Promprylad factory in Ivano-Frankivsk. As part of an ecosystem, the space of interaction and cooperation promotes a new culture of innovation. It facilitates the creation of projects and supports those who change the rules of the game.

I AM U ARE. Ukrainian creators fair NY

I AM U ARE. Ukrainian creators fair NY


Program: Exhibition, Retail, Scenography, Furniture
Area: 1800 sq.m.
Status: Construction
Year: 2023–Ongoing

i am u are is a platform for empowering the creative industry of Ukraine. Fair & exhibition will take place in New York on March 24-26th at the heart of NYC, Skylight at Essex Crossing.

Corridor Park. Strategy for Dnieper Islands


Program: Research, Strategy, Masterplan
Collaborators: Bassinet Turquin Paysage
Site area: 2000 ha
Year: 2011

The main reason why Kyiv islands have become a wasteland is that they almost have no access from both sides of the river. For a 12-kilometer piece of land of Trukhaniv and Muromets islands there are only three points from which one can get into the area (from the Northern bridge, from the pedestrian bridge and from Hydropark). Hardly anybody can cover the distance on foot and get pleasure from walking and contemplation.

Program: Scenography
Site area: 2000 sq.m.
Year: 2019

“Our Years, Our Words, Our Losses, Our Searches, Our Us”

“Our Years, Our Words, Our Losses, Our Searches, Our Us”


Program: Exhibition design
Curators: Kateryna Iakovlenko, Natalia Matsenko, Borys Filonenko
Status: Completed
Year: 2023

The exhibition “Our Years, Our Words, Our Losses, Our Searches, Our Us” is accompany the opening of the Jam Factory Art Cente on November 18, 2023 and will be the first large-scale exhibition in the history of the art center. The exhibition present the works of Ukrainian artists from 2022-2023 and a longer chronology – from the 19th century to the present.

T-Park Office Building


Program: Parking, Office, Conference
Area: 13 030 sq.m
Status: Invited competition. 3rd prize winner
Year: 2015

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.

Pavlo Makov. “Fountain of Exhaustion. Acqua Alta”


Program: Exhibition
Area: 88 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Year: 2022

"The display symbolizes exhaustion on many levels. Besides the obvious – depletion of humanity’s resources and credit with the environment – it’s about psychological exhaustion due to social media abuse, the pandemic and economic recession." Pavlo Makov

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.

Before the Future. Spazio Esedra at the Giardini. The pavilion of Ukraine at 18th International Architecture Exhibition–La Biennale di Venezia

Before the Future. Spazio Esedra at the Giardini. The pavilion of Ukraine at 18th International Architecture Exhibition–La Biennale di Venezia

Ukraine is participating in the 18th International Architecture Exhibition curated by Lesley Lokko (20 May – 26 November 2023), with a Pavilion at the Arsenale (Sale d’Armi) and an installation in the Spazio Esedra at the Giardini. Before the Future is the title of the participation, organized by the commissioner Mariana Oleskiv, and curated by Iryna Miroshnykova, Oleksii Petrov and Borys Filonenko. Ukraine had not participated in the Biennale Architettura since 2014.

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

Program: Offices
Building area: 2900 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.

Сxema. July 2018


Program: Research, Scenography
Site area: 2 000 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Collaborators: BlckBox
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.

Cxema+PAN


Program: Scenography
Area: 3000 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Collaborators: BlckBox
Year: 2019

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

ZigZag Kyiv


Program: Restaurant
Status: Completed
Area: 70 sq.m
Year: 2016

Zigzag is a city cafe located on one of Kyiv’s most fashionable streets, which became popular among the local creative community. Zigzag is a symbol, which is widely represented in Ukrainian avant-garde poetry and art.

YES Brainstorming

YES Brainstorming


Program: Culture, Scenography
Area: 660 sq.m
Collaborators: Oleksandr Burlaka
Status: Completed
Year: 2021

Yalta European Strategy (YES) is a leading forum for discussing Ukraine’s European future and global context. YES fosters new ideas. It connects Ukraine to international partners, supports forces for change in the country, and builds networks of supporters for a new Ukraine worldwide.
Together with an architect Oleksander Burlaka, ФОРМА developed the project for the main pavilion.

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

044 House


Program: Residential, Retail, Leisure
Collaborators: KDD Engineering
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.

Checkpoint 'Protected Lands'


Program: Pavilion, Exhibition
Collaborators: Pavilion of Culture, Tbilisi Architecture Biennial
Area: 21 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Year: 2022

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, essential routes were equipped with defensive fortificationsーcheckpoints. All of them were built hastily from locally available materialsーconcrete, metal, wood, earth, or sand.
A checkpoint provides movement control and defense and can be part of a more extensive fortification system with surveillance, cover, and fire functions. The most effective protection of defensive structures is provided when combined with natural obstacles, such as mountains and ravines, rivers and lakes, swamps, and impenetrable forests.

P13: Pavilion of Culture

P13: Pavilion of Culture


Program: Culture, Museum, Event hall, Gallery
Area: 2 500 sq.m
Status: Ongoing
Year: 2020

The most significant cultural projects of modern Ukraine are initiated by independent researchers, curators, and artists. The potential of these independent creators, intellectual and artistic level of their work is much more ahead of the existing institutional capacity. There is a lack of institutions in Ukraine, that could provide a decent level of support and development of cultural initiatives. This absence of institutional sustainability led to the idea of creating the Pavilion of Culture – an institution that will provide the audience, space, and opportunities for the realization of the leading cultural creators.

Create! for UNICEF and Cultural Platform Zakarpattya

Create! for UNICEF and Cultural Platform Zakarpattya

Program: Education, Exhibition, Pavilion
Area: 300 sq.m.
Year: 2024

Medyk

Medyk

Program: Park, Mixed-use
Area: 2000
Status: Ongoing
Year: 2022

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

"Skystone" Immersive pavilion


Program: Cinema, Conference
Site area: 0,65 ha
Building area: 950 sq.m.
Collaborators: Front Pictures
Year: 2011

"Skystone" is a new type of prefabricated building with a 360º screen projection system presented at the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Beijing."Skystone" is a self-sufficient prefabricated building in a hall with 250 seats with interactive technology. The building is closed from outside and looks monolithic. It will let people get an immersive experience in understanding the universe

JOMO


Program: Restaurant, Furniture
Area: 140 sq.m.
Status: Completed
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. Rejecting the trivial representation of burger cafes, ФОРМА created a holistic clean space, disposed of unnecessary decoration.

Pavlo Makov. MAPPA MUNDI

Pavlo Makov. MAPPA MUNDI

Program: Exhibition
Collaborators: Custom objects
Area: 2000
Status: Completed
Year: 2021

KMF

KMF

Program: Renovation, Mixed-use
Building area: 40000 sq.m.
Year: 2020

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.

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

Babyn Yar


Program: Research
Status: Completed
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.

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

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.

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.

Foodoteka

Foodoteka

Program: Market, Retail, Food production, Education
Building area: 3050 sq.m.
Status: Construction
Year: 2022–Ongoing

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

Program: Pavilion, Retail
Site area: 2 400 sq.m
Building area: 635 sq.m
Year: 2020

Program: Research
Status: Completed
Year: 2021

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.

Kosatka Pop-up Bar

Kosatka Pop-up Bar

Program: Bar, Furniture
Area: 100 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Year: 2017

Ukraine pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022

Ukraine pavilion at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022


Program: Pavilion, Exhibition
Partners: Gres Todorchuk PR
Status: Completed
Year: 2022

The United Nations' Climate Change Conference (COP27) will be held at Sharm EL Sheikh International Convention Center in Egypt from 6 to 18 November 2022. Ukraine, which had previously participated in the event for many years, will be represented by its own pavilion for the first time. The Ukraine pavilion consists of 3 sense blocks. In its center is an installation in the form of a shell funnel. Fertile Ukrainian lands are now dotted with them. Inside the funnel visitors will find more than 500 cubes with 16 types of Ukrainian soil — a reminder of Ukraine's enormous potential and its importance for global food stability. Thematically, the pavilion is divided into 2 blocks - the consequences of the war for the climate and the vision of the future of Ukraine, as one of the guarantors and participants of the climate goals of the UN.

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

Busan Opera House


Program: Theatre, Opera, Event hall
Site area: 34 928 sq m
Area: 62 300 sq m
Status: International competition. Honorable Mention Award
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".

Before the Future. VI PER Gallery

Before the Future. VI PER Gallery


Program: Exhibition
Area: 100 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Year: 2023

The Biennale takes place at a time of the greatest doubts of Ukrainian men and women regarding personal life and professional strategies, a time of rethinking the role of architects in wartime, and a time of transforming relationships with space due to the experiences of war and experiences of regular terrorist attacks on Ukrainian cities and civil infrastructure. But at the same time, at the moment of greatest need to be present in the international dialogue, speaking on our behalf.

Rybalsky Residential Block


Program: Residential, Cultural
Building area: 6 185 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.

Advent exhibition

Advent exhibition "Star Rises"

Program: Exhibition
Client: Gres Todorchuk, United 24, Ukrainian Railways
Curator: Pavlo Gudimov
Partners: Ivan Honchar museum, TMF Museum, The National Museum of Hutsulschyna and Pokuttya Folk Art, State Museum of Toys, Pyrohiv museum, Zinteco
Area: 1500 sq.m.
Year: 2023
Status: Completed

M82: Sabotage Wine

M82: Sabotage Wine


Program: Food production, Retail, Restaurant
Collaborators: Interstore Schweizer, A3, Outline
Area: 667 sq.m
Status: Completed
Year: 2021

GARAGE is a new gastronomic venue by @goodwine located on the territory of the former Tetra Pak plant in the Podil industrial zone. The building is divided into two independent parts. In the general planning approach, the function of the garage is retained – technological and service blocks are disposed not along the perimeter of the venue, but deliberately moved to the center. This provides the adaptability of the space to temporal scenarios, ensures democracy between volumes and free movement around the area. The blank industrial building becomes public and open, emphasized by the glazed line of the facade.

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.

Program: Culture, Scenography
Area: 1800 sq.m
Curator: Sasha Andrusyk
Artist: Katya Libkind
Collaborators: BlckBox
Status: Completed
Year: 2021

Cxema X Boiler Room


Program: Scenography
Site Area: 3000 sq.m.
Status: Completed
Collaborators: BlckBox
Year: 2019

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

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Promrylad.Renovation: Contemporary Art Centre

Program: Culture, Gallery
Building area: 1220 sq.m.
Status: Construction
Year: 2022–Ongoing

Bassianni. ICKPA

Bassianni. ICKPA

Program: Scenography
Status: Completed
Year: 2021