Night Rendering of the Courtyard
View of the KineticWall + Spiral
Aerial view of the Spiral
Location
Ukraine
City
Kyiv
Year
2011
Client
Confidential
Status
Unbuilt

The Project

Arena City sits on a full city block located in the center of Kiev, Ukraine. and houses a famous Dance Club. As the owners of the building and owners of the club are one in the same, they challenged JFA to create a design concept that would utilize the courtyard of the building into the nightclub. The owners wanted to create an atmosphere of luxury, fun and flirtation, and a place “to see” and “be seen”. JFA’s concept activates the courtyard by placing an enormous sculptural object in the center of it. This corkscrew form is a helical ramp housing “Europe’s longest bar” and becoming an access route from the traditional Arena club located on the 3rd level of the building down to the courtyard level which becomes a new open-air dance floor. As guests meander down the ramp, they can stop, talk, drink, and interact, as well as watch the dance activity below. A Kinetic wall was also proposed to emulate a large screen (and to hide the existing façade in the day time) as well as a display medium for projections during the peak night club hours.

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