© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects

STU Garden

 

IRPIN'S OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM

STU Garden is designed to be an OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM not only for the STU campus but also for the citizens of Irpin. Gently sloping flowering lawns, like a 'green carpet', invite you to linger and relax. The garden is filled with several new characteristic trees, contrasting with the existing red pines that soar high into the sky, providing subtle layers of shade. In particular, a group of Japanese Yoshino Cheery trees provide an annual 'Hanami' area for the community. Furniture made from local boulders adds a special touch and tranquil atmosphere to the garden.

In the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, in the midst of the Battle of Irpin, the STU (State Tax University) suffered a devastating attack. Particularly hard hit was its iconic main building, which sits prominently on the main streets of Irpin, as we witnessed during our visit in June 2022. Rather than simply rebuilding what was lost, the STU is aiming for a transformation that meets its current needs and functions.

MASA architects and MADMA urbanism+landscape decided to donate the preliminary design of this building and the surrounding landscape, in collaboration with our local partners: Druid Project Bureau, Beloded Landscaping and IRS (Irpin Reconstruction Summit). Despite the ongoing war, we strongly wanted to be proactive in the reconstruction of Irpin.

program

Garden

site area

5,546 m2

client

STU (State Tax University)

country

Ukraine

city

Irpin

partner in charge

Hiroki Matsuura

team leader

Silvia Baroni

team

Takashi Obase, Mira Spasova, Pratika Chamankar, Anastasia Chudova

collaborators

Beloded Landscaping
IRS (Irpin Reconstruction Summit)



© Hiroki Matsuura
© Hiroki Matsuura
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape, © MASA architects
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape
© MADMA urbanism+landscape

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