The museum is a new an vibrant cultural centre in Kiev. It features an open an inviting design and is accessible from all sides. In a self-confident and generous gesture, it hands the public space over to the visitors. The boundary between indoors and outdoors disappears, creating a place for meeting, community and exchange. The museum of Dignity deliberately avoids any conservative, hierarchical or exclusive gestures. It is not a stone structure, but a walk-in object. The design stands out while promoting identity building at the same time. A spiral of separate houses in the form of cubes of different sizes surrounds the heart of the building, a light-flooded atrium, which accommodates the Yolka, the centrepiece of the exhibition.
Outside the building, the visitor is already greeted by spacious roofed areas underneath the elevated houses. The glas facade, which adjust itself to the contextual situation, creates an appropriate entrance to the area and greets international visitors, members of the Heavenly Hundred Heros, participants in the protests, artists, children and staff, coming from both the Maidan and from the underground station.
Investor: Ministry of culture of Ukraine
Knippers Helbig GmbH, Stuttgart (Structural design)
Topotek 1, Berlin (Landscape design)
Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH, Munich (Energy planning)
hhpberlin, Munich (Fireproofing)
Forbes Massie Studio, London (Visualization)
Matthes Max Modellbau GmbH, Munich (Model making)