乌克兰 基辅 | Kyiv Ukraine
Fully functional, BURSAencompasses a non-commercial art gallery, a 4-storey hotel offering 33 modern rooms of various sizes, a ground floor restaurant Beliy Shum (can be translated as White Noise), and a top-level bar 1818 that opens onto the rooftop terrace.
It is difficult to describe BURSA in one word. It is not just a hotel or a restaurant, not a bar or an art gallery. It is all of the above, a bespoke hotel complex fitted comfortably into a mix of centuries-old buildings in historical and cultural center of Kyiv – Podil.
When the architectural team met BURSA’s founder for the first time, it was an instant ‘click’, followed by months of planning, designing and building. The shared vision – to create a conceptual space with its own philosophy – has materialized in a unique place with distinctive design and multiple functionalities.
Two buildings – a hundred and a two hundred years old – were completely refurbished and, together with a newly erected modern block, integrated into a single complex, thus creating a visual connection between architectural styles and setting a tone for what might be inside.
大堂 | LOBBY
The common thread running through the entire space is a distinctive influence of Bauhaus style, best known for promoting functionality in architecture and design through simplified geometrical forms and minimal use of embellishments.
书房 | LIBRARY
BURSA’s oldest building has become a historically significant architectural monument for more than one reason. It has definitely seen a lot at its respectful age of 200. It was a place where famous Kyiv city architect Andrey Melenskiy lived and worked at the turn of 18th century. For many years it also housed students of one of the oldest Ukrainian academies.
Historic significance of BURSA’s building required careful consideration of any work associated with restoration, repair or future use of the building. Conceptual approach undertaken by architects was that of an ‘adaptive reuse’, allowing the building to preserve its historic integrity and aesthetics while providing for the needs of modern occupants.
客房 | ROOMS
简易客房 | EASY ROOM
隔音房 | FRONT ROOM
It is noteworthy that most of the Beliy Shum furniture was bought at flea markets in Norway. The interior design team surfed the gigabytes of sites, browsed the warehouses and forums of the European flea markets. In the end, they found what they were looking for. Restored, repainted and got a unique product with history.
The architects also decided to follow an interesting initiative of New York artists who turned a law requirement for every establishment where food is served, regardless of size or design, into the art project – first aid choking victim poster. Famous Ukrainian illustrator Sergey Maidukov became an artist of “choking victim” poster for Beliy Shum city restaurant.
建筑师们还决定遵循纽约艺术家们的一项有趣的倡议，他们将每个提供食物的场所的法律要求，无论大小或设计，转化为艺术项目——急救窒息受害者海报。乌克兰著名插画家谢尔盖·迈杜科夫成为了Beliy Shum city餐厅“窒息受害者”海报的艺术家。
屋顶酒吧 | ROOFTOP BAR
1818酒吧位于BURSA hotel complex酒店五楼，为30位客人提供服务。该建筑的主要特点是两个巨大的露台，可以看到壮丽的日落景色和Podil的屋顶。
Bar 1818 occupies a small space on the fifth floor of BURSA hotel complex offering seats for 30 visitors. The main feature of the establishment is the two vast terraces with a magnificent view of the sunset and the roofs of Podil.
The design of the project took about six months and the same term was needed for the coordination of the construction process. The team of architects has issued more than 1000 sheets of design documentation, technical specifications and furniture selection sheets.
Most of the elements were individually designed specifically for this project.