Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Major sporting events become the perfect excuse for the government to inject money into the city through the creation of sporting facilities and urban interventions. For the UEFA Football Championship 2012 it is also a strategic plan to integrate Ukraine into the European Community. It´s location already positions it as a natural and important connection between Russia and Europe. The UEFA is an opportunity to integrate Kyev into the circuit of European Cities.
Kyev is the 10th largest producer of ships in Europe. LININSKA KUZNYA. JSC PLANT´s shipyard is located only 5km away from the site of the intervention and has direct access to the Dniper River that crosses the city and divides it in half. With the huge potential for development the river has and Kyev being a historical ship builder, it was only natural for us to propose a floating landscape along the river to detonate its potential, regenerate and reactivate its bank and gradually inject it with life.