M17 Contemporary Art Center Rethinking

M17 Contemporary Art Center Rethinking

Dmytro Aranchii Architects
Antonovycha Street, 102, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03150 | View Map
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Cultural Centres
Alik Usik, Serhii Nikiforov

M17 Contemporary Art Center Rethinking

Dmytro Aranchii Architects as Architects

The redesign of the M17 CAC consisted first of all in changing the envelope, the skin of the building, and giving a new visual representation to the already recognizable brand that would link it to the tradition of the Ukrainian avant-garde.The newly created envelope of M17 is based on a combination of ’museum background’ with modern methods of computational design.


Consequently, the basis of the pattern generation is laid in 45-degree-rotated square, which is a reference to the existing and recognizable windows of the building and to the Ukrainian suprematist artist Kazimir Malevich, who was born in the closest proximity to the CAC location, studied painting at the art school Murashko at the Pymonenko studio and taught at the Kyiv Art Institute. Only the square scale varies on the facade pattern, allowing pixelated representation of the identity and other graphic geometry.


The perforated facade panels of galvanized steel are highlighted at night and are illuminated from the inside giving the image of underscored perfection. The identity is intended to enhance the visual recognition of the M17 based at the same time on a simplified graphical presentation and its combination with the characteristic features of the Ukrainian avant-garde.


Material Used:

1. Stalkon – Facade Cladding -  Galvanized meatl

2. Wineo – flooring – wineo 800 tile

3. Egger MDF - reception desk

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flooring – wineo 800 tileWineo
Reception DeskEGGER Wood-based materials
Facade Cladding - Galvanized meatlStalkon
Product Spec Sheet
flooring – wineo 800 tile
by Wineo
Reception Desk
Facade Cladding - Galvanized meatl
by Stalkon
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