During the second day of the CANactions architectural festival, Andriy Vavrysh, CEO of SAGA Development, Andriy Batin and Maksim Golovko from Agenti Zmin public organizations spoke about the concept of the New Podil embankment and named the key principles of its development.
Work on the Podil Embankment restoration strategy began last year with the "Podil Circle" study by the Change Agents and the Closed Architectural Competition to develop the concept of the New Podil public space, commissioned by the SAGA Development and Perfect Group.
After presenting the study results and determining the competition winners, the Change Agents team continued to work on the concept of transformation of the territory near the Dnipro River and identified the key principles for its development:
According to Andriy Vavrysh, working with a team of Change Agents is just the beginning. The Podil Embankment improvement cannot take place without the involvement of a large number of stakeholders: developers, architects, urbanists, local authorities, locals, businesses. Only stakeholder cooperation will enable the territory to be developed and filled with new meanings.
"We understand that the creation of new walking routes, up-to-date infrastructure and construction of recreation areas should be a coordinated process driven by one common idea. We believe in participation. By engaging experts in various fields, we will be able to implement a "new model" project."