NOVA – New Office of Vital Architecture is a young Ukrainian-based practice that works with architecture, landscape, and interiors.


Kyiv, Ukraine


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Adaptive Standart project is a winner of the Competition of Young Architects of Ukraine 2022 – CANactions

Our project Adaptive Standart has won in Young Architectural Competition organized by CANactions, as a part of the proposal to reconstruct the city, almost devastated during the current war in Ukraine

Project Adaptive Standard was done, in 2018, for a competition for the new governmental program of typical prefabricated housing in Mariupol, Ukraine. The task of the competition was to develop a standard solution for prefabricated housing, which can be adapted for different contexts. The main load-bearing element of which is a metal frame. Mariupol had two of the largest steel factories in Ukraine, where most of the city’s residents worked. The reason for using metal construction was the idea that metal can connect people and enhance their life even more.

“The Adaptive Standard is a system that can evolve. It can be filled with new solutions, new typologies, and facade languages. Self-study and self-improve, with each iteration. – NOVA”

The main advantage of the project is the ability to adapt to the context and respond to it. Depending on the combination of apartments, structural grids, the need for public functions, and facade languages, the building can be adapted and organically fit into different contexts of the city. The building can fit into the context of the city center, in the suburbs area of modernist tall buildings, or even can be located on the outskirts of the city next to the low-rise buildings. Also using the available functionality of the Adaptive Standard, you can create new and unique quarters.