Team Ukraine


5/24/20243 min read

We present the team that worked on creating transformation projects for five schools in Ukraine.

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The architects' teams that created the projects:

DO ARCHITECTS (Lithuania):
Founded in 2013 by architects Andrė Baldišiūtė, Gilma Teodora Gylytė, Algimantas Neniškis, and Sabina Grincevičiūtė, DO ARCHITECTS is a dynamic team committed to creating impactful change in urban environments and human surroundings. The team, known for its professionalism, insight, hard work, curiosity, environmental sensitivity, and boldness, expanded in 2022 to include long-term members Vaiva Šimoliūnaitė, Kasparas Žiliukas, and Vadim Babij as new partners. Specializing in complex projects, their notable works include the water town in Svencelė, the urban strategy for the Klaipėda Free Economic Zone, and the conversion of Ogmios City in Vilnius. With a team of over 50 architects and urban planners with international experience, DO ARCHITECTS collaborates with innovative clients such as VINTED, MO Museum, and UBER. Their projects have earned multiple nominations and awards, including the EU Mies van der Rohe awards and the Dezeen Awards. Actively participating in architectural dissemination, they support educational events, publish work, and engage in public lectures and discussions, contributing significantly to the field of architecture.

KAVAKAVA (Estonia):
Founded in 2002 in Estonia, Kavakava is an architecture office comprising a core group of architects and landscape architects united by a shared design philosophy, yet open to collaboration and new ideas. Their work is site-specific, emphasizing the unique potential of each location while aiming to provoke new situations. Specializing in public buildings and urban space designs, Kavakava often participates in open architectural competitions, winning numerous awards for their proposals. They have recently focused on social projects, including short-term accommodation for the homeless in Tallinn, foster homes in Kuressaare, and a public sauna in Tallinn. Their major works include the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Pärnu City Centre Sports Hall, Lotte Kindergarten in Tartu, Narva College of the University of Tartu, and the visitors’ centre for the Estonian Open Air Museum. Internationally published and recognized, Kavakava has received several prestigious awards, including the best young architect award in 2009 for Siiri Vallner and the State Culture award for Narva College in 2013. Key figures in the office are Siiri Vallner and Indrek Peil.

ARCHIKON (Hungary):
Founded in 1989, Archikon Architects in Budapest has established itself as one of Hungary’s leading architectural practices, known for innovative reconfigurations of buildings that respect existing structures while introducing new elements. Led by Csaba Nagy and Karoly Polus, the firm focuses on public, social, educational, residential, and mixed-use buildings in both private and public sectors. Their projects have garnered numerous awards, including the Budapest Architectural Award of Excellence, the Hungarian Media's Architectural Prize, the Pro Architecture Award, and The Building of the Year Award. Internationally, Archikon has also received recognition with the Paris Court winning the Architizer A+Award and the Vizafogó Kindergarten shortlisted for the EUMiesaward 2022 and the Piranesi Award 2021. Currently, the firm is involved in the reconstruction of iconic turn-of-the-century buildings such as the Hotel Gellért, Hunyadi Square Market, the Palace of Justice, and the Ministry of Agriculture. Archikon is known for its innovative revitalization projects, sustainable solutions like the 100-unit passive house, and collaborations with landscape architects on public park renewals. Their dedication to creating beneficial environments for future generations is evident in their educational and care institutions, including the Zöldike Nursery and Vizafogó Kindergarten.

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