Where

Nuare Coffee Center was designed by Vlad Goldakovskiy and built in Kyiv, Ukraine. It is situated at the art claster Platforma Art Zavod - the revitalized old soviet factory territory which now is used for festivals, art workshops and coworking zones.

Program

The program of the project was to build the facilities for the Ukrainian fast growing young coffee brand Nuare which consists of coffee roastery with one Probat roaster for 25 kg and one for 5 kg inside the factory block.

Also we had to place the packaging zone of the roasted coffe, the office for the staff.

The cafe, school and the shop were also the functions needed.

Design process

From the beginning - we wanted to use design 4.0 method - to include the users/customers inside the design process and form the comunity to help us making the needed design solutions.

For this we organized the workshop with the team of Nuare - drivers, baristas, storekeepers, accountants, roasters. We asked them - what place do you need to be happy at work? What is the best place for you to work? What do you need this place to be to invite your friends everyday? We used cirle facilitaion method to organize this comunication. Then we collected the meanings at the Report N1

Next we organized - wider workshop for the visitors of the Kiev Coffee Festival - which was held in the same Platforma Art Zavod claster as our future coffee center. We made a work shop for a 100 people - our target audience. The question we asked them - was - almoust the same. What place do you need to come to our coffee center everyday. What this place has to be to become your favorite place? The results were placed at the Report N2

All together - this information helped us a lot on planning level of design. For example, people asked to make an open, low barstand to reduse the difference between the zones and include visitors at the kitchen zone.

Also the colors, atmosphere, user facilities like sockets locations - were taken from these reports.

Realization

The construction started at September 2016 and finished 1 of Aprilll 2017 - and included the reconstruction of a part of the old garment factory block, making new water, ventilation-heating systems, new partitions and curtain glass walls, stairs, floors, ceilings.

Door handles, lamps and partly furniture was custom designed by Vlad Goldakovskiy and produced in Ukraine. Part of the furniture was designed and produced by Ukrainian furniture design companies.

Paintings and artwork were made by Vlad and Olena Goldakovskiy.