A new style urban park will be built on the rooftop of a shopping centre in the Ukraine. Known as the Signature Garden, the new park will include space to dine, play and engage with vegetation and water features.
The Signature Garden is a 6000 square metre park created by Dmytro Aranchii Architects in Kyiv, Ukraine. Currently under construction, the large interactive greenroof ties together the commercial program of the space below and the two residential towers above, providing playgrounds, a restaurant, and ample space to enjoy the greenery. A shallow pool acts as an urban pond, letting people get their feet wet in the summer.
The plaza introduces a variety of vegetation to the dense urban area in lines called Van Gogh strokes for their dynamic shape, suggestive of movement. Additional strips of plants were added to the perimeter of the residential towers to help cool temperature in the warmer months.
The park uses its water features as a way for guests to communicate with the architecture. Part of the park’s ‘interactive zone’, the fountain changes its state based on the relative position of people nearby. For example, the fountains have a feature called ‘God mode’ in which the water makes way for a person walking, gradually rising as the distance increases. The water feature is situated next to another interactive element that projects color and light onto the pavement, increasing based on a number of people and activity.
A designated performance space called The Cave will feature a viewing platform on top and a small amphitheater inside. Both permanent and temporary exhibitions will be housed there.
The Signature Garden project is set to be completed by 2018.