Research Projects

Identity formation of large panel housing estates 2013 – 2016

The research is based on the study of development and transformation processes of large-panel housing estates built from 1960 to the 1980ies in Ukraine and other European countries. The emergence of the researched planning units in the former Soviet Union was a response to the urgent need for housing in the postwar period and took place in the absence of private property and the state monopoly. After the fall of socialism and the following social transformations, great need for modernization and reconstruction of large-panel housing estates arose. Research is carried out at the intersection of 3 compounds: urban planning concepts, architectural principles and social aspects. The main objectives are to research specialties of identity formation on the base of analyses of transformation and modernization processes in projects of the european large-panel housing estates built between 1960 and 1980 and to work out principles for improving the living environment in the Ukrainian context, in particular for the biggest large-panel housing estate in Lviv – Sykhiv.

Nataliya Mysak