LOCATION KYIV | UKRAINE
TYPE COMMERCIAL | bar
AREA 215 SQ.M.
COMPLETION DECEMBER 2017
ARCHITECTS ALEXANDER IVASIV, YULIYA TKACHENKO
artwork alexander grebenyuk
PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREY AVDEENKO, YULIYA TKACHENKO
PUNKRAFT is a craft beer bar just around the corner of a historic pedestrian street in Podol, the Kyiv downtown. This basement spot, packed with craft beer fans these days, used to host a cocktail bar.
Our task was to change the schematic layout of the premises, keeping its kitchen and toilet facilities location, to equip cold rooms for beer kegs storage and completely redesign the interior including the entrance and guest zones. We decided to divide the given space into three zones: the bar, communal and quiet ones.
The showstopping core of the bar zone is a 3.5-meter-long 24 tap custom draft beer tower connected with the cooling chamber. It allows keeping a constant rotation of assorted craft beers on tap at all times. The ceiling above the bar zone is made up of metal arched segments as a reference to the brick vaults of neighboring halls.
The two aisles of the communal zone were specially designed to host large companies enjoying the broadcast of some important sports events, Mortal Kombat, FIFA tournaments and etc. It was therefore decided to emphasize the archlines with arched screens and placed 4.5-meter-long oak tables.
The quiet room furnished with cosy sofas invites for more peaceful and relaxed socializing. The main decorative element here is a niche hand-painted by Alexander Grebenyuk, a renowned Ukrainian street artist.