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MARYNA SEMENCHENKO PORTFOLIO 2018


MARYNA SEMENCHENKO ARCHITECT, URBANIST, RESEARCHER FEMALE| UKRAINIAN| 01|04|1989 Currently finishing my Master’s in Urbanism Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology


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Contents

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CURRICULUM VITAE COMPETITIONS

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Fill the Cube. Feel the Cube|Effix pavilion, Varna, Bulgaria, 2016

PROFESSIONAL 12

House on a Hill|AR Idea, Logoza, Belarus, 2016

ACADEMIC 18

International Placemaking Studio, Over the Wall we Go|KTH Royal Institute of Technology with TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2018

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Advanced Urbanism Studio, Odenplan|KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017

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Advanced Urbanism Studio, Analytical Skethcing|KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Italy, 2017

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Nordic Studio|KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Södertälje, Sweden, 2017

HAND GRAPHICS 40

Ink graphics, academic and decorative watercolor painting|Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus, 20062008

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SOCIAL ACTIVITY

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WORK EXPERIENCE April 2016 – August 2017 June 2016 – June 2017

Co-manager of social events, co-editor, tutor|Urban almanac “City Tactics”

January 2015 – April 2016

Leading architect|Architectural Bureau AR Idea, Miskaya St. 5-363, Kolodischi, Minsk Region, Belarus, 223051

October 2013 – January 2015

Leading architect, Architect|Belarusian Institute of Building Design, Smolenskaya St. 15, Minsk, Belarus, 220088

October 2013 – September 2014

Architect, interior designer and journalist|Self-employed

Volunteer of a Modelling Department|“Touch Minsk” project, “Mivia” program, mivia.by

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2017 – 2018

MSc in Urbanism Studies | KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

2015 – 2016

Listener of the courses|European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus (ECLAB) - A City through the Lens of the Gender Approach - The Body Policy: Bio-Power, a New Social Order & Legal Regulation Graduate|European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus (ECLAB)|Concentration “Contemporary Society, Ethics and Politics”

2014 – 2015

2006 – 2011

Bachelor of Science in Architecture|Belarussian National Technical University (BNTU)

2000 – 2006

Graduated with honours| Architectural and Arts Gymnasium №75, Minsk, Belarus

MAIN PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS 2016

Residential house in Logoza, Belarus|Design development (in process)

2015

Stadiums for FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, Samara|Construction drawings based on PI Arena’s schematic design, Moscow, Russia (in process)

2014

Interior of the President Hotel hall, Minsk, Belarus|Design development, author’s supervision (built)

2014

Recreation complex Krylovo, Belarus. Renovation|Design development (built)

2013

Business Centre, Dzerzhynsky Av., Minsk, Belarus|Construction drawings and schematic design (built)

2013

Business Centre, Pushkin Av., Minsk, Belarus|Sketch project (concept)

COMPETITIONS June 2016 September 2016

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Participant|Essays contest InLiberty, Russia|Essay “I am the one who burned Chatyn” Paticipant|Effix pavilion, Varna, Bulgaria|“Fill a cube. Feel a cube”


Curriculum Vitae SOCIAL ACTIVITY 2015 – Present March 2017

September 2016

Member of the Alumni Club|European College of Liberal Arts (ECLAB, http://eclab.by/en) Lecturer |Lecture “Public space as an intersection of social relations”, the second urbanists school at the Flying University, Minsk, Belarus Co-organizer and moderator|Discussion “Evolution of Public Spaces/Evolution of Publicity”, Minsk, Belarus

August 2016

Participant and consultant|Workshop “City in the development: education, research and practice” of the urbanists school at the Flying University, Minsk, Belarus

August 2016

Author and member of an editorial board team|ECLAB student zin E.NOTE, two issues (published)

July 2016

Participant|Summer school “Civic Engagement” by fund of Friedrich Ebert, Kyiv, Ukraine

August 2014

Participant|European Architecture Student Assembly (EASA), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

2013 – 2014

Volunteer of the modelling department|Social project Mivia (http://mivia.by). Audio-tactile models of famous buildings for guided tours with visually impaired and blind people, Minsk, Belarus

2006

Volunteer and participant in the plener|Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Strochitsy, Belarus (http://etna.by)

LANGUAGES Native Advanced Basic

Russian, Ukrainian Belarusian, English Spanish

COMPUTER AND JOB-RELATED SKILLS Advanced Upper Intermediate

AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Lumion, Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw. Skills in oral and visual presentations Sketch Up, Adobe Photoshop, 3Ds Max+V-Ray

PUBLICATIONS 2016

“Public spaces: places where everyone has a place”| E.NOTE 2 (2016): 33-36

2016

“How I tried to discover something new about a world of Belarusian fast-food but discovered a little about a world of people”|batenka.ru: http://batenka.ru/2016/07/08/minsk/

2015

“Spaces for Death”|E.NOTE 1 (2015): 39-42

REFERENCES Olga Shparaga

Sergey Voronets

PhD in philosophy, Associate Professor, Chair of the Department “Contemporary Society, Ethics and Politics” of the European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus Head of the architectural studio, member of the Belarusian Union of Architects, advisor of the Belarusian Academy of Architecture 7


Fill the Cube. Feel the Cube This project was designed as a game with a modular trade pavilion for the Effix Pavilion competition in Varna, Bulgaria. Each module has a cube shape with a pitched roof. Simple metal base frame provides an oppotrunity to create different laconic but expressive shapes and fill them with any material: glass, wood, OSB, metal, concretepanels or billboards. There are three basic variations of connecting the modules together into the blocks and an unlimited number of their combinations. The main decorative pattern of the pavilions reminds of concrete breakwaters on Varna coast. Triangles create a unique surface by joining together; besides, they provoke various associations: sea, beach, stars at nighttime or some recognizable features of the socialistic architectural heritage.

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House on a Hill This residential house was designed for a family with a child. Both parents are young doctors. The customer was planning to build the house mainly by himself, using simple factory constructions and cheap local materials. Therefore the building was conceived as small, compact, with a clear constructive structure, comfortable for living with children and one of the grandparents. Location is excellent and quite unusual for Belarus: this place is very hilly and pictorial. The building is designed on a place of a former customer’s grandmother country house that is why saving the spirit of the place and creating a cozy family residence were my goals.

The first proposal

Authors and contribution. Senior architect – Pavel Rusalovsky. Supervision, technical consultation, communication with customers. Leading architect – Maryna Semenchenko. Idea, design, drawing, visualization. Date. Designed in 2016. Construction is in progress.

Agreed proposal

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN 1

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+1.500

1190

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8730

5160

KITCHEN 9.8

TERRACE -0.020

-0.450

HALL 17.6

LIVING ROOM 27.4

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CORRIDOR 4.2

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STOREROOM 1.9 3

BATH 5.5

2380

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OFFICE 14.6

BOILER ROOM 9.0

TAMBOUR 4.0 -0.020

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A 7280

2480

5690

15460

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The first proposal

SECOND FLOOR PLAN 1

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STAIRS 7.5

1190

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BEDROOM 15.1

8730

WARDROBE 4.9

5160

BEDROOM 21.1

HALL 14.7 +3.000

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BEDROOM 9.2

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BEDROOM 16.9

2380

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BATH 6.6

LAUNDRY 4.6

LOGGIA 4.1 2

A 8180

2480

5690

16360

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FIRST FLOOR PLAN 2

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3200

KITCHEN 14.6

BEDROOM 11.5

BATH 4.8

+1.780

-0.040

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8740

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HALL 11.8

+1.800 218.65

TERRACE

0.000 216.85

-0.020 1

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BEDROOM 12.2

LIVING ROOM 21.2

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WARDROBE 4.4

A 5240

6140 11380

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Agreed proposal

SECOND (MANSARD) FLOOR PLAN 2

3200

E

1975

+3.000 1 BEDROOM 17.3

3190

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BEDROOM 19.3

HALL 3.2

375

8740

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+2.980

BATH 5.2

A 5240

6140 11380

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Over the Wall We Go


International Placemaking Studio - Rethinking the Public Realm Bundesallee, Berlin, Germany Group study project for the Master’s program Urbanism Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in collaboration with TU Berlin. Concept and urban context. The title Over the Wall We Go was inspired by the song of David Bowie who had lived in Berlin for three years and converted this significant experience into a famous “Berlin Trilogy�. A railway and a highway A100 built in the 60s not only connected different parts of the city but simultaneously divided Bundesalee becoming a wall between the neighborhoods. Additionally to its literal meaning, this phrase can be interpreted as an effort to think outside the box, escape from unpleasant conditions or deconstruct the symbolical walls between people. Besides, another wall played a significant role in a history of Berlin which makes the title a link between the project and the city where it takes place. Finally, Over the Wall We Go represents that our project is supposed to encourage action and moving forward.

The placemaking project envisions creating strong community ties in making a better place out of the existing leftover spaces in Bundesallee. Currently Bundesallee is percieved rather as a transit corridor than a place. This project identifies a stretch along the existing bridge and railway infrastructure as a key axis which in the future can create a new centrality for the whole area. Date. January-March 2018. Authors and contribution. Atefe Mortazavi, Mojtaba Hakim, Priyanka Streekanth. Analysis, drawings, modelling, architectural solutions, images. Maryna Semenchenko. Analysis, concept, text, drawings, architectural solutions.

park social binder

railway line + highway line

divider project site

Bundesallee

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The chosen stretch is a node of boundaries between two administrative districts (Tempelhof-Schรถneberg and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf), and interest of other stakeholders such as a municipality, U-bahn, Deutsche Bahn, etc. A rigid wall, dark underlit bridges, unmaintained strips along the highway and parking garages are not fully used today, though, provide potential opportunities for placemaking in the future. They could be effectively transformed into a place for the community built by the community with the experts moderation. Besides, once transformed this place could serve as a prototype for similar conditions occuring along the railway line stretch throughout Berlin. Hence, providing a framework for building the community networks is the first step of the project. By identifying the local actors and creating a platform for the design we hope to provoke changes from the small events and minor interventions to the transformation of bicycle roads and underbridge infrastructure.

Existing Scenario - An Intersection of Rigid Boundaries administrative border between districts

Proposed Scenario - A Network of Connections school

Greek restaurant yoga studio

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kindergarten

cafes

movie theater travel agency

school musical instruments shop

bicycle shop


Analysis of the Project Site

legibility

illegibility

clear wayfinding

confusing

connected

fragmented

Lost Space

New Neighborhood Centrality Urban Living Room colorful

monotonous

darkness

light

noise

music

Placemaking Strategy

Community Building

Design Strategies

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More additions materialise Watch tower - a new visual dimension to the alley

COST

Launch of Placemaking Week

• Art/construction by the public • Building workshop • Market the idea of placemaking

• 10 day Street as ‘Public Space’ • Bundesalley Buddy Group formed • Each day a new activity is introduced

• Community participation in creating bright colourful spaces • Public art gets integrated into the stretch

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Community Center Inauguration

Completion of infrasructure

The Green Strip is transformed

Painting-The alley gets its true hues

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• Skatepark/trampolin/hammocks • Open air gym • Cycling track-missing links added • Shops move in under the bridge • Climbing wall/play area

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• Basic trails/paths laid out • Car parking removed from one edge • Kindergarten takes up community gardening • Dog park is laid out

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• Underbridge parking garage transformed into a multifunctional space for the neighbourhood

Street lighting Urban furniture Cycle tracks Pavements

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TIMELINE


Digital Lab

Physical Lab

Urban Actions

Urban Design

Placemaking tools The placemaking project focuses on building the community first and then using the community as neighbourhood experts in evolving design strategies. A framework for participation and community building is proposed through the tools which are presented on this page. The #mybundesallee project launches a placemaking week to identify local actors and volunteers who would form the Bundesalleebuddy group. This network of actors becomes a key in taking the concepts of placemaking forward with the help of experts and the municipality. This process helps in creating a sense of ownership and identity.


6. Local plaza

4. Dog park

3. Workout and playground area

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Design strategies The design strategy involved identifying potential areas of intervention that could serve the community and also be built and maintained by it. 7 interventions of different scales – along the wall, under the wall, and over the wall – induce new programmes and missing links. Besides, all the proposed activities encourage people to interact with each other both during the process of installation and use. Existing car parking along the edges and the garages have been removed in making space for a continuous bicycle lane and new edge activities such as community gardens and a dog park. The bridges have been treated as a gallery space, community center, and children’s play area. A watch tower built by the people adds a new dimension to the trail and becomes a vertical urban living room.

5. Gallery 6. Local space plaza

4. Dog park and community garden

7. Community center

1. Varziner platz

2. Watchtower

3. Workout and playground area

2. Watchtower

5. Gallery space

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Advanced Urbanism Studio - Urban Spaces of the City Odenplan, Stockholm, Sweden Group study project for the Master’s program Urbanism Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Context. Odenplan was named after Norse god Odin and has undergone multiple iterations since it emerged from the rural area surrounding Stockholm’s Old Town in the 1800s. By 1900, its trapezoidal shape took form between streets and it’s use as a park confirmed its status as a public space. In 1906, the Gustaf Vasa Church was built on one side of the park, iconically altering Stockholm’s skyline and the views of anyone in the space. Odenplan has remained a public space and by the mid 20th century had taken on a function as a transit connection zone. This legacy has stuck and its underground station serves tens of thousands of people a day.

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The changes we propose are to renovate the existing pavilions, namely the metro and train entrance and the bicycle parking, and to add green space to Odenplan, creating an interface with the park surrounding Gustaf Vasa Kyrka that can be pedestrianized. Date. October-December 2017. Authors and contribution. Julia Burgi. Text, archive materials, analysis, concept, drawings. Maryna Semenchenko. Analysis, concept, drawings, architectural solutions. Grade. A.

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Renovation of the pavillions. We propose the replacement of the existing pavilion with a single volume that makes visible its entry points to users emerging and entering from all directions, therefore enhancing the navigational experience. Renovation of the bike parking facility. There are currently multiple bike-related facilities and spaces on Odenplan, namely underground bike parking, a bike share checkpoint, and informal bike parkingspaces. We propose the consolidation of these functions into a single pavilion. Addition of green space. We recommend the passage of Upplandsgatan between Odengatan and Karlbergsvagen be pedestrianized during all times outside of peak weekday commute hours. On the west side of Odenplan, benches and greenery will be installed, adding a space where commuters and locals can enjoy the space.

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Advanced Urbanism Studio - Urban Spaces of the City Bologna, Turin, Milan Analytical sketching for the Master’s program Urbanism Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, October 2017

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Nordic Studio - Designing Urban Public Places Södertälje, Sweden Individual study project for the Master’s program Urbanism Studies at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Urban development context. The project site is located in a peripheral zone in the South of Södertälje. It has a good connection with a new residential district, wood, large residential area with the housing of different typologies and Östertälje. According to the Programm of Sustainable Development of Södertälje for 20092029, the municipality has a plan to build in the neighborhood a massive residential area. Closeness to the center of the settlement was considered as an advantage for integrating new districts into existing urban fabric. One of the design proposals suggests creating 300 residential buildings on this very site and 600 residential buildings in the entire South area along the canal. Additionally, the project provides a construction of a new waterfront.

Aim and objectives. The aim of the urban development proposal is to transform the current wasteland into safe and attractive public space for the needs of the future residential area. In the future this place could benefit the town as an important local public space alternative to the central parks, squares, and waterfronts. Considering the fact that the most attractive and comfortable public spaces are centralized in the middle of Södertälje development of peripheral areas should be one of the priorities. Project development. This project suggests the development of the site divided into two stages. The first stage includes constructing a waterfront promenade to connect the center of Södertälje and the future residential area. The second stage provides a solution for the future needs of the district by multifunctional public space. Date. September-October 2017. Grade. B. 35


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Stage 2. Public space

Stage 1. Waterfront

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Architectural hand graphics. Individual study project for the Belarusian National Technical University. Tool. Liner, ink. Date. 2006. Grade. 9/10.

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Photos by Olga Dolinina, Alexandra Kononchenko, citydog. by

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Social Activity Minsk, Belarus

Event management In September 2016 I moderated a panel discussion “Evolution of Public Spaces/Evolution of Publicity”. My colleague in this initiative was a chief editor of the urban almanac “City Tactics” Dmitry Gavrusik who invited me to organize and moderate this event. The discussion itself and the question-answer part featured an excellent multidisciplinary team invited for the case: an architect, a philosopher, a cultural activist, an economist and an expert in public administration.

Volunteering During 2013-2014 I had been a volunteer of the “Mivia” program. Its main activity is organizing guided tours with visually impaired and blind people. A modeling department was founded for creating the models of important touristic places and buildings in Minsk, Belarus. I was a member of a modeling team in the project “Touch Minsk” that created an audio-tactile model of the concert hall in the building of a former Basilian monastery. By pushing a button a person could play one of the several sound fragments about the history of the building. Such an interactive inclusion made people more interested and, what was more important for our target audience, independent. Writing and editing Being an alumna of the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLAB) I was one of the authors of the pilot issue of the students zin E.NOTE in August 2015. Next year I was not only a participant of an alumni club but also an author, a co-manager and a member of an editorial board team of the second issue which contained my essay about public spaces. The further experience in editing I acquired as a partner of the urban almanac «City Tactics». Additionally, I participate in essay competitions and publish my articles on a few Russian and Belarussian websites.

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