Nuare Coffee Center was designed by Vlad Goldakovskiy and built in Kyiv, Ukraine. It is situated at the art cluster Platforma Art Zavod – the revitalized old Soviet factory territory which now is used for festivals, art workshops, and coworking zones.
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 coffee, the office for the staff.
The cafe, school and the shop were also the functions needed.
From the beginning – we wanted to use design 4.0 method – to include the users/customers inside the design process and form the community to help us make 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 every day? We used circle facilitation method to organize this communication. 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 cluster as our future coffee center. We made a work shop for a 100 people – our target audience. The question we asked them – was – almost the same. What place do you need to come to our coffee center every day. 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 bar stand 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.
We have designed it in Sketchup, the technical drawings were made in Archicad anf Revit. Renders were made in Corona+3DSMAX
The construction started in September 2016 and finished 1 of April 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.
We 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.
Because we actively included our customer community in the design process – we have a very positive energy of the involved people around our space now.
People are coming to have a coffee, to speak with our staff, to learn something new about the coffee culture.
I have learned that the community is our main strategy in creating client oriented spaces.