The building of the Bessarabian market (a.k.a. Bessarabka) is a monument of architecture. It is under the protection of UNESCO, that is, no changes can be made. Any architectural decision should be coordinated with the administration of the building and with the city – this paperwork remains time. Therefore, the reconstruction of the premises lasted a year and a half.

The main color spectrum in warm bottle-green and olive shades, was selected to match brick and wood in the interior.

The lightning is unique: each lamp was individually made to order by Vasily Grublyak. The concept we achieved is a warm basement twilight by virtue of yellow artificial light and real candles.


Architect: Rina Lovko
Location: Kiev
Type: Retail
Area: 160 sq m
Year: 2019
Photo: Yevhenii Avramenko