Architecture – Design and architecture studio ZIKZAK developed REVIVAL, a system of modular units that can be stacked and assembled to quickly create schools, homes, and public buildings, thus significantly accelerating Ukraine’s infrastructure reconstruction.
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“In simple terms, it looks like a constructor from which you can quickly build, for example, a junior school for 176 students! And this school has absolutely everything you need: classrooms and sports classes, toilets and showers, a dining room, and even corridors for noisy students!”
The school comprises spaces composed of 3×6 or 3×9 metre ‘blocks.’ Each space/room will host various educational facilities such as classrooms, sports rooms, showers, and canteens.
“If necessary, the primary school can be turned into a secondary school and even a secondary school of I-III degrees! All this is made possible by adding blocks with key functions. Through adaptability, we can expand the school building both horizontally and vertically.”
Walls would be assembled from multiple aluminium modular panels that come in the colours of the Ukrainian flag and surround a demountable, structural aluminium frame. Aluminium would also be used to clad the outer walls, which would envelop non-combustible basalt wool insulation between its interior walls.
As a result of the war, many local communities were left without infrastructure and housing. The modular system allows you to implement emergency housing architecture. Based on the adopted strategy of blocks, REVIVAL offers a smart-housing system that can also contain a residential module for four people, a bathroom unit, a kitchen unit, and a universal unit for housing or work.
Moreover, it is easy to sell, disassemble and move the whole building or some of its parts with keeping or changing its function. In the literal sense, you can take and transport a full-fledged hospital, kindergarten, or municipal institution built on modular technology wherever you want.
All images: courtesy of ZIKZAK architecture and design studio.