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Interior of the Year 2017

The organizing committee of the All-Ukrainian annual architectural Interior of the Year 2017 contest.


For information call.: +38 (044) 461 91 28
Address: Kyiv, blvd. Lesya Ukrainka, 34, of. 515
+38 (067) 556 13 83


Ladies and gentlemen!

We invite you to participate in the All-Ukrainian annual architectural contest Interior of the Year 2017.

You have an opportunity to showcase your works, obtain an estimate of the European authoritative jury members and win the Grand Prix. The award ceremony will take place on December 9, 2017 at the best place inKiev KVTS “Parkovyi”. In addition to the exhibition of the works of participants, the evening program includes master classes by members of the jury, as well as presentations from the world famous interior producers. The Interior of the Year contest is aimed at promotingthe Ukrainian design, searching of new names in architecture and the definition of the current trends.


Igor Parubskiy

Head of Organizing Committee of All-Ukrainian Annual Architectural Contest “Interior of the Year 2017”, Director of the “House and Interior” magazine.


Anastasia Kovaleva

Deputy Head of Organizing Committee of All-Ukrainian Annual Architectural Contest “Interior of the Year 2017”, Editor-in-Chief of the “House and Interior” magazine.


Hochu Rayu

Art-Director of All-Ukrainian Annual Architectural Contest “Interior of the Year 2017” Architectural Bureau Hochu Rayu


The jury members are presented by the best architects of Ukraine, Europe and the world.

In 2017, the works will be evaluated by:

1. Andreas Klok Pedersen (chairman of the jury, studio BIG / Denmark, USA) – Partner and Design Director at BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group Copenhagen. He is the head of large-scale projects throughout of Europe and Asia and international lecturer. He taught at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen), architectural school AHO (Oslo).

2. Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects/United Kingdom) -a leading architect at the Zaha Hadid Architects studio , Engineer, Ph.D., a member of the Board of Registration of Architects RIBA. Co-author and partner of a number of major projects, including the Centre for Contemporary Art and MAXXI Architecture in Rome, central building of the new BMW factory in Leipzig, Opera House in Guangzhou (China) and the Jordanian Royal Palace of Culture.


3. Hiroki Matsuura (MAXWAN + MASA architects / Hiroki Matsuura / Netherlands) – a chief designer and director of MAXWAN + MASA architects company. The projects made by Hiroki are unique by the combination of Japanese reserve and European democratic style. His works are unique by their manifestlaconism; however, they are highly functional, with much illumination and openspace. His houses seem like breathing. At the same time, traditional Japanese woodadds warmness and coziness to them.

4. Ora Ito (Ora ïto / France) – one of the most popular industrial designers of his generation, who collaborates with brands Cassina, Cappellini, LG, Swatch, Adidas, LaCie,Toyota, Renault, Levi's and many others.

5. Takuya Hosokai (Takuya Hosokai / Japan) – a famous Japanese architect. In 2005 Takuya Hosokai received a master's degree in architecture at Yokohama National University. His graduation project was highly appreciated at the 1st International Architectural Biennale Rotterdamexhibition, which takes place in the framework of Tokyo Ring Project. From 2008 to 2011 he worked at AMO / OMA Rem Koolhaas and BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group as a senior architect.

6. Sergei Makhno (Sergey Makhno Architects / Ukraine) – the Ukrainian leading architect and designer, founder and director of the architectural workshop Sergey Makhno Architects. He is a creator of many copyright collections of interioritems. Sergei Makhno successfully builds houses, hotels, restaurants and cinemas, executes apartment’s interior with own design furniture and decor, bars, offices and boutiques, is engaged in social projects. The prize-winner and winner of theGrand Prix at VII All-Ukrainian annual architectural Interior of the Year 2015 contest.

7. GermanVolga (German Volga / Ukraine) - architect, academician of architecture, Member of the European Union of Architects, the leading Ukrainian architect, is one of the best specialists in a classical architecture.


    • Grand-prix of the All-Ukrainian Contest
    • «Interior of the Year 2016»
    • Author : Anna Voloshko

For information call.: +38 (044) 461 91 28
+38 (067) 556 13 83
Address: Kyiv, blvd. Lesya Ukrainka, 34, of. 515


The works are evaluated in the following

1. Administrative Building Interiors

2. Salesroom and Catering Business Interiors

3. Private House Interior

  • pederson
  • Andreas Klok Pedersen
    Jury chairman
    (BIG Studio/Denmark, USA)

a) contemporary style
b) classical style

4. Individual Apartment Interior

a) contemporary style
b) classical style

5. Interior Objects Design

a) Furniture Objects
b) Illumination Objects

Suggested Event Schedule:

9 December (Friday)

13:00 – Registration

14.00 – 14.30 - Sponsor Presentation

14.30 – 15.15 - Master-class by designer Ora Ito (France)

14.15 – 15.45 - Sponsor Presentation

15.45 – 16.30 - Patrik Schumacher (United Kingdom)

16.30 – 17.00 - Sponsor Presentation

17.00 – 17.45 - Master-class by architect Andreas Klok Pedersen (Denmark, USA)

17.45 – 18.15 - Sponsor Presentation

18.15 – 19.00 - Concert

19.00 – 22.00 - Rewarding Ceremony. Prizes and Presents Rewarding Ceremony to the Winners and Grand-Prix of the Contest.

22.40 - 24.00 - continuation of concert