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Founded by 24-year-old Russian entrepreneur Vasily Grogol, BURSA is a new hotel that includes a non-commercial art gallery, 33 contemporary guest rooms, a ground-floor restaurant, and a top-floor bar that opens onto a rooftop terrace.

Located on 11 Konstiantynivska Street in Kiev, Ukraine, the 20,451-square-foot hotel complex was designed by local practice Balbek Bureau. The project renovated two historic buildings—one is 100 years old, and the other is about 200 years old—and connected them to a newly built, modern block to create this cool and dynamic space.

Modern home with Living Room, End Tables, Sofa, and Floor Lighting. Photo  of BURSA Hotel
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Floor Lighting, End Tables, and Chair. Founded by 24-year-old Russian entrepreneur Vasily Grogol, BURSA is a new hotel that includes a non-commercial art gallery, 33 contemporary guest rooms, a ground-floor restaurant, and a top-floor bar that opens onto a rooftop terrace. The 20,451-square-foot hotel complex was designed by local practice balbek bureau. "The idea was to link two old buildings with a modern block, where appreciation of history and tradition will co-exist with modern art, design, and innovation," says balbek bureau’s founder, Slava Balbek who worked with fellow architect Andrii Berezynskyi on the redesign. Photo 2 of BURSA Hotel

Founded by 24-year-old Russian entrepreneur Vasily Grogol, BURSA is a new hotel that includes a non-commercial art gallery, 33 contemporary guest rooms, a ground-floor restaurant, and a top-floor bar that opens onto a rooftop terrace. The 20,451-square-foot hotel complex was designed by local practice balbek bureau. "The idea was to link two old buildings with a modern block, where appreciation of history and tradition will co-exist with modern art, design, and innovation," says balbek bureau’s founder, Slava Balbek who worked with fellow architect Andrii Berezynskyi on the redesign.

BURSA's reception desk is composed of scrunched-up metal sheets set behind a glass panel. Photo 3 of BURSA Hotel modern home

BURSA's reception desk is composed of scrunched-up metal sheets set behind a glass panel.

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Table, and Medium Hardwood Floor. The public lounge area in BURSA Hotel. Photo 4 of BURSA Hotel

The public lounge area in BURSA Hotel.

Modern home with Dining Room, Bar, and Stools. BURSA Hotel's 1818 rooftop bar. Photo 5 of BURSA Hotel

BURSA Hotel's 1818 rooftop bar.

Modern home with Dining Room, Dark Hardwood Floor, Recessed Lighting, Table, and Stools. The rooftop bar looks out over the city. Photo 6 of BURSA Hotel

The rooftop bar looks out over the city.

Modern home with Dining Room, Pendant Lighting, Chair, Table, and Concrete Floor. BURSA Hotel's Beliy Shum restaurant. Photo 7 of BURSA Hotel

BURSA Hotel's Beliy Shum restaurant.

Modern home with Dining Room, Stools, Table, Dark Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. The hotel's cafe. Photo 8 of BURSA Hotel

The hotel's cafe.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, and Concrete Floor. A corner table at Beliy Shum restaurant. Photo 9 of BURSA Hotel

A corner table at Beliy Shum restaurant.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Night Stands, Rug Floor, Table Lighting, and Wall Lighting. A guest suite with a pink Muuto Tip table lamp. Photo 10 of BURSA Hotel

A guest suite with a pink Muuto Tip table lamp.

Modern home with Bedroom, Wall Lighting, and Bed. Exposed ceiling pipes give this bright bedroom a cool, industrial aesthetic. Photo 11 of BURSA Hotel

Exposed ceiling pipes give this bright bedroom a cool, industrial aesthetic.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, and Wall Lighting. "Our conceptual approach was that of an ‘adaptive reuse,’ allowing the building to preserve its historic integrity and aesthetics while providing for the needs of modern occupants," says Balbek. Photo 12 of BURSA Hotel

"Our conceptual approach was that of an ‘adaptive reuse,’ allowing the building to preserve its historic integrity and aesthetics while providing for the needs of modern occupants," says Balbek.

Modern home with Bedroom, Table Lighting, and Bed. This guest suite features whitewashed brick walls. Photo 13 of BURSA Hotel

This guest suite features whitewashed brick walls.

Modern home with Bedroom, Table Lighting, and Bed. A Muuto “Cosy In White” table lamp. Photo 14 of BURSA Hotel

A Muuto “Cosy In White” table lamp.

Modern home with Recessed Lighting. “With their careful planning, use of light and color, and the elimination of all unnecessary elements, even the smallest room in the hotel feels spacious,” says Kurilenko.  Photo 15 of BURSA Hotel

“With their careful planning, use of light and color, and the elimination of all unnecessary elements, even the smallest room in the hotel feels spacious,” says Kurilenko.

A blue bathroom. Photo 16 of BURSA Hotel modern home

A blue bathroom.

Modern home with Wall Lighting. A bright yellow bathroom. Photo 17 of BURSA Hotel

A bright yellow bathroom.

One of the bathrooms is conceived as a modern glass box. Photo 18 of BURSA Hotel modern home

One of the bathrooms is conceived as a modern glass box.

Modern home with Wall Lighting. A washbasin from Rocca. Photo 19 of BURSA Hotel

A washbasin from Rocca.

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, and Pendant Lighting. The frieze supporting the bar in Belyi Shum Cafe features bricks made in the same year as the oldest building. Photo 20 of BURSA Hotel

The frieze supporting the bar in Belyi Shum Cafe features bricks made in the same year as the oldest building.

Credits

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Architect
  • Balbek Bureau
Interior Design
  • Balbek Bureau
Builder
  • Capital Construction Group

Overview

Structure
  • Hotel
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2018
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