Sited near the city center, the ambitious new Gorkogo Park project is noteable for its size and scale, and its modern form. It is also the first large mixed-use development in Kiev. While solidly urban, the project has a park-like character via its internal and external spaces. The central market uses natural light to create a sense of openness, while water features, landscaped elements for children’s play, and interior planting create a winter garden for the Kiev shopper. Through three retail levels, visitors can access a spa, bowling center, fitness club, and restaurants. A series of roof gardens complement the retail floors, culminating in a central garden, which dramatically floats above the heart of the project. Each apartment adds to the project’s park-like theme through a balcony and a solarium. The curtain-wall glazed office towers are sleekly modern, beacons of the development.