10 best projects:


190986 – Babienko Pavlo, master, ONABA, «HighLaneVerticalFarm»

In 2009 I got master degree in Architecture from Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Three years ago I joined Denis Belenko design studio. Now I 'm involved not just in general concept creation of the building but in interior, furniture and lighting design. Working in this studio I do also a photography of interiors and architecture.

My main interests are architecture, urbanism and urban environment organization. Mostly, I am inspired by Scandinavian architecture and design. A combination of beauty, simplicity and sustainability – both in architecture and urbanism. Another passion for me is photography. The main topic of my photos has always been people and the city – everything that create the atmosphere around.


093931 - Hotsko Sviatoslav, master, NU “Lviv Polytechnic”, “Formation of a network of public places in the historical city on the example of Lviv”

2015 році отримав магістра Архітектури України у Національному Університеті «Львівська Політехніка»

Стажер в проектному бюро «СІМ», м. Львів

Нагороди та сертифікати, які отримав Святослав:

-«Місто Прикарпатськ», 2-ге місце, 2014 р.

-Учасник Міжнародного Воркшопу CANactions 2013 р.

-Міжнародний воркшоп «Новий сіті-хол Технологія», гран прі, 2013 р.


BAU000 – Dodonov Artem, bachelor, KhNUBA, “Bauhaus museum in Dessau”

«From the work I always expect an opportunity of professional growth and acquisition of experience from meeting challenges. I am easy-going person and study easily. I work with pleasure with interesting peopleand teams.»


D09KGF- Kazakov Dmytro, bachelor, KNUBA, “Development concept of housing district in Astana, Kazakhstan”

My intention

Many of us, students, dream to study abroad to learn more than we can have in Ukraine. Luckily, there are some students’ competitions like CANaction which give us a chance to prove ourselves to be professional and realize our dreams.

It is important for me to receive possibility for self-improvement and comprehensive development in various directions: music, sports facilities and architecture. Because for competent city planning, the architect should understand all the needs of each social group and find a compromise, using his professional skills.

My goal - is to succeed in the field of architecture and urban planning in order to be able to influence on the quality of architectural environment and development of the city.

I’m sure that CANaction could play the key role in my further development and studying; will be the impulse for the establishment of me as a successful architect.


SF1FDH - Kobets` Olena, specialist, KhNUBA, “Fire department in San Francisco”

У 2011 році отримала спеціаліста архітектури в Харківському Національному Університеті Будівництва та Архітектури.

Архітектор Арт-заводу Платформа, в минулому архітектор гурту Redesign та «Проектні системи ЛТД»

Головні проекти:

-«Ревіталізація промислової зони», Київ;

-«Реконструкція овочевого складу під костел», Росія;

-«Реконструкція пішохідної частини Київської набережної», Київ;

-Проект готелю, Київ.Учасниця конкурсу ідей молодих архітекторів в рамках фестивалю CANactions 2013 року.


9krpk1-Kuripka Victoria, master, KhNUBA, «Сo-housing as the zone of influence on a depressive territory»

«My name is Victoriia. I am an architect and I am from Kharkiv. There is big territory of industrial zones which serves to me as an inspiration every day. Now I wish live like , heroes from books Ayn Rand, who work a lot and whose work change the world for the better))

Six years ago, I began study at the University of Architecture, with a dream, that I will be able to understand how the industrial zone should look like. It was the subject of my master's diploma,some of which I'll show you in my portfolio. Before, I started working on this project I did worksfor the following subjects: towns, rivers and depressive areas and I participated in conferences with similar subjects.

So, I am a fun of industry ))) I worked a lot on this topic, I know the problems of the industrialzone, not only as an architect, but also as a consumer of this zone. I have my own opinion and I need this workshop, because I think, that the organizers love this area as well as I love mine )

It chance for me to meet likeminded people and share my knowledge, learn something new»


RMR17C - Pologova Mariia, bachelor, KhNUBA, “Restoration of the chambers of XVII-th century in Moscow (Russia)”

Отримує ступінь магістра в в Харківському Національному Університеті Будівництва та Архітектури

Коротко про себе: «Я дуже відповідальна та організована людина, люблю кожну справу доводити до кінця. Навчання дається мені легко та я відкрита до всього нового»

Архітектор-стажер в архітектурному бюро Ilchenkostudio.

Приймала участь у конкурсах «Проект прес-центру для Crocus City Hall» в Москві та «Проект кварталу» у Бєлгороді.


121124 – Savitskyi Yurii, master, NU “Lviv Polytechnic”, “Architectural environment design of central square in Chernivtsi”

«I am graduate architect. I want to express myself and work in architecture. I always try to improve my skills and learn something new»


27AJ15- Tiutiunnyk Artem, bachelor, KhNUBA, “Centre for development of personality in “depressive” enviroment”

«I am self-motivated , open minded person, able to work well both in a team environmentas well as using initiative, I am always keen to learn and undertake new challengesanda new standard of and professional experience»


K14SU1– Shchogoleva Vasylysa, master, KhNUBA, “Usage intensification of urban space: microdistrict-524, pivnichna-1, Saltivka”

since December 2014 - work as an architect in the international project of Luxembourg Red Cross society and Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS).

•Architectural Association Summer Visiting School – Singapore: Fragile.

•T-SA Forum: Context&Craft – Towards New Leadership – London, UK.

•INDESEM (International Design Seminar), TU Delft, Netherlands.

•co-founder of the initiative group for young architects – Architectural Adventures, Kharkiv.

•created, produced and installed in the city designs for starling-house in Kharkov, in the framework of an eco- festival "Week of Climate"


01.04.2016– 29.04.2016


We are happy to announce Ivan Honchar Museum as the theme and the location of the Place Making & Building Transformation workshop. 

CURATOR:Theo Hauben / HAU|Hauben architecture & urbanism / the Netherlands


This workshop is about the publicness of space in Kiev. Rather than focusing on the physical properties of public spaces, this workshop will scrutinize public space uses and the functions they hold in the lives of the citizens.

More info and the application process:…/canaction…/workshop/5/about



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20.03.2016– 21.05.2016

CANactions 2016

Subject of the CANactions 2016: 


Dates of CANactions 2016:

May 19-21

Curator of the IAF CANactions 2016:

Theo Hauben / HAU / the Netherlands

10.03.2016– 24.04.2016


GEBERIT with CANactions invites young architects and designers to contribute to the development of sustainable public street toilets for Ukrainian cities within STREET GEBERIT: Всеукраїнський конкурс (March 10, 2016 - April 21, 2016)

The need for sanitation in urban areas is obvious. Inappropriate sanitation can be damaging to human health and the environment. Especially in urban areas, where public toilets are more common.
Innovative design improvements in public toilets and new ways of recycling will help governments and their partners to meet the enormous challenge of providing quality services to public sanitation.

Organizer: GEBERIT - The European leader in the field of sanitary products.

Co-organizer: CANactions - interdisciplinary urban research platform.

Partners: Zhytomyr City Council.

First place - 30 000 UAH and the realisation of the project
Second place - 15 000 UAH
Third place - 7000 UAH
Audience Award - 5000 UAH

Who can participate:

The competition is open to persons under 35 years, who are citizens of Ukraine, from students to skilled architects and designers.

More information  THERE


29.02.2016– 21.05.2016


Competition will take place for the ninth time in a frame of the International Architectural Festival CANactions 2016.

Applications for can be submitted from February 29 till April 13 23:59 (Kyiv time).

The competition is open for:

• students and graduates of Architectural departments of Ukrainian institutions of higher education, specialization - Architecture

• age restriction - up to 35 years, inclusively

• Bachelor's degree is necessary

• number of projects from one author is not limited

• the theme of projects is not limited

• individual membership or stuff is permitted

Among the awards are:

- the opportunity to study in DIA (Dessau Institute of Architecture) to get Master Degree - Germany,

- participation in workshops EASA - Lithuania

- participation in workshop Hello Wood 2016- Hungary.


- to fill the application form

- to send the project by e-mail:

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11.11.2015– 03.01.2016

CANactions School for Urban Studies launches an international open call for STUDIO #2

Among our students we would like to see talented and ambitious agents of change who are ready to initiate urban projects and implement real transformations in Ukrainian cities. The topic of the STUDIO #2 is ‘Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities’

Theme:Tackling the Future of Ukrainian (Post)industrial Cities

Dates:February 15 – May 21, 2016

Curator:Urs Thomann, CH

Tuition fee:11 800 UAH

Application deadline:January 3, 2016

Do (post)industrial cities of Ukraine have a future?Have they truly become post- or do they still remain industrial?How to take a step forward from a utopian Soviet past to a contemporary city without the utopian pretense?

The STUDIO #2 participants will be working on finding answers to these questions and raising new ones through developing strategic scenarios and tactical proposals for Kramatorsk – an Eastern Ukrainian city which has been chosen for our case study.

The students will get an opportunity to present their results at the annual CANactions International Architecture Festival in May, 2016.

Want to apply? Read more on our website:




You have one more chance to become a member of first urban school in Ukraine CANactions School for Urban Studies: Studio#1.

By popular demand, we continue to accept applications until 10 August 2015



28 липня о 20:00 архітектор Віктор Зотов прочитає лекцію про урбаністику, а також разом із командою фестивалю презентує CANactions School for Urban Studies: Open call for Studio #1

А після заходу сонця розпочнеться кінопоказ «Берлін – симфонія великого міста» (1927).


21.07.2015– 10.08.2015

Win a GRANT!

First in Ukraine urban school declares accepting applications for grant in CANactions School for Urban Studies Studio#1.

We will give a grant to study free for citizens of Ukraine, who have experience of successful social projects and seek to join team, which will develop strategy for one of the cities in Ukraine.


(must contain personal details, education, level of English, and also your experince in urban projects, participation in social and cultural projects, workshops, master-classes, educational programs etc.)

Motivation letter

should describe why exactly you want to win a grant and become Studio#1 participant, your vision of professional activities after the graduation from Studio#1


must contain examples of your design, architectural or urban projects, extracts from your written reports, publications, research and analytical work etc. Portfolio have to contain up to 5 projects, no more than 10 pages overall, and should not exceed 20 MB. Each project must be signed with title, year, explanation, significance and amount of work the candidate has conducted for the project.

Scan-copy of passport

Scan-copy of University Diploma. Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's degree

The application deadline is August 10, 2015.

The required documents must be sent via e-mail:

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