Meduza Food Court

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Brand New
  • Company/Firm
    5F Studio (Ukraine)
  • Lead Designer
    Andriy Ignatuk
  • Other Designer(s)
    Andriy Ignatuk, Mariia Moskal
  • Architect
    Andriy Ignatuk, Ivanna Saviak, Mariia Stefanets
  • Interior Designer
    Andriy Ignatuk, Mariia Moskal
  • Location
    96 Khmelnytskoho St., Vynnyky, Lviv region, Ukraine
  • Project Date
    May 2022
  • Developer
    Andriy Ignatuk
  • Project Link

Medusa is an open-air restaurant that combines two elements.
The architecture of the restaurant resembles a mountain with waves in it, which actually symbolizes different seasons: the mountain is winter, and the waves are summer.
The restaurant is located next to a ski lift and a pond, so the main goal of the restaurant was to allow people to feel comfortable and have a snack in ski clothes or swimsuit without violating etiquette.

The design is made of natural materials, such as wood, reeds, quartzite stone, etc., which will further give a sense of combination with different seasons. The composition of the tent is tied around a central column with a round bar with a diameter of 6 meters, to which the tables converge.

The most important task was to install the relief frame of the restaurant, which should look light and weightless and at the same time be stable and reliable.
We designed the restaurant to make guests feel as comfortable as possible.
At first glance, you can't see it, but its seating capacity is quite large - 374 people.

Moreover, the metal was produced at Azovstal, and the plantations from which the reeds were taken were completely destroyed by Russian troops.