Kyiv’s First Internationally Certified Organic Business Center
Kyiv’s picturesque riverside district Podil welcomed the opening of the Ukrainian capital’s first internationally certified ecologically sustainable office complex in late October. ASTARTA Organic Business Centre is among the biggest business complexes in Kyiv and, fittingly for a project tied to one of Ukraine’s largest agricultural holdings, comes complete with its very own park. Developed by Energoinvest and based on architectural design work by Britain’s SCG International, the ASTARTA complex includes three wings covering 62,500 square meters that will house a combination of office space and retail outlets. It is the first commercial complex in Ukraine to receive the prestigious BREEAM certification, the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings. This certification came via an independent international audit in summer 2016 and reflects the use of ecologically safe materials and a wide range of green design innovations. Initial tenants of ASTARTA Organic Business Centre include Siemens, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Sigma Software, Creative Quarter, SBTech, and Travel Hub.