The Trade Unions House is located in the very heart of the Ukrainian capital – the city of Kyiv. The House has become one of the main symbols of the Ukrainian revolutions, which took place in 2004 (the Orange revolution) and in 2013-2014 (the Revolution of Dignity). It was used as the protesters’ headquarters, as well as the protester’s medical assistance center and the shelter for all people fighting for their rights and freedoms against governmental forces.

During the Revolution of Dignity, which led to overthrow of the President and change of the political course of Ukraine, the Trade Unions House was essentially ruined by a fire during the storm of the governmental militaries. Almost 40% of the entire area of the building was destroyed.

FENIX GROUP was chosen as the general manager and contractor of the Trade Unions House reconstruction.

2016 – 2017

On January 2, 2016, restoration work began. They were divided into two stages.

The first stage was aimed at restoring the bearing capacity of the building. The second stage provided for the restoration of facades, internal engineering communications, and the interior of the building.

At the first stage, work was carried out to strengthen and replace part of the damaged reinforced concrete slabs of the floor with slabs using profiled steel decking with a height of 135 mm. Before carrying out work on strengthening and disassembling structures, temporary fasteners were installed in emergency locations, namely 450 supports and 380 beams. According to the developed work execution project for dismantling, non-standard equipment (cabinets, beams, flooring) was made for safe execution of work. Reinforcement of concrete beams and columns was carried out with the help of metal structures made of high-strength steel grade S355, which significantly increased the reliability of the frame. In total, 348 floor slabs, 179 concrete beams were replaced, and 144 tons of metal structures were manufactured/installed. Works were carried out on the removal of travertine tiles from the facade and tower of the building, the dismantling of stairwells, after which new ones were installed according to modern requirements for the evacuation of people during a fire. A large volume of work was performed to clean the walls, ceilings, and columns from the consequences caused by the fire.


The assembly hall of the building suffered the most damage.

For restoration, the roof slabs were completely dismantled. Instead, a reinforced concrete monolithic belt was built around the perimeter of the hall, on which one of the largest beams 19 m long and 9 m wide was installed. The weight of the steel structure is almost 10 tons. There are six such sections in total.

2017 – 2018

Restoration of facades, restoration of internal engineering communications and internal equipment of the building.

At this stage, a complex of construction and installation works was performed, namely:

  • reinforcement and insulation of the facade;
  • dismantling all old and installation of new window systems;
  • laying engineering communications;
  • installation of internal partitions from the gas block;
  • internal maintenance works;
  • arrangement of the surrounding area.

5,533 m2 of scaffolding was installed to strengthen and insulate the facade. Ceramic granite was used for facing the house, and a layer of mineral wool 120 mm thick was used for insulation. The window openings are framed by metal structures. This design of the ventilated facade, combined with modern window systems, meets the new fire safety standards and will ensure the energy efficiency of the building.


In 2019 the restorstion works were completed.

Trade Unions, businesses and non-governmental organizations returned to the building.

The same year the British international company IWG, known all over the world for its coworking brands Regus and Spaces, opened in the Trade Unions House its biggest Ukrainian coworking office.

The Spaces brand, created in 2006, is managed by IWG. Spaces are located in 39 countries around the world (including the Netherlands, USA and Australia) and 150 locations. The Spaces office format is designed to promote active business development – from entrepreneurs and startups to large corporations.

About 50 Ukrainian and international companies and non-governmental organizations have opened their offices and work in Spaces in the House of Trade Unions.

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