This artist's depiction shows a proposed reconstruction project of Hostynny Dvir. The plan, presented by an architect and Kyiv City Council member Andriy Myrhorodsky, would change the Podil neighborhood building in several ways. Arches will be covered with glass, the third floor rebuilt and the courtyard covered with a glass roof.
The site of the protests is a picturesque, white-walled courtyard on Kontraktova Square in Kyiv. For nearly three months, a handful of activists have occupied Hostynny Dvir, or Hospitable Courtyard, to save it from privatization and preserve it as a city landmark.