CUBA BUBA

Changing the atmosphere in Children’s hospitals

PROJECT IDEA

CUBA BUBA  are autonomous play centres for sick children. They are designed to immerse small patients in a friendly emotional environment.

 

The centres have been exclusively designed based on the unique idea of a Ukrainian philanthropist. Ukrainian architects oversee the construction and development. CUBA BUBA #1, #2, #3 designed by Valeriy and Katerina Kuznetsov. CUBA BUBA #4 designed by Daria Proviz.

These centres help children overcome psychological stress while they are undergoing medical treatment. Reducing stress has been found to greatly increase speed of recovery.

Vlada Brusilovska,

Project Initiator

CUBA BUBA LEISURE

Learning and Creativity

Communication with Peers

Games

Tactile Experiments

Reading

Physical Activity

 

INSTALLED CENTRES

March, 2017

The first centre of the CUBA BUBA series was installed in Children’s Clinical Hospital #3 (Dnipro)

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October, 2017

The second centre was installed in the polyclinic of Children Clinical Hospital #5 (Dnipro)

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December, 2017

The third centre was installed in the department of reconstructive surgery and oncology of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Children's Clinical Hospital with the support of the Ukrainian furniture factory Maestro

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October, 2018

CUBA BUBA #4 was installed in Dnipro Clinical Hospital #1 supported  Borys Bukhbinder, Yuriy Ostapyuk, Petro Palevitch and EnglishDom online school

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January–May, 2019

CUBA BUBA #2 (BUBA.Matrix) appeared at the All-Ukrainian Center for the Rehabilitation of Children with Clinical Desease of the Nervous System (Kyiv) and the Novovodolazhsky Inclusive-Resource Center (Kharkiv region)

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July, 2019

CUBA BUBA #5, the chamber for 2  patients in inpatient treatment, was opened in Dnipro Clinical Hospital #1

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CUBA BUBA #1

CUBA BUBA #2

BUBA. Matrix

CUBA BUBA #3

CUBA BUBA #4

CUBA BUBA #5

HOW CUBA BUBA LOOKS

CUBA BUBA is a free-standing construction. It can be set up in common areas (corridor, hall, library, rec room) and it looks like a room in a room.

 

Size 2.4 х 1.7 х 2.3 m

Materials pressed wood, metal, stone, cotton and other natural materials

 

Design CUBA BUBA is not replicated – each centre is a unique concept.

 
 

HOW WE WORK

1. Research

Studying its location and interior, and the needs of the patients 

~20 days

2. Design

Defining the design of the new centre and its functions

~30 days

3. Engineering

Making the parts, colouring and setting them together

~30 days

4. Assembly

 

Installing the centre along with books and toys 

~2 days

5. Evaliation

Evaluating project and reporting to sponsors

~10 days

 

40 days

project realization

5+

hospitals
per year

5 000

happy patients each month

10 м3

entertainment space

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPONSORS

The team invites individuals, as well as private companies and community organizations to cooperate with them as sponsors. There are four ways to support the CUBA BUBA project: financing or co-financing, logistical support, volunteering during the preparation of the project, and/or information partnership. 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR PATRONS?*

Company logo or individual’s name placed on the CUBA BUBA centre

Team approval of the design of the centre

Branding the centre

(company colours)

Announcement of the sponsor’s contribution during press conferences

Distribution of information about sponsor’s assistance in the media

Inclusion of information about the sponsor of the project in public presentations

*depending on the sponsorship package chosen by the sponsor. Sponsors can support the installation of a single centre or the project as a whole.

 

full size CUBA BUBA #2 was shown on Dutch Design Week 2018

 

 the video was made in September 2018 to support the demonstration 

THE TEAM

CUBA BUBA is a philanthropic initiative. The team consists of 9 members who have taken full responsibility for the creation, development, transportation and installation of these educational developmental centres in children’s hospitals. They are committed to quality realization of projects and compliance with deadlines.

Vlada BRUSILOVSKA
Project Initiator
Valeriy and Katerina KUZNETSOV
Architects
Daria Proviz
Architect
Valentin Brodskiy
Designer
Vasilisa Krushynska
Project Assistant
Olena ZAYTSEVA-GRYVKO
Designer
Dasha ORLYANSKA
Coordinator
Mariia LOZHKO
Media Coordinator
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CONTACTS

The project team is open to proposals.  

Please contact us for further information.

 

The project is based in Dnipro, Ukraine.