lem_station_lviv
Photo Credit: Lem Station

A FORMER TRAIN DEPOT

Lem Station is a social hub of creativity and innovation on the territory of the former tram depot. The three one-story brick buildings, one of which is topped by a 30-meter chimney, became the embodiment of technical progress in Lviv at the end of the 19th century. This is where the electric trams would start their route and where the first power plant was located. However, not everyone supported the idea of introducing electricity to the city. Both officials and scientists were against it.

lem_station_lviv
Photo Credit: Lem Station

On the night of May 15, 1894, the first test drive of the electric tram took place in the city. Two cars drove from the hangar to the Vienna Coffee House and back. The sparks, which periodically flew out of the wires and wheels, were especially fascinating to the bystanders. On the way to the depot near the post office, one tram lost contact with the wire. It was then hitched to another car and taken back.

lem_station_lviv
Photo Credit: Lem Station

The decline of the former tram depot at the end of the 20th century ended a few years ago with the mission to implement a transformation from an old tram depot at the intersection of Sakharov and Vitovsky streets into an innovative creative centre. The hub strives to become a point of intersection and self-fulfilment of artists, entrepreneurs, scientists and other representatives of the creative industries. Its co-founders are the famous entrepreneurs, businessmen and public figures Mark Zarkhin, Taras Kytsmey, Dmytro Kosaryev and Oleh Matsekh. The hub will be constantly developed and changed. Co-working, an event hall, a maker space, a startup incubator, a multifunctional art centre for exhibitions, performances, and concerts, and a media hub are soon set to be realised.

GET IN TOUCH

LEM Station
Dmytro Vitovsky Street, 57
Lviv, Ukraine

T: +38 097 016 64 52:
E: info@lemstation.com
W: www.lemstation.com