Author: Svilena Velcheva
Published On: 25/03/2020

The construction of a new leaf-by-leaf park in the Chaika Quarter. This is the second project of the EcoVarna Initiative on

Location on public territory: The site is located in Chaika quarter, under the intersection of Levski Blvd with Eighth Seaside Regiment Blvd. – between tennis courts, Dr Peter Beron High School and Fifth Language High School. maps: @ 43.2171124,27.9374291,152m

Current state: The park is a basement with many movable objects. There are also private residential buildings with abandoned orphaned and dangerous old buildings. Cars are parked between the trees. In the lower part of the terrain the development is more dense and there is private parking. There are two sports fields and a playground / parking lot throughout the territory. Infrastructure is compromised – benches and gazebos are missing, there is an inactive public toilet.

Draft idea: Enrich the area and become a beautiful and modern park. The project envisages surrounding the property with new coniferous vegetation and low shrubs, paving new accessible lanes connecting the intrinsic spaces on both sides. To build new playgrounds and especially new tree vegetation in the interior. The playgrounds can be moved to the southern part of the site – inside.

Remove removable objects – vans and toilets, as well as landless, collapsing buildings.
To increase the capacity of the parking lot in the lower part and why not become an underground one (with more greenery above it). The buildings in the southern part are in relatively good condition and functioning; some are repairable.

About the author: Anton Bogdev is a design engineer. He graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia and the National High School of Humanities and Arts “Konstantin Preslavski” in Varna. His competences include: production of specialized maps, creation of digital terrain models, vertical planning, calculation of volumes and quantities, geoinformation systems. Contact:

We also look forward to receiving your proposals for the EcoVarna initiative at:

Projects should:

– to strike a balance between natural and anthropogenic factors and create preconditions for sustainable development of Varna;

-contain a brief explanatory section on the location of the public territory, its current state and a vision for its future development;

– be accompanied by a preview – a picture of the current state of the site, a photo of Google maps and a color sketch, a diagram of the future;

– be accompanied by a short CV of the author;

The projects will be published in the Cause of Urban Development on the site Upon completion of the initiative (until 12 project ideas are raised), they will be submitted to the Union of Architects – Varna Company. All 12 ideas of what EcoVarna looks like will be presented in an official exhibition during the Civic Forum “Conference on Democracy 2021”, which takes place annually on the last Saturday in February.

You can see the projects received so far here.

What EcoVarna Looks Like is part of the Public Spaces Active Initiative.

Translator: Valentina Vagge