Author: Svilena Velcheva
Published On: 11/08/2020

Location of the public territory: The place is Saedinenie Square, known among Varna residents as Red Square, located between Osmi Primorski Polk Blvd., Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. and Ivan Aksakov St.

Current situation: The square has been neglected for many years. It needs major repairs. Newly planted trees are disappearing one by one, and the pavements have not been replaced. Only the tiles of the fountain on the site were replaced in 2012 and 2015.

Project-idea: To ennoble the square space. To change the horizontal and vertical geometry with smooth shapes. Provide an accessible environment. Park elements, relief forms and new vegetation to appear. Move to the southeast the bike lane that cuts through the space of the square. To design a new playground from the south.

To build new fountains, new lighting and waste bins.

About the author: Anton Bogdev is an engineer – designer. 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 competencies include: production of specialized maps, creation of digital terrain models, vertical planning, calculation of volumes and quantities, geographic information systems.

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

Translator: Valentina Vagge