Author: Svilena Velcheva
Published On: 03/04/2020

Location of the public territory: The place is the crossroads of Levski Blvd. and Osmi Primorski Polk Blvd.

Current situation: The renovation of Levski Blvd. was completed relatively soon. The new project seemed to be “glued” to the surrounding neighborhoods. Only the “gray” infrastructure was repaired (with minimal improvements to the adjacent green areas). The rest remains as it was at the time. 

Project idea: The project is an example of a comprehensive approach to integrate and improve infrastructure, regardless of location. It envisages landscape improvements, as well as afforestation of the islands adjacent to the road junctions. The goal is a basic aesthetic impact.

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. Contact: anton_bogdev@abv.bg.

We are also waiting for your suggestions for the initiative “What does EcoVarna look like” at e-mail: ecovarna.info@gmail.com.

Projects must:

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

– to contain a short explanatory part about the location of the public territory, its current state and vision for its future development;

– to be accompanied by a visualization – a photo of the current state of the place 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 “News” section of the site ecovarna.info (after its update). After the completion of the initiative (until the collection of 12 project ideas) they will be submitted to the Union of Architects – Varna. All 12 ideas of “What EcoVarna looks like” will be presented in an official exhibition during the civic forum “Conference on Democracy 2021”, which is held annually on the last Saturday of February.

What EcoVarna Looks Like is part of the initiative “Active for the development of public spaces”.

This material was created with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund of Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The entire responsibility for the content of the document rests with the Public Environmental Center for Sustainable Development and under no circumstances can it be assumed that this material reflects the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria Operator.

Translator: Valentina Vagge

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