IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - project from ULAB BULGARIA “Public Park Stantsionna Gradina”

IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Reconsidering Nature’ - project from ULAB BULGARIA “Public Park Stantsionna Gradina”

After the great success of our first Exhibition ‘Landscape as a Common Ground’, IFLA Europe has organised the second edition entitled ‘Reconsidering Nature’.

The aim of the exhibition is to show the contemporary role of landscape architects in creating space. Its conventionally perceived task - to create and preserve beauty in the surrounding of human habitations - has expanded considerably. Environmental challenges, climate change and the living conditions of the inhabitants of larger and larger cities oblige us to take nature beyond the emphasis on aesthetic perspectives. In design, planning and management of landscapes, landscape architects face a contemporary challenge: thinking of nature as a subject, understanding its principles and respecting its needs

IFLA Europe exhibition will present projects conceived and created in close connection with the nature. It will include large and small-scale implemented landscape architecture projects showing the forces of nature as well as exposing nature’s rights, role and importance.IFLA Europe exhibition will present an overview of realised landscape architecture projects from all over Europe which are realised in harmony with the nature and using nature-based solutions. Implemented projects will show work of landscape architects working either individually or in multidisciplinary teams. Realised projects will promote environmental as well as aesthetic value

This week we would like to present a project from ULAB Bulgaria entitled “Public Park Stantsionna Gradina”.

STANTSIONNA GRADINA is a city garden/park in Stara Zagora created 1898-1901, with an area of 52 928 m2.

The main goal of the project is to turn the desolate and infamous garden into a place full of various functions and entertainment, to create an aesthetically pleasing modern park environment, consistent with the historical heritage. It was done:

Reorganization of the space and complete renovation of the path network. Designing a new system of green areas with new geometry. The main highlights located along the main pedestrian axis are the “compass” at the northern entrance to the garden, the “fountain” in the central space and the “symbol” at the station square.

Existing large vegetation is preserved and included in the new designed compositional frame. Series of hedges, green volumes in free oval shapes emphasize a new compositional solution.

Design of park areas filled with various functions, suitable for use by a wide age group. New appealing park lighting makes the garden attractive during the late hours and video surveillance system makes it safer.

Public square places and the art alley are space for concerts, outside exhibitions, competitions and other cultural events.

Authors: LANDSCAPE DESIGN INVEST LTD. Landscape architect KORNELIYA MATOROVA Architects: S. Yancheva, G. Chernev, I. Altanova
Photo Credit: Photo 1-2: Mihail Mihalev Photo 3-4: Korneliya Matorova.

Project is available on IFLA Europe website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/exhibition-projects

Catalogues of all IFLA Europe Exhibition Projects are available on our website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/exhibition-projects

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