Title: Open Call: South Park Bridge, Sofia
Type: Competition Announcement [Built Projects & Masterplans]
Organizers: Sofia Municipality - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Submission Deadline: September 29, 2022 05:30 PM
Venue: South Park, Sofia
Prizes: The total award budget is 45,000 BGN , which is envisioned to be distributed among the following award categories:1st prize 20,000 BGN 2nd prize 15,000 BGN , 3rd prize10,000 BGN.
Sofia Municipality invites architects, urban planners and engineers to participate in an open competition for designing a pedestrian bridge passing over Byala Cherkva Street in Ivan Vazov district, which will form a new connection between South Park Part II and South Park Part III.
To achieve pedestrian connectivity and uninterrupted flow between two of Sofia’s favorite park spaces.
To reduce the obstacles that pedestrians have to overcome and to connect the two parts of the park in a natural way at a different level to vehicle traffic.
To facilitate the natural pedestrian traffic between the two parks due to their proximity, popularity and their original urban connectivity.
To create visual and spatial communication between the two parks.
To ensure the merging of the three zones: South Park I [the area in front of the National Palace of Culture], South Park II and South Park III in one continuous and large-scale park space.
To increase pedestrian traffic and citizens’ access to green areas.
The territory where the future pedestrian bridge will be constructed, its adjacent environment and alley network, as well as the necessary changes of the existing green spaces, is about 45 decares, located on both sides of Byala Cherkva Street. The impact area includes properties with different ownership, the bed of the Perlovska River, as well as part of the road and sidewalks of Petko Karavelov Street and Byala Cherkva Street.
The desired solution:
Allows unimpeded and natural movement of large pedestrian flows between the two parts of the park. Provides an elegant and modern structural and architectural design for a bridge over Byala Cherkva Street. Ensures a harmonious and environmentally friendly connection between the bridge structure and the park spaces of South Park II and South Park III.
Provides an economically and technically feasible solution.
The selection of the most appropriate proposal will become the basis for conducting further procedures by Sofia Municipality for the preparation of a new Detailed Plan of the area and a work phase investment project.
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