The Italian architect Claudio Nordi received the first award in the international competition for a new Veliko Tarnovo centre. His development was awarded 25,000 euros. It provides 15-story buildings with gardens between floors, a 6,000-square-meter congress centre, underground parking, a modern library and several museums.
An international jury, which was led by Prof. Arch. Georgi Stanishev reviewed 62 works that competed in the contest just for a day and a half. All projects will be made available to the public for feedback.
The area of the former ice rink and training grounds in Veliko Tarnovo, which are located west of Ivaylo Stadium will be transformed into a modern sports complex. The project was developed by the team of the Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Daniel Panov. A new football pitch will be set up according to the plats and it will feature artificial turf, lighting and stands. There will also be a second, smaller field with natural grass, with sectors for shot put, javelin, discus and hammer, and a small running track.
The municipality will apply for project funding under the Regions in Growth Operational Programme. Veliko Tarnovo may receive additional financing for the project under the Development of Sports Infrastructure Programme of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The old capital of Bulgaria holds the leading position in terms of state funding for new projects.