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.
Veliko Tarnovo municipality came up with a project how to make one of the most dangerous roads in Veliko Tarnovo safe for pedestrians. The one of its kind for the town pedestrian crossing will stretch above Magistralna Street which accommodates the national traffic between Varna and Sofia. The footbridge will start at Gabrovski Park and will connect this part of the town with two of the most populated neighbourhoods of Veliko Tarnovo – Zone B and Buzludzha. The facility will be 64 meters long and will finish at the stairs, near McDonalds’, leading to the two districts. It will be equipped with a lift so that is provides easy access for disabled people and mothers with prams. The overpass will be 15 meters high and will have tubular construction to minimize its cost which is estimated to be around 150,000 euro.