“THE CANAL”-YUNAK STADIUM
project: “THE CANAL” – RESTOATION OF YUNAK STADIUM
location: SOFIA, NEAR VASSIL LEVSKI STADIUM
parameters: BA=8167sq.m., BUA=17453sq.m.
prize: ARCHIDEA 2008, PIRST PRIZE
The Project asks the question about the person in the city and tries to accomplish more greenery, free movement of people, sport, recreation and fun. It is situated on an important place, in the centre of Sofia and the main object is restoration of „Yunak“ stadium. However, after the appearance of metrostation N9, traffic jams, and the need for pedestrian paths, it comes the idea for a complex solution.
The Project offers establishment of pedestrian zone, filled with social functions and has 3 main objectives:
1: to create entrance to the park
2: to expand the pedestrian system of Sofia as an extention of „Graf Ignatiev“ street
3: to restore the „Yunak“ stadium, the „Blue kafe“ and to organize the retail trade in the area
Functionally the project consist of an ice skating ring with 400 people stand, restaurants, kafes, shops, nursery school, parking with a capacity of 300 cars, service parking for 50 cars ect. and is expexted to work in an extended working time.
The purpose of „the Canal“ is to turn people into architectural goal and everything else – into social service – functional and emotional