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.

The aims

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 location

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.

The brief

In their proposals, the teams must provide a specific conceptual solution in scope and content, which includes the following components:

• Urban planning
• Architectural and landscape solution
• Access
• Bicycle and alternative traffic
• Vertical communication
• Structural solution
• Cost estimation

You can download and view the full assignment HERE.

Prizes

20 000 BGN
1
15 000 BGN
2
10 000 BGN
3

Evaluation criteria

Urban planning functionality • Environment design • Bridge design • Economic feasibility

You can get acquainted with the evaluation methodology HERE.

Schedule

01.07.2022

Competition launch

23.09.2022

Deadline for sending clarifying questions
03.10.2022, 17:30h
03.10.2022, 23:59h

Deadline for submission of projects
Deadline for submission of documents in the system

07.10.2022, 10:00h
Winners are announced

Jury

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Questions and Answers

In relation to the received questions from the foreign participants about the registration in the Centralized Automated Information System “Electronic Public Procurement” (CAIS EOP), through which had to be submitted the documentation for participation in the competition, we publish detailed instructions for working with the system in English.