On 09.10.2023, the Mayor of Sofia Municipality, Ms. Yordanka Fandakova, and the Deputy Mayor for Green System, Ecology and Land Use Mrs. Desislava Bileva, opened the renovated and repaired “Amphitheater” facility in Vazrazhdane Park. The relevant activities have been implemented by Sofia Municipality under project “Implementation of innovative measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation in municipalities in Bulgaria”.
The project “Implementation of innovative measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation in municipalities in Bulgaria” is financed within the framework of Environment Protection and Climate Change Program of the European Economic Area (EEA) and is contributing to the improved possibilities of the local municipalities to reduce the emissions and adapt to the climate change.
With the pilot investment project, Sofia Municipality has separated an area for events – i.e. a shared “cooled” space in Vazrazhdane Park, named “Amphitheater” and located in a densely built-up urban environment, by applying shading nature-based solutions, allowing the maintenance of climbing and other heat and drought resistant plants, installation of sprinkler systems (foggers), construction of rock corners (alpineums) with appropriate vegetation, replacement of the existing pavement with a light-colored pavement made of natural materials with low thermal capacity and installation of a portable screen and multimedia.
The opening was attended by Mrs. Irena Pencheva – Acting Director of the Executive Bureau of the National Trust Eco Fund, Mrs. Savina Savova – Mayor of Vazrazhdane Region, media representatives and citizens.