Foster + Partners is working on the Black Sea Gardens, a sustainable community in Byala, Bulgaria which will be most noted for its car-free philosophy. The project consists of a five small towns in the seaside resort town in Northeastern part of the country.
â€œA series of car free hill towns in an unspoilt setting of oak forests, meadows and river gorges, the development will create a year-round community for up to 15,400 residents,â€ Foster + Partner says of the project. â€œThe residential clusters are tightly packed and integrated into the contours of the landscape, preserving the majority of the site as virgin terrain.â€
The gallery shows a series of flat-roofed buildings staggered along stair-paved hills, beautiful cafes overlooking the waterfront and flora-covered surfaces like rooftops and balconies.
â€œAnchored by a 220-berth marina and with a lakeside spa, activity centre, sports park, restaurants and shops, Black Sea Gardens will become a key leisure destination,â€ World Architecture News says. â€œThe five hill towns are characterised by the nature of their immediate surroundings - to create a 'Sky Village', a 'Wilderness Village', a 'Meadow Village', a 'Cape Village' and the 'Sea Village' by the marina.â€
It's an absolutely incredible design and looks more like a luxurious resort town in the South of France than how a foreigner might imagine Bulgaria to look. With the design genius of Foster + Partners, this is sure to be a truly stunning, architectural gem.
Construction was set to begin in 2008, but a completion date has yet to be announced.
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