Mixed-use developments have become a popular way to build citizen-friendly cities and communities, and Garitage Park Complex, a newly approved development in Sofia, Bulgaria, is taking that concept further than many have in the past. The development concept includes residences, a school, offices, commercial, retail, and event spaces all within a 41-acre space.
Not only does Garitage Park Complex create a community by dint of the types of buildings located throughout the development, but it also uses inclusive architecture in order to create a sense of belonging. There are attractive sculptural pieces placed throughout the public areas of the complex, and the very placement of the buildings on the ground level is meant to "concentrate activity and invite community participation", according to an associate at Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects, the firm behind the development.
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