Infrastructure of Bulgarian High-Rise Estates: Realities and Hopes
This chapter studies the quality and characteristics of the infrastructure in several high-rise estates in Sofia, Bulgaria and evaluates to which extend it serves the residents in the tall buildings. Most of the highrises in Sofia and their surroundings were built in the Soviet era so they represent a very old design concept and this is why it is no surprise that the quality of the public realm and the buildings is quite substandard. The spaces around the high-rises lack public spaces other than the streets and empty large pieces of land. There is lack of integrated natural features with the design of the high-rises. Hoping to achieve a functional and attractive built environment, the following need to be implemented: new layout of the streets, introduction of viable public spaces with strong sense of place where the high-rises act as a power symbol and development of green infrastructure.
Citation : Kalcheva, E. et al. (2017) Infrastructure of Bulgarian High-Rise Estates: Realities and Hopes. In: Govil, J.N. (ed) Socio-Economic Empowerment. New Delhi, Studium Press, pp.123-140.
ISBN : 9789385046186
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture