Project: EASAPARK (Urban Furniture)

Location: Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Team: Nanuka Zaalisvhili, Rezi Kratsashvili, Dimitri Jobadze

Authors: IDAAF Architects | Dimitri Jobadze

Participants: Amber de Vrede, Dea Dudic, Elena Ifrim, Furkan Kocogullary, Gheorghe Ciobanu, Hristijan Babuka, Kyriaki Varvatou, Lucia Pinilla, Yazgi Demibras

Year: 2014

Photo: IDAAF


Designed and performed by young Georgian Architects IDAAF and Dimitri Jobadze, EASAPARK was realized in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. It is located historical place in an old town with amazing views on the fortress and always full of tourists. The idea was to recover one of the beautiful abandoned places in the city and bring people back to the location they have forgotten long ago.

There were three tutors and nine participants in the team. Each object was made with hard work and using the tools for the first time. As the authors of project say, people began to use EASAPARK immediately after finishing of construction works.

EASAPARK is a complex of small design volumes. A bench with a pot for three persons, two sits with a table, garbage box and birdhouses, all together makes a comfortable environment to relax. The park staff is made of a perfect combination of materials. The one is good both aesthetically and practically. The base from concrete holds the metal supports with main frame, which is connected to the wooden part of whole structure.

EASAPARK is a unity of process stages, from inspiration to development of the idea, then improvement of the one and merging with a city life. This is not just a successful and lucky combination of some beautiful lifeless object. It’s a part of a big urban structure, but a cozy micro world with an independent aura. Architecture is usually done only for people, but not in this case. EASAPARK is a place where different type of lives has their own places to rest.

Workshop was held during EASA (Europian Architecture Student Assembly).