Aleko Konstantinov street is one of the oldest streets in Burgas – direct on the pedestrian zone along Kiril and Metodiy street, tanging from the northeast with the playground of the School of St. St. Cyril and Methodius and with a direct exit to the northwest to the central city square Troika. Prior to the development the site has a strong commercial character defined by the retail ground floors of the new buildings to the south west and the temporary kiosks to its north eastern side. The pavilions are of a varied, unsightly appearance and some of the buildings along the south-western frontage are old structures which, although of architectural merit, are unmaintained and in a dilapidated state. A new substation has been built within the street, the appearance and bulk of which is relevant to the overall spatial design.

LocationBulgaria, Burgas
Floor area0,1 km
Year (transformation)? (2022)
ArchitectsUrbana Architects
Transformation strategyTransformation

The project envisages a complete reconstruction and the creation of a convenient pedestrian connection between the central square of Burgas and Kiril and Metodiy street. The project will also provide a new and comfortable pedestrian access to the main square of Burgas and a new public space. An important element and accent in the space is the pavilion of the Association of the Masters of Folk Arts and Crafts in the town, envisaged by the brief. Burgas, located in the southeastern part of the street, where the two pedestrian streams intersect. The idea is to create conditions to stimulate craftsmanship while respecting the existing values of the architectural environment and in the context of a unified architectural solution of the street.


Street is understood only as a transitional space, where unexpected encounters do not happen.

Street works as a transition as well as a meeting place. New functions are integrated. People are ptone to gather around and socialize.

There is a lack of open gathering places. People are tend to pass by the existing kiosks instead of gathering in the street.

The meeting places are open and integrated into the natural environment. The covered terrace is available in all weather conditions.

A street is understood as a monofuntional – transitional space.

The street can be seen as an extended playground with different levels of activity at different times of the day.

A street is understood as a monofuntional – transitional space.

New seating areas have been added along the footpath.

Project text provided by the project authors

Pictures by Galina Milkova