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2010 Melitopol, Ukraine

Intercultural park design

The special Stadslab Master Class on Park Design has been successfully finished with a presentation of our proposals to the city authorities and citizens of Melitopol. The topic has been to develop new ideas for Melitopol major city park; the 36ha Gorky Park. Melitopol has the ambition to develop the park from the perspective of intercultural cities. The city has over 100 different nationalities. The park should be attractive to interest business partners and to attract part of the 40.000 tourists per day who now bypass the city on their way to the Crimean coast.

The Master Class was supervised by Spanish architect Beatriz Ramo (STAR strategies + architecture) and Dutch landscape architect Jan Maas (BplusB landscape architects). The program included a visit to Kiev and has been developed together with the Kiev based organization 'Democracy through Culture' and linked to the Intercultural Cities program of the Council of Europe.

Participants: Bjørn Andreassen (Norway) Sofia Castelo (Portugal) Steve Chodoriwsky (Canada) Jan Doms (Netherlands) Irina Gavriluk (Ukraine) Anna Komarova (Ukraine) Kyrylo Komarov (Ukraine) Olena Pavloska (Ukraine) Frank de Volder (Netherlands) Alexander Matsyura (Ukraine) Katerina Diadkova (Ukraine)

Brochure Melitopol 2010 (PDF).

Ambience photo Fontys