16:37 May. 12, 2016
Public space project created by volunteers is dedicated to Euromaidan heroes
The 'Heavenly Hundred' Garden is the only Ukrainian project on the list of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 which is a biennial competition that aims to defend public space of cities.
The project is dedicated to the Heavenly Hundred – people that were killed in central Kyiv in 2014 during the Euromaidan revolution.
'At last, my friends we have won. Hopefully, it is a great pride for the team of Heavenly Hundred Garden and for all our friends and supporters. Some of the other finalists of the competition come from such cities as Madrid, London, Copenhagen, and Brussels…' the activist and coordinator of the 'Heavenly Hundred' Garden Yevhenia Kuleba wrote on her Facebook page.
'It is important for me personally because the Heavenly Hundred Garden is a volunteer project. The famous architects and designers didn't work on it and the budget was rather limited. There weren't a lot of people, who believed in it,' she added.
Out of the 276 nominees, only 25 became finalists of the competition. The projects will become a part of an exhibition, which will be shown in different countries over the next two years.
The winners of the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016 will be announced in Barcelona, on July 4.