Friendship Park, Gyumri
ПАРК ДРУЖБЫ ГЮМРИ
About the project
The open-air stage of Friendship Park is in danger of collapsing. The stage attracts the attention of visitors with its majesty right from the entrance and with its silent presence seems to prove that it is the heart of the garden.
The stage is in danger of collapsing and the reconstruction of the stage will reinterpret the history.
The people of Gyumri still have vivid memories about the park. In addition to many performers from Gyumri and other Armenian cities, the park also welcomed guests from all over the USSR to take part in the activities.
The visitors were encouraged to dance under the music coming from the stage; for many, it was a way to express their emotions.
The 20mx6m stage first of all needs reinforcement. Each of us will be able to reduce the risk of collapse and participate in reconstruction activities even with a small expenditure. The acoustics on the stage are magical. The stage is surrounded by blue sky and thick green trees. It will become the new sound of Gyumri.
The half-ruined stage needs your help. Donate and help to reconstruct the stage.
The reconstructed stage will become a bridge between the past and the future, giving the opportunity to preserve the history that has reached us, to create a new one. For young artists, the stage will be a window into a new, larger stage.
With the help of each of us, the new generation of Gyumri will create their own memories in the park and the open-air stage will become the magnet of the city's cultural life. Gyumri again will sound with each of us.
Gyumri will sound with you.DONATE
About the project
The renovated park will not only become a new public venue for the Gyumri people and guests of the city but also a symbol of gratitude to the countries that have supported the city’s rehabilitation after the devastating earthquake in 1988.
Over the 5 years of implementation of the Gyumri Development Programme, IDeA Foundation jointly with state and private partners managed to contribute to the restoration of the historical centre of Gyumri and help locals who suffered from the earthquake. In 2019,
20 families living in the temporary emergency houses on the territory of the park received new homes.
Holding of the open international competition within the project for integrated development of the park will allow engaging young and experienced professionals from different corners of the world to develop infrastructure design elements meeting international quality standards.
The new park will symbolise the revival of the city – an initiative revealing the creative potential of various interwoven cultures.
Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation that engages both local community and international stakeholders in the creation of sustainable programs that have long-term positive socio-economic impact for Armenia and that strengthen its relevance as a global nation. The aim of the initiative is to restore the identity, the prosperity and Armenia’s standing in the world.
IDeA acts as a transparent and efficient implementation platform for donors, partners and investors. The blended financing and impact investing model includes 768 donors and 40 countries, who are involved in the development of Armenia. With clear strategic priorities and a global perspective for Armenia’s progress, IDeA has created 9 development models as a platform for its programs and projects. The models are tourism, urban development, cultural heritage preservation, identity engagement, agri-agro, education, healthcare, technology and financial infrastructure.
Gyumri Development Program
Gyumri is one of the 5 strategic directions identified by the Armenia 2020 Initiative and has particular strategic importance for the North of Armenia.
Gyumri, due to its strategic geographic location, access to the international airport, railroad and main highways, rich cultural heritage and touristic attractions, booming IT and high-tech industry contributes to the development of the city and the tourism in Armenia.
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