Hayk Square Will Be Reborn
The author of the project is the chief architect of Vanadzor Suren Abovyan. The square needs a fundamental renovation, since the last time large-scale repairs were carried out here in the late 80s of last century. Besides, with the course of time it became necessary to meet modern standards. Therefore, the aim of the project is to build a square that fits modern standards and to organize the leisure of the people.
The area of the square is 1 ha, where it is planned to start the works on placement of small architectural forms and structures, lightening, landscaping and laying the concrete slabs. Since the main square of the third largest city in Armenia is a historical and cultural place, no major architectural changes are foreseen here. The system of the fountains will be completely rebuilt and will meet international standards, in its new style and with more powerful lighting and sound effects. The central part of the square, which is for circular traffic, will be decorated with a stone carpet. It is planned also to replace all the concrete slabs and the stage of the square, plant decorative trees and flowers on Hayk square and Khorenatsi avenue. In the place of the monument to Kirov it is planned to build a clock tower 17m high, which will also be an observation tower.
It is important that the construction work in Vanadzor will not be limited to the reconstruction of the Hayk square. A real construction boom is expected here, since in addition to the reconstruction of the square, a series of projects were presented on the improvement and modernization of Artsakh Square, the youth park, the museum of pictorial art and its adjacent park. And that is not the full list of the scheduled works. It is also planned to build and reconstruct sports schools, carry out road recovery works.