Social projects. GREEK PARK

The results of research carried out by Gefest showed the deplorable state of the slopes under Prymors’kyi Boulevard, in the area of ​​the Vorontsovs’ka colonnade soil movements were detected. Therefore, it became necessary to begin the strengthening of slopes with a powerful belt of piles as soon as possible.

The art zone of the Greek park on the slopes of Prymors’kyi Boulevard opened after a large-scale reconstruction.

The solemn event was timed to the celebration of the 224th anniversary of Odesa, the 2nd of September 2018.

To prevent landslides on the slope, the builders drove about 700 piles into the ground and installed a strong retaining wall.

The Greek park is divided into conditional three parts: an open-air art zone, a children’s entertainment and a pleasure park.

The total area of ​​the park is 33 908 square meters.

The total area of ​​landscaping – 22 925.7 sq.m.

The territory has modern lighting and the necessary communications are held (drainage system, sewage system, irrigation system for green spaces, etc.).

Also, there are travel options for people with disabilities in the territory.

The art zone of the park owes its name to the creative idea of ​​the authors of the project and architects. Going down from the main massive stairs, guests of the park will see copies of ancient Greek statues.

The main attraction is the unique «Beginning of the beginning» fountain, created by Odesa sculptor Mikhail Reva. According to the author’s idea, this figure symbolizes the universe. The sculpture of the fountain consists of 150 separate parts that were assembled by hand.

The lighting project of the Greek Park in Odesa took the top place in the All-Ukrainian competition of urban planning and architecture Ukrainian Urban Awards – Competition of Ukrainian Urban Studies at 7th of June 2019.


Social projects. Square at the 5-a stantsiia Velykoho Fontanu

The company «Gefest» has been working on the landscaping for almost two months. The whole territory was tiled, electricity networks were restored, lighting poles with new fixtures were installed, the monument was illuminated, and new benches and urns were installed.

Also, it was  implemented work to green up the territory: 14 trees and 59 shrubs were planted, figurative flower beds were decorated. The square is equipped with a self-fueling system. Square got two bus stops with canopies and benches for passengers.  Ramps are available at pedestrian crossings. Anti-parking columns are installed around the perimeter of the square.


Social projects. Greek square

On September 2, 2016, a bust of the Odessa mayor and the famous philanthropist Grigory Grigoryevich Marazli was inaugurated. The architect Vladimir Glazyrin and sculptor Ilya Iliadi are the authors of the bust, which was cast in bronze and mounted on a granite pedestal. The monument was commissioned by the Odessa Greek community. The main sponsor is the founder of the construction company «Gefest» Pantelis Bumburas. 

Thus, it was organized a movement of transport through the Greek Square: dismantled concrete blocks, repaired granite pavement tiles and installed decorative metal fencing.


Social projects. Square with the composition «The Abduction of Europe» at the 9-a stantsiia Velykoho Fontanu

The composition «The Abduction of Europe»  was built in September 1994 by the architect V.N. Chepelev and the sculptor A.P. Tokarev and was represented as a  gift to Odessa on the occasion of its bicentennial.

The company «Gefest»  achieved land improvement and  upgraded the composition at the 9-a stantsiia Velykoho Fontanu. Also, there are pedestrian walkways and a sports ground were  landscaped with ground coated of granite seeding and an outdoor lighting system has been installed.

Thus, 80 cubic meters of soil was brought  for landscaping the park. Besides, park benches, urns and irrigation water pipes were installed in the square. The asphalt concrete pavement around the square was repaired, and the pedestrian crossings were restored with the use of tactile signs.