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“Defenders of Stara Zagora” Memorial Complex A brutalist monument made of giant statues

“Defenders of Stara Zagora” Memorial Complex

Bulgarsko Oplachenie Park, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
ARCHITECTS NAME: Sculptor: Kroum Damianov

  • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1977


  • SPACE TYPE: Monument

  • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

Tags: Bulgaria, memorial, monument, Totally Lost 2015

This massive Memorial Complex was erected in 1977 to celebrate the memories of whom who falled during the Russian- Turkish Liberation War.

This brutalist monument reached 50 feet tall and includes giants statues of a Russian officer alongside six Bulgarian fighters which represent the six units that joined the Russians in the fight.

More photos of the Complex on ladentdeloeil.net

Source: Atlas Obscura

Text by Hélène Veilleux

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CONTRIBUTOR: Hélène Veilleux and Peter Franc