The concept of Stepanakert-Shushi ropeway originated from the ambition to improve transport infrastructure and tap Artsakh’s intrinsic potential for tourism by providing a modern tourism and transportation vehicle between the two cities. Implementation of the project of this scale would also transform the overall perception of the Artsakh region by showing that it could be a venue for major modern investment — rather than merely humanitarian aid.
The intention behind the “Eco-Village Noragyugh” concept was to develop a Centre for education and sustainable tourism in the Askeran region. This would attract local, national and international tourists, respect local traditions and social structures, offer job opportunities to local people and guarantee economic prosperity for the region. The project’s major challenges were the stimulation of demand for tourism to Artsakh and lack of local knowledge about hospitality management, construction and sustainable farming in the region. The project therefore included the setup of the tourism infrastructure, the development of a vocational school and an eco-modelfarm.
The Eco-Village represents in miniature the unique selling points of Artsakh as a whole, reflecting the area’s values, its vast history and unique culture. It celebrated Artsakh. The Eco-Village concept involves local people, and respects and adapts to local conditions in terms of climate and landscape. With this holistic approach, the development had the potential to become a worldwide showcase for eco-tourism.
The program well integrates into the Artsakh ecosystem, based on the idea that it is possible to preserve the past and traditions whilst simultaneously looking forward to ensure the development of the economy and education.
STEPANAKERT GUEST HOUSE
This concept is thought to develop a guest house in Stepanakert to host various visitors, particularly targeting business visitors, and support the development of MICE tourism.
SHUSHI OLD TOWN RESTORATION
This concept involved the master planning and restoring of the historical quarters of Shushi town, preserving its cultural heritage and creating new smoothly embedded touristic infrastructure to attract domestic and foreign travellers.
ARTSAKH NATIONAL PARK
This concept envisages establishing a National Park in Artsakh to protect the unique biodiversity of the region and offer opportunities to position it for eco and nature-based tourism and recreation.
- PRIVATE AGENCY FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- IDeA EUROPE
- DISCUSSION PAPER “AT THE CROSSROADS”
- HUMANITARIAN PLATFORM
- AURORA HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE
- 100 LIVES
- MARINE ALÉS “ONE OF YOU”
- AURORA PRIZE FOR AWAKENING HUMANITY
- AURORA DIALOGUES
- AURORA INDEX
- AURORA COMMUNITY
- CHRONICLE OF COMPASSION
- AURORA GRANTS
- AURORA FOR ARTSAKH
- SYRIAN-ARMENIAN RELIEF INITIATIVE
- TOURISM AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM
- LARGER TATEV
- DILIJAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
- PILOT REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CO-FINANCED BY THE EU
- SOUVENIR SHOPS
- GYUMRI FRIENDSHIP PARK
- ARTSAKH PROJECTS
- CACTUS RESTAURANT AND KOOR WINES
- URBAN STANDARDS
- EDUCATION PLATFORM
- UWC Dilijan
- DUMFRIES HOUSE
- UWC | EVENTS
- NATIONAL COMMITTEE
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- DILIJAN COMMUNITY CENTRE
- SCHOOL №20 PROJECT
- CULTURE AND HERITAGE PLATFORM
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- DILIJAN ART INITIATIVE
- SUPPORTING CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
- SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
- FAST | EDUCATION
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- ECOLOGICAL PLATFORM