Stewart Hollenstein Unveil Their Proposal for the Varna Regional Library

08:00 - 24 January, 2016
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Render by Luxigon. Image Courtesy of Stewart Hollenstein

Sydney-based firm Stewart Hollenstein has been awarded an Honorable Mention in the international design competition for a new 17,000 square-meter library in Varna, Bulgaria. Their design scheme focuses on Varna's rich history as a city known for its public gardens, and seeks to make the library a cultural center of the city.

Architects for Urbanity Win Competition for Varna Regional Library

14:18 - 2 December, 2015
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Architects for Urbanity has been awarded first prize in a competition for a new regional library in Varna, Bulgaria. What will be known as the "Pencho Slaveykov," the proposed 17,500-square-meter building was lauded by the jury for its ability to fit into the context "unobtrusively." It's design features a transparent "open space of knowledge" that divides the building's mass into two volumes and encourages the public to enter. 

Muzeiko Children's Science Discovery Center / Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

13:00 - 28 November, 2015

Observation House / I/O architects

03:00 - 27 October, 2015
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Open Call: Help House Over 860,000 Books and Media – Design the New Varna Library

08:00 - 4 October, 2015
Courtesy of Municipality of Varna
Courtesy of Municipality of Varna

The Municipality of Varna and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria have launched a competition open to architects worldwide to design the new Varna Regional Library. Varna, the third-largest city in Bulgaria, has lacked a proper library building for years, and the library’s collection of over 860,000 items is spread across six different buildings in the city. The new competition aims to create a single space where the collection can be brought together, while creating an attractive public space in the city’s centre.

Festival: One Architecture Week

23:00 - 22 September, 2015

ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK is an annual international festival for architecture, which will have its next edition in September 18th-27th 2015 in Plovdiv. Launched in 2008 as a two-day conference under the name SOFIA ARCHITECTURE WEEK, the event expanded into a more than a week-long meeting and idea exchange platform for architecture, interior design, landscape and urban environment. Through stimulating a broad professional and public debate the festival aims at initiating sustainable social and architectural practices. The diverse and intense program features presentations, exhibitions, discussions, workshops, screenings and urban interventions as well as architectural workshops for the youngest.

Vacation House / Hristina Hristova

07:30 - 9 September, 2015
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Liubata / Aedes Studio

20:00 - 20 March, 2015
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Urban Module / Aedes Studio

20:00 - 13 March, 2015
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Slight Slope Long House / I/O Architects

05:00 - 8 March, 2015
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Single family house. Large living and dining space. Home office. One master bedroom. Two guest bedrooms. Large veranda space. Three cars garage.

National Museum Complex - Phase I / Yanko Apostolov Architects

00:00 - 7 February, 2015
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Following Bulgaria’s recent accession to the European Union, Phase I of the National Museum Complex in Sofia, comes at a time when Bulgarian society is undergoing a reevaluation of cultural values and is in great need of a new self-assured and positive identity.

Conservation, Restoration and Adaptation of Church “St. Paraskeva“ / Todor Mihaylov, Elitsa Andreeva, Emilia Kaleva, Aleksandra Vadinska

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
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  • Architects

    Todor Mihaylov, Elitsa Andreeva, Emilia Kaleva, Aleksandra Vadinska
  • Location

    Nessebar, Bulgaria
  • Design Team

    Ivan Bilbilov, Stefka Stefanova, Atanas Papadakis, Ivan Barakov
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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FORA Chosen to Revitalize Plovdiv's Central Square

00:00 - 28 September, 2014
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FORA has been announced as winner of a competition for revitalization and renovation of the central square in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, built upon the remains of the ancient roman Forum of Philippopolis. The intervention spans an area of 57,000 square meters and exposes the intersection of several architectural and historical layers, from antiquity until the Socialist State.

Plovdiv Central Square Architectural Competition

01:00 - 21 April, 2014

The Municipality of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and One Architecture Week invite worldwide architects to participate in an open international competition for concept design. The competition is to outline the future of the Central Square in Plovdiv—an emblematic location where most of the significant historical periods of the city overlap. A solution for their untroubled co-existence is yet to be found.

Night Flight / Studio MODE

01:00 - 30 March, 2014
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Sense Hotel / Lazzarini Pickering Architetti

01:00 - 4 March, 2014
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Ice Rink / OBIA

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
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Courtesy of OBIA
  • Architects

    OBIA
  • Location

    2770 Bansko, Bulgaria
  • Architects in Charge

    Nikolay Ostrev, Vladislav Ignatov
  • Area

    336.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

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2 Oaks House / OBIA

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
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