The facade of the building won the grand prize.
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The new DOT.Sofia building, built next to the Women’s Market, won the grand prize at the “Bulgarian Architecture Awards” competition. The international jury chaired by arch. Francois Valentini from Luxembourg awarded the project of arch. Vyara Zhelyazkova and arch. Georgi Cutov (I/O architects). Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Andrey Tsekov and Deputy Minister of Culture Chavdar Georgiev attended the ceremony announcing the awards of the competition, organized by the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (CAB) at “Sofia Hotel Balkan”.
The DOT.Sofia building is the Women’s Market in Sofia itself.
The award-winning DOT.Sofia project was realized at 46 Bratya Miladinovi Street in Sofia. It is an aparthotel with a separate space for contemporary art and a restaurant for author’s cuisine. “The rusted steel facade seems to preserve the characteristic ancient reality of the area around the Women’s Market, and the large-sized shutters follow the rhythm of the lively market. The restaurant is already working, and tomorrow the first exhibition opens there.
The jury also awarded four special awards:
“100 chairs on the roof”, realized on the last level of a parking building in the Business Park in Sofia. The project is of the “Collective” of the national architect Martin Yankov.
Hotel “Lotus”, built on a cliff above the Varna Bay. The project is by arch. Georgi Bachev and arch. Dobrinka Petkova from ARHIS PROJECT.
Exposition “Treasures of Vrachan” project of Atelier 3 – arch. Donika Georgieva, arch. Miroslav Velkov, arch. Desislava Kovacheva and arch. Christina Kirilova. The main goal is to rethink the outdated museum space and present the treasures in an exciting and memorable way.
Think Education Forward is a concept for the architectural transformation of the Bulgarian school. It includes 8 projects that must be implemented in a period of 8 years. The award is for the reconstruction of the “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” school in the town of St. Vlas.
A Czech project won the competition for a pedestrian bridge to the South Park
Traditionally, within the framework of the “Bulgarian Architectural Awards”, a prize for overall creativity was presented on behalf of KAB. The honor was awarded to arch. Stefan Stainov, who has over 45 years of professional activity in the field of territorial planning and town planning. It was handed over to his son, since arch. Staykov, whose father is the great composer Petko Stainov, did not attend the ceremony for health reasons.
With a special award for social contribution and successful presentation at the Venice Architecture Biennale-2023, the team of POV architects received the project “Education is movement from darkness to light”, with which Bulgaria participated in the world forum.
Nearly 30 projects participated in the fifth edition of the “Bulgarian Architecture Awards 2023”. In the first stage of the competition, the international jury nominated 18 projects, which received the right to present their projects to the jury.
Stay tuned for details on the nominated projects of the “Bulgarian Architecture Awards” competition!