Dear all,

In connection with the open competition for the restoration, renovation and construction of Sveta Nedelya Square by Architecture and Urban Planning Department, Sofia Municipality we inform you as it follows:

In the last days, Sofia Municipality’s team were holding meetings with representatives of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria. The main topic of the discussions was to give the opportunity to more Bulgarian architects to participate in the contest. As a result of the discussions, it was decided to keep the format but to change its terms in order to give an opportunity for more Bulgarian architects to join the contest.

Due to these circumstances, we are stopping the contest procedure until the new changes are prepared and approved. Once this is done the contest will continue. We will inform you when the changes are made and about the new timetable of the contest.

The team of Architecture and Urban Planning Department, Sofia Municipality

Architects from Italy, France, Russia and Bulgaria continue in the second phase of the competition for a new look at Sveta Nedelya Square

Today the jury’s work was completed in the first stage of the international competition for a conceptual design for the renovation of Sveta Nedelya Square in the historical centre of Sofia. The seven participants were selected to whom Sofia Municipality will send invitations to develop conceptual projects:

  • Consortium: OW/MA/CL with consortium members: One Works, Maofficina, Сracknell
  • Studio Paola Vigano
  • Konkurent-90 EOOD
  • Studio Wilmotte
  • Studio Fuksas
  • Consortium AI Architects LLD, CLAB Architettura, Yuri Sheredega, Dina Dridze, Evgeniy Shirinyan
  • Consortium "GTRF & Studio Morfe participant in the association GIOVANNI TORTELLI ROBERTO FRASSONI ARCHITETTI

The international jury was attended by arch. Borislav Ignatov and Assoc. Prof. Yordanka Kandulkova – representatives of the Chamber of Bulgarian Architects, arch. Grigor Doychinov – Representative of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria, Arch. Sergey Kuznetsov – Chief Architect of Moscow, Arch. Marlena Happach – Chief Architect of Warsaw, Arch. Yoni Babotsi – General Director of Planning and Urban Development at the Municipality of Tirana, Arch. Martin Aarz of Rotterdam, arch. Sotiris Tsolous of Athens, working in Dubai, arch. Galina Tascheva, who works in the United States, representatives of the Regional History Museum Sofia – Dr. Veneta Handjiyska, eng. Boris Chilev and arch. Valentina Varbanova, arch. Yasen Kiossev from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy and Maria Mahandjieva – lawyer from the Architecture and Urban Planning Department of Sofia Municipality. The chairman of the jury was Mrs. Malina Edreva, Chair of the Standing Committee on Education, Culture, Science, and Cultural Diversity at Sofia Council.

Sofia Municipality will notify all contestants of the jury decision and, after expiration of the appeal deadline, will invite the seven selected teams to submit preliminary projects. It is expected that the winner will be elected at the end of November, at which Sofia Municipality will assign the elaboration of the square renovation projects.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPTUAL ARCHITECTURAL AND CULTURAL PROJECT FOR 

SVETA NEDELYA SQUARE,
THE CITY OF SOFIA

Sofia Municipality announces an open competition for the restoration, renovation and construction of Sveta Nedelya Square and its adjacent public spaces, aiming to create a network of public spaces while preserving their identity.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Continuity between historical layers and modern structure
  • Connect public spaces of human scale
  • Establish connection between pedestrian spaces
  • Create an accessible and safe connection between the visitors and exposed archaeological values
  • Enhance the accessibility
  • Ensure activity - at all times of the day and all year round
  • Create modern urban design
  • Economic feasibility of the conceptual solution

SCHEDULE

14 February 2019

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Start of
the contest

29 April 2019

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Deadline for questions

8 May 2019

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17:30 (Bulgarian time) – Deadline for submission of applications

20 & 21 June 2019 

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The jury shall carry out a pre-selection for decreasing the number of candidates. 

14 November 2019

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17:30 (Bulgarian time) – Deadline for submission of competition projects

28 & 29 November 2019 

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Jury of competition projects

29 November 2019 

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Announcement of results

AWARDS

The Contracting Authority determines a total amount of prizes to the participants in the contest at the amount of

250 000 BGN

1st

First place

70 000 BGN

2nd

second place

60 000 BGN

3rd

third place

50 000 BGN

4th

fourth place

40 000 BGN

5th

fifth place

30 000 BGN

The winner of the first prize will be invited to negotiate with Sofia Municipality to prepare a technical and working project.

JURY

Boris
Podrecca

Borislav
Ignatov

Veneta Handzhiyska -Yankulova

Galina Tachieva

Grigor Doytchinov

David Basulto

Joni Baboci

Yordanka Kandulkova

Malina Edreva

Maria Mehandzhieva

Marlena Happach

Martin Aarts

Paolo Desideri

Sergey Kuznetsov

Sotiris Tsoulos

The Square

Sveta Nedelya Square

Sveta Nedelya Square is a key element of the central city part, which is the largest area of concentration of public character and expressed nucleus of the center system of Sofia, the elements of the territory are closely bound together in a single developing living system through the variety of access and mobility options and due to the short links between the representative, cultural, recreational and commercial functions of one another within, around and along the diverse such as squares, gardens, boulevards and streets, public buildings and complexes.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

All the information needed to design the project, as well as links to all additional resources are available in the terms of reference: DWG files, maps, pictures, current projects and

ZIP, 423 MB

SEE THE FULL DOCUMENTATION

Notice: All documents in the electronic file in the buyer profile are published in Bulgarian and English for facilitating tender participants.
The English translation is for information purposes only. Completion of tenders and participation requests shall be made in Bulgarian, pursuant to Article 101, Paragraph 6 of the Public Procurement Act.

News

Competition:
Sveta Nedelya Square

SVETA NEDELYA:REVISITED

Changes to the documentation

OFFICIAL START OF THE COMPETITION