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

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

17 September 2018

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Start of 
the contest

08 October 2018

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Deadline
for questions

18 October 2018

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

December 2018

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Sending invitations to the approved participants

March 2019

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Project submission and updating the 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

Andreas Ruby

Borislav Ignatov

Bostjan Vuga

Grigor Doytchinov

James Taylor-Foster

Joni Baboci

Malina Edreva

Maria Mehandzhieva

Fabienne Hoelzel

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

Changes to the documentation

OFFICIAL START OF THE COMPETITION