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New Center of Borovets – International Architectural Competition

On the occasion of the commemoration of 120 years since the foundation of Borovets, the oldest mountain resort in Bulgaria, the Municipality of Samokov and its partners – the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria, the Union of Architects in Bulgaria and the Union of Urbanists in Bulgaria – announce an international architectural competition for new central part of the resort.

Subject of the competition is the selection and realization of a conceptual project for the Golden Triangle territory in Borovets mountain resort, Samokov Municipality, Bulgaria. The area is located in the most lively and attractive part of the resort, next to the finish line of the ski runs and the initial stations of the cabin and chairlift as well as to some of the largest and most important hotel complexes.

The prize fund amounts to a total of 50,000 Bulgarian leva (more than 25,500 Euro), of which 20,000 BGN, are reserved for the 1st Place winning project.

The renovation of the Golden Triangle territory allows intervention in some existing topics of the modern built environment on the territory, which currently include functional, aesthetic, financial and image-related problems as well as solving existing communication problems related mainly to the pedestrian access to key sites within the territory and their surroundings, highlighting and providing access to the two cultural and historical heritage sites, basic maintenance of the existing vegetation and other activities, presented in detail in the competition program.

The competition intends to award a total of five prizes to the projects ranked by the jury as follows:

  • 1st Place – 20,000 Bulgarian leva (about 10,225 Euro) and the right to negotiate directly the working development phase of the investment project without an additional procedure
  • 2nd Place – 12,000 Bulgarian leva (about 6,135 Euro)
  • 3rd Place – 8,000 Bulgarian leva (about 4,090 Euro)
  • Two cash prizes of 5,000 Bulgarian leva (about 2,556 Euro) for projects awarded by the jury.

Detailed information on the members of the jury and the full documentation of the competition, are available on the official website.