Plovdiv Central Square

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.

Category Idea Competition / Project Competition
Type International, Project/Idea, Professionals, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Landscape, Urban
Country Bulgaria
Registration Deadline 20 June 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 June 2014
Eligibility Architects or teams with at least one member who is an architect and in legal capacity to practice architectural design

Description
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.

Aim
Central Square is a difficult place ridden with problems. Most of the historical and architectural layers of the city intersect right here – archaeological excavations, a socialist Party House, a Modernist and later renovated post office, а park from the late 19th century and a number of transport conflicts.

The aim of the competition goes beyond renovation of the square and its adjacent areas. The challenge is to provide a strategy for harmonizing all these layers into an actively functioning, attractive and distinctly contemporary space.

Competition projects should propose:
- Ideas for the preservation, exposure and socialization of the archaeological cultural heritage
- Reorganization of the public space
- Development of urban design elements, green areas and paving

Jury
Architect Saša Begović, 3HDL, Croatia
Architect Jeroen Zuidgeest, MVRDV, the Netherlands
Architect Elena Arguirova, Olivier Gahinet Architecture, France
Architect Ilko Nikolov, Chairman of the Municipal Council of Plovdiv
Architect Roumen Roussev, Chief Architect of the Municipality of Plovdiv
Architect Ljubo Georgiev, One Architecture Week
Architect, BulgariaTo, be announced

Prize
First prize: 20 000 BGN (~10 000 EUR)
Second and third prizes: 10 000 BGN (~5 000 EUR)

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Final winner announced: 15 July 2014

Organizer
The Municipality of Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and One Architecture Week

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