The STATE PUPPET THEATRE in Stara Zagora and the Ministry of Culture, supported by Stara Zagora Municipality are delighted to launch an International Open Architectural Competition for a CONCEPTUAL DESIGN of the EPAC – Experimental Puppetry Arts Centre at State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora.
The competition is open to designers from across the world who are passionate about contemporary art and theatre, and want to contribute to the design of an unorthodox, out-of-the-box building to be the home of the magic of theatre.
The Puppet Theatre in Stara Zagora encourages those with a flair for the novel, distinctive and unorthodox.
We are prepared to take risks in the name of artistic process and the quest of true meaning.
an incubator for live theatre – syncretic, originally incepted, unconventional, interactive and bold
a meeting point for people of deliberate creative motivation and potential, dynamic, unique and diverse creators
an opportunity to contemporary artists to grow their talent and create a wholesome space for the development of theatre across the breadth of the art of puppetry
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE SURROUNDING URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND THE SPECIFIC TRAITS OF THE EXISTING BUILDING
BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF THE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
|10.04.2023||Official launch of the Competition|
|05.07.2023||Deadline for applicants’ enquiries|
|05.07.2023||Deadline for registration of applicants and submission of the application documents, via the Competition website (by proxy)|
|15.07.2023||Deadline for submission of the competition materials|
|28.07.2023||Announcement of results|
The Contractor will select three projects to award
The winner of the First Prize shall be invited to develop
the Technical and Detailed Investment Project with Author’s Supervision
for the construction of the new building
The competition projects will be evaluated by a panel of 9 international jury members
Founder of Atelier 129, co-founder of the Hamalogika Association in Burgas, member of Transformatori Association, winner of numerous architectural competitions. Some of them are:
first prize winner in Toplotcentralata competition in Sofia, awarded Building of the Year for 2022 (competition project in team with arch. Anton Kolev, realization in team with arch. Adriana Sаrbova), nomination for the European Architecture Awards “Mies van der Rohe” for the Maritime Center “Magazia 1“,town. Burgas, and Ethnographic Complex “Chengene Scaffolding”, Burgas (in the team of Architectural Studio Moto with arch. Desislava Stoyanova, arch. Gabriela Ilieva – Nuneva) and others.
Member of the Governing Board of IETM – Brussels, Europe’s largest performing arts network, Director of RCCI Toplocentrala Organizer and Artistic Director of АСТ Festival, Member of “Experimental Lab” / Paris, Brussels, London /, Co-founder and member of АСТ Association for Free Theatre and Momo Theatre Company.
Manager of Zeppelin X Design, a consultancy agency specialised in the design of museum experiences, concepts and interactive spaces.
Initiator and creative director of the Zeppelin platform.
The European Academy of Museums’ DASA Award for 2021 National Museum of Romanian Literature and the Anton Pann Memorial House in Bucharest.
curator, educator, and researcher
She develops projects in the field of contemporary art, architecture and public space.Through her work she interweaves and conceives tools for collective narration and reflection. Worked at the NAi (Netherlands Architecture Institute).
Anneke joined AMO to lead the OMA Progress exhibition at the Barbican and was then head of Public Program at The Berlage in Delft, before she moved to Balsthal(CH). With KCAP, she curated an exhibition ‘Train and the City’ at the Architekturforum Zurich.
Founder of PS-architects has designed in Bulgaria, Santiago de Chile, Berlin, Paris, on the island of. Koh Samui in Thailand, Istanbul, etc. In 2019, Penka Stancheva won the competition for the new laboratories building of the Bulgarian Antarctic Base on Livingstone Island. Winner of many awards, Including “Building of the Year”; Baumit’s Special Award; “Interior of the Year”. “House of the Year” and others. Included in DAC’s Design Classification, a ranking of the world’s leading designers.
Master of Architecture at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia.
He joined LPgroup | lpgroup.bg in 2002 and has been a partner since 2014.
He has worked on a number of buildings that have received awards at local and international architectural forums, such as GrafiX, Ellipse Center Office Building, International Center for Career Development, Holiday Inn Sofia, Housing Development – 9 Houses, Two Family Houses, House 19.
Founder of “bureau XII” with arch. Milena Filcheva. Professor at the Department of Public Buildings, UASG, Sofia. Informal participation in the 10th Biennale of Architecture in Venice 2006, with the project “bg-notfound”, Participation in the Bulgarian pavilion at the 11th Biennale for architecture in Venice 2008, Curator of “Sofia Architecture Week 09”. Lecturer at the Architecture Festival “Festarch” 2011 – “City and Anti-city” in Perugia, Italy, 2011. Member of the international jury for the architecture competition “Kultur Fabrik Perugia” , Perugia, Italy. 2013 Curator of the exhibition “Who plays the game?” – London Festival of Architecture 2014. Nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2016.
Founder of OUTLINE ARCHITECTS architecture and design studio. Since 2019 he is the chairman of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria – Stara Zagora Society.
Among his distinctive projects are “Beautification and improvement of the physical environment of the pedestrian zone and square space around the Municipality in Stara Zagora, awarded in the international competition of BIGSEE AWARDS.
Among his distinctive projects is “Beautification and improvement of the physical environment of the pedestrian zone and square space around the Municipality in Stara Zagora”, awarded in the international competition of BigSEE AWARDS.
doctor of architecture
Many years of practice in architectural studios in Sofia with participation in projects in the field of public buildings and interiors of different types of spaces.
Participated in the preparation of the technical and detailed design of the Toplocentralata, awarded Building of the Year 2022.
Since 2021 part of the team of Atelier 129.
Principal Assistant at the Institute of Balkan Studies with the Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Part of the team of Struktura Studio, an architectural studio based in. Stara Zagora. Member of Union of Architects in Bulgaria and Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria. Over 100 completed single-family, multi-family and public buildings. Second place in architectural competition for “Improvement of the space around the Literary Stara Zagora Museum”.