Sofia Architecture Week (November 22 - December 1) is an international festival for architecture, which this year will have its 6th edition. Launched in September 2008 as a two-day conference, the event expanded into a week-long meeting and idea exchange platform for architecture, interior design, landscape and urban environment. Through stimulating a broad professional and public debate the festival aims at initiating sustainable social and architectural practices. The diverse and intense program features presentations, exhibitions, discussions, workshops, screenings and urban interventions as well as architectural workshops for the youngest.
Every year Sofia Architecture Week focuses on a specific topic – in 2013 that is the "Future city".
Organizers of the festival are EDNO in partnership with America for Bulgaria Foundation and Sofia Municipality.
In 2012 alone lecturers have been:
Reiulf Ramstad от Ramstad Architects, Karli Luik от Salto Architects, Stephan Schutz от GMP, Projektil Studio, Paolo Desideri от Abdr Architetti Associati, Trevor Davies, Fantastic Norway Architects, studioBASAR, Fang Zhenning, Jiakun Liu от Jiakun Architects (видео презентация), Minsuk Cho от Mass Studies, Chyutin Architects, Yamazaki+Ivanova Architects, Zsolt Szokolai, Airan Berg, Peter Fattinger от Orso Fattinger Architects.
Guests of the festival have also been:
NL Architects, Mansilla Tunon, feld72, Rudy Ricciotti, JDS Architects, Atelier Kempe Thill, ECDM, Raumlabor, 3+1 architects, Anne Lacaton, А 69, Frédéric Borel, Randic-Turato, Emre Arolat Architects, Dominique Lyon, Robert Thiemann (FRAME and MARK magazines), OFIS arhitekti, KWK Promes
Balkan festivals for architecture representatives:
Anuala de Arhitectura Bucuresti, Mircea Ochinciuc, Mario Kuibus (Romania)
BINA, Ivan Kucina (Serbia)
Mikser, Maja Lalic (Serbia)
SKAW, Ivan Mirkovski (Macedonia)
TAW, Ledian Bregasi, Elvan Dajko(Albania)