University Workshop 2013 /Bulgaria/

  • workshop 19-20.10, Cosmos Cinema
  • exhibition 22.11-1.12, Cosmos Cinema
  • awards 23.11/13.00 House of culture

For a third consecutive year Sofia Architecture Week organized a University Workshop, offering students of architecture an opportunity to work on a real urban issue. In 2013 the place was Plovdiv, the site was Central Square, and the task for the students was to develop feasible conceptual projects for the square.

The workshop took place on October 19 and 20 in the emblematic Kosmos Cinema in Plovdiv. More than 40 students from three universities (UACEG, VSU “Lyuben Karavelov” and New Bulgarian University) took part. They worked in groups of two or three under the guidance of their mentors. After the first weekend in Plovdiv they had one week to polish their ideas and to submit them.

At SAW 2013 their projects will be evaluated by an international jury and the five finalists will present their ideas. The big award is free-of-charge participation in EASA 2014 in Veliko Turnovo, while all projects will be included in an exhibition.

Central Square in Plovdiv was not an accidental choice of assignment for the University Workshop. It was just a warm-up for the main event related to that part of the city. SAW 2013 has partnered with the Municipality of Plovdiv in the organization of an international competition for the square, to be announced in late November during the festival.

Duration: 22.11-1.12
Where: Kino Kosmos

Presentation: 23.11/13.00 / House of culture

Kindly supported by the NBU, UACEG, CAB, EASA Bulgaria