Does architecture fascinate you? Would you like to hear some interesting ideas about sustainable urban planning and discuss them with well-known architects from around the world? Do you want to share your vision of a city of the future? Well, if the answer to all these questions is “Hell yeah!” then you should definitely visit the 6th edition of Sofia Architecture Week! From the 22nd of November untill the 1st of December, the guests of the festival can enjoy all kinds of entertaining and educational events related to architecture!
This year the theme of the festival is “Future city” and for the first time SAW takes place in Plovdiv! The official opening is on the 22nd of November, at 19:00, at the House of culture. Later, the ceremony continues with an opening party at club “Gramophone” on 37 Kniaz Aleksander Batenberg at 22:00. The first weekend of the festival hosts 9 exhibitions. Six of them are of the famous architect studios – Atelier OSLO, Mjolk Architects , Amin Taha Architects, ON-A Architecture, Sporaarchitects and ZSK Architects. This weekend’s program also includes architectural tours around Plovdiv, presentations and discussions at the House of Culture.
The Future City Forum is held during the last weekend of the festival (30.11-1.12) The Forum hosts lectures and presentations by 9 of the most awarded architect studios in Europe. Some of the participants in the program are Amin Taha Architects, UNStudio and Atelier Oslo. Among the guests of the Forum is the winner of the Grand Prix d'Urbanisme award – Bernardo Secchi. Another interesting event from the Forum is the first Bulgarian presentation of the book “Holidays after the Fall: Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia”, written by Michael Zinganel.
You can check the various events during the festival Sofia Architecture Week’s calendar. The main program of SAW takes place in Plovdiv, but there is a parallel one in Sofia as well. All events included in the festival are free of charge, except for the Forum on 30.11 and 1.12. A student ticket for the two days costs 25 lv. The price of a regular ticket is 45 lv. You can find more information about Sofia Architecture Week here.
Mercedes–Benz Museum by UNStudio