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An international architectural competition will be looking for the best project for the Karin Dom building in Varna

19 November 2019

On November 19th at Varna Municipal Hall, Karin Dom Foundation officially announced the launching of an international architecture competition for a schematic design of a new building for Karin Dom. The meeting was attended by representatives of Varna Municipality – Dr. Lydia Marinova and the Chief Architect of Varna, Viktor Buzev. Karin Dom was represented by Maya Doneva (Executive Director), Veselina Vasileva (Project Coordinator), lawyer Tsveta Stoeva and architect Yavor Panev (consultants on the competition organization), as well as a representative of the jury – arch. Martin Hristov (Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria).

This is one of the few architecture competitions in Bulgaria with a social focus

and a wonderful opportunity for the architectural community.

The competition aims to find the most inspired, innovative and at the same time functional and appropriate project for a new building of Karin Dom, that would be a model for services for children with special needs and their families and include a training center through which this model could be disseminated. The plot has an area of 2450 m2, located in the extended central part of Varna between Doiran and Kiril Shivarov streets.

With the new building and the adjacent yard Karin Dom aims to:

• create an environment for early childhood development that supports children and families;

• provide complex services for children with special needs and their families that develop the potential of children and support their successful inclusion into kindergarten, school and society;

• create a learning space for children, parents, students and professionals by sharing its best practices;

• be a center for exchange of knowledge and research with universities and service providers in the country and abroad;

• be a place for events and campaigns that bring a spirit of benevolence and tolerance.

For more information about the competition for Karin Dom’s new building, please visit the competition webpage HERE. The deadline for project submission is February 19, 2020.


EUR 5 000 + contract + publications

The first-ranked participant will be invited to enter into contract for the development of a technical and working investment project and author’s supervision for construction of a new building with a remuneration of EUR 100 000.

                                                                 SECOND PRIZE                                        THIRD PRIZE

                                                      EUR 3 000 + publications                           EUR 2 000 + publications

Bulgarian and foreign persons or their associations with architectural design competences in the respective country of registration may participate in the competition.

The competition is implemented in partnership with the Chamber of Architects and the Union of Architects in Bulgaria. The whole project became possible thanks to the Municipality of Varna, which provided the land, and to the Danish Velux Foundations, which finance the construction of the new building.

About VELUX Foundations:

THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS are comprised of the two philanthropic foundations VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN. Among their grant areas are science, environmental, social and cultural purposes in Denmark and internationally. In 2018, the two foundations gave joint grants of approx. EUR 168 million. Both foundations were established by graduate engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen – the founder of VELUX and other companies in the VKR Group, whose mission it is to bring daylight, fresh air and a better environment into people’s everyday lives.


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