Register: JAN/10/2018, Submit: JAN/10/2018, Eligibility: Professionals, registered architects, designers; individually, teams, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Place 20,000 BGN (Bulgarian lev) (about 10,225 EUR) + the right to negotiate directly the technical design of the project, 2nd Place 12,000 BGN (about 6135 EUR), 3rd Place 8,000 BGN (about 4,090 EUR), Prizes of the jury – 2 x 5,000 BGN (about 2,555 EUR) each
The oldest Bulgarian resort Borovets (founded in 1896) is a pearl in the crown of Bulgarian mountain tourism, located at an altitude of 1350m and at a distance of only 70 km south of the capital Sofia and 125 km from the second largest city in the country Plovdiv, providing excellent conditions for year-round tourism. In winter the resort attracts visitors from around the world with nearly 60 km ski runs and international competitions. In summer it is the starting point for walking, trekking, cycling and riding and is a preferred family holiday destination. Borovets is also the year-round starting point for conquering the highest peak of the Balkans – Mount Musala (2925m). The high quality accommodation in the resort and the possibility to combine it with mountain tourism and sport are the driving force for successful conference, business and spa tourism.
Today, when Borovets celebrates its 120th anniversary, we look ahead to the prospects for development. The desire of the municipality and the inhabitants of the region is to build on the rich resort tradition and to strengthen its position as a top modern international mountain destination. The Golden Triangle territory in the heart of the resort gives this opportunity for a great step forward.
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Subject of the competition is the selection and realisation of a conceptual project for the Golden Triangle territory in Borovets mountain resort, Samokov Municipality, Bulgaria. The area is located in the most lively and attractive part of the resort, next to the finish line of the ski runs and the initial stations of the cabin and chairlift as well as to some of the largest and most important hotel complexes. The location of the area determines the importance of this space for the operation of the resort and for the overall architectural and aesthetic formation. Specific scope themes are those of the border territories, the natural environment and habitats, as well as the immovable cultural heritage on the territory of the competition.
The renovation of the Golden Triangle territory allows intervention in some existing topics of the modern built environment on the territory, which currently include functional, aesthetic, financial and image-related problems as well as solving existing communication problems related mainly to the pedestrian access to key sites within the territory and their surroundings, highlighting and providing access to the two cultural and historical heritage sites, basic maintenance of the existing vegetation and other activities, presented in detail in the competition program.
The main objective of the competition shall be to collect a wide range of high-level conceptual designs for the spatial development and the architectural appearance of the territory, from which to select a project, suitable for the Municipality Vision for the resort’s development, realised in stages.
The total value for realisation of the investment intention is envisaged to be up to BGN 60 million / 30,677,983 euro, excluding VAT, upon realisation of maximum permissible: built-up area up to 5,285 m2; unfolded built-up area up to 22,019 m2; underground built-up area with possibility of two underground floors with a total built-up area up to 14,092 m2; vertical planning up to 5,285 m2; landscaping up to 7,046 m2.
The total value for the working phase of the design is up to 1,011,108 BGN / 516,979 euro, VAT excluded (28 BNG / 14.32 euro per m2 for the unfolded gross built-up area and the underground built-up area.