Sofia Architecture Week Opens in Bulgaria's Capital

Society » CULTURE | November 1, 2011, Tuesday // 12:22
Sofia Architecture Week Opens in Bulgaria;s Capital: Sofia Architecture Week Opens in Bulgaria's Capital The Sofia Architecture Week festival is organized for the 4th consecutive year. Photo by SAW.

The "SAW 2011" (Sofia Architecture Week 2011) festival is opening Tuesday in the Bulgarian capital.

A number of exhibits and lectures, scheduled between November 1 and 6, are going to present the unlimited possibilities of architecture.

The exhibit Images of the City aims at bringing together, comparing, and creating different visions for the urban environment in Sofia. The competition titled Arch Module focuses on the future of panel buildings in Bulgaria – the results will be presented during SAW 2011.

The US Embassy in Sofia is sponsoring the participation of American architect Fritz Haeg, whose lecture is one of the opening events of SAW 2011. Haeg's presentation begins at 8 pm Tuesday at Perform Business Center, 2 Positano Square.

On November 2, SAW will see Austria's contribution, "Modern Austrian architecture made of wood", at the Alma Mater Gallery of Sofia University. Curator-in-chief Ruediger Lex and architect Bruno Moser will give lectures on a broad range of aspects involved when building using wood. These lectures are on November 2 at the Club of the Architects, Krakra Street.

There are a total of 14 exhibits, 12 lectures, 8 discussions, plus work meetings, presentations and film showings.

The festival is organized for the 4th consecutive year by the EDNO (ONE) project, the America for Bulgaria Foundation and the Sofia City Hall.

More information can be found at the festival website.

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