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of the Sofia Municipal Council to work for the sustainable development of the capital.

Architectural Hackathon: ELEVATED HABITAT V1.0

Elevated Habitat V1.0
Architectural Hackathon
26.04.2017, Sofia Tech Park


Elevated Habitat V1.0 Hackathon will take place during Webit 2017 and is part of the initiatives celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Bulgaria’s membership in the European Union, organized by the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.

The task for the participants is to develop innovative solutions for the roof space of a public building in Sofia - The Municipal Cultural Institute Sredets House of Culture.

Within its investment program under the "Regions in Growth" 2014 - 2020 Operational Programme, Sofia Municipality plans to carry out reconstruction and modernization of the Municipal Cultural Institute, transforming it into the Center for Contemporary Performing Arts and Education, in relation to which the architectural design of the site will be updated. The ideas and innovative solutions created during Elevated Habitat V1.0, have the opportunity to be included in the revised investment project.

The main challenge in the architectural hakathon Elevated Habitat V1.0 is to create a concept for the roof space of MCI HC "Sredets". Innovative, smart and forward-looking ideas are welcome to transform the roof into an attractive place in this zone of the city.

Sofia Municipality aims to transform the building into a stage, which will meet some of the needs of independent companies and artists, it will meet the latest standards in the presentation of performing arts work and at the same time will maintain and improve its educational functions.

The Centre for Contemporary Performing Arts and Education will support independent artists in the preparation and presentation of innovative artistic projects and practices, it will encourage and support young and debuting artists in the realization of their first projects, it will work towards raising the popularity and visibility of the contemporary performing arts in Sofia and towards the development of contemporary performing arts audiences by conducting educational programmes in arts for amateurs and professionals. It is essential that the participants’ concepts emphasize the link between the building and “Zaimov’’ park which will be reconstructed in the coming years.

The theme of the event is announced in advance, allowing participants to prepare their ideas. The hakathon participants will have the architectural project of the building in dwg format, which will be available after registration. They will have one day to finalize their concepts and to present them to the jury.

The aim of the hackton is to use shaping algorithmic methods of shaping. Previous experience with this type of software is an advantage.


Elevated Habitat v1.0 / 09:00 - 17:00
Entry presentations / 17:30 - 19:00
Announcing the Winner / 19:00 - 19:30

The participants in the hackathon will be provided with food, drinks and high-speed Internet connection.

The requirements for participation in the hackathon are:

1) innovative ideas; 2) personal laptop; and 3) preregistration

Following the preregistration process, the paricipant will receive additional information and access pass to enter Sofia Tech Park.

The work of the participants will be supported by a mentors team, provided by DESIGNMORPHINE.



The participants in the hackathon can register as individual contestants or in teams of maximum 6 people.

If your application is approved our team will contact you with free Visitor Access code to Webit Festival:

          First Place: 1000 BGN
            Second Place: 600 BGN
            Third Place: 400 BGN

              Arch. Zdravko Zdravkov, Chief Architect of Sofia
              Malina Edreva, Chairman of the standing committee of the Sofia Municipal Council
              Arch. Borislav Ignatov, Chairman of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria
              Ognian Zlatev, Director, EU Commission Representation in Bulgaria
              Svetlana Lomeva, Director, Sofia Development Association
              Arch. Orlin Davchev, Deputy Dean of UACEG
              Arch. Vladimir Damyanov, Department Interior and Design, VSU Lyuben Karavelov
              Plamen Russev, Founder & Chairman, Webit Foundation
              Tsvetelina Georgieva, Co Founder & CEO, DesignMorphine
              Vanya Barbalova, Lawyer

MENTORS DesignMorphine

Radul Shishkov
Associated Partner, DesignMorphine;
Associated Partner, ASA;
Doctorant & Master Architect, UACEG;








Georgi Kunchev

Associated Partner, DesignMorphine;
Director, Stephen George International;
Master Architect, UACEG








Zlatko Yanakiev

Member, DesignMorphine









Martin Petrov

Member , DesignMorphine


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