Muzeiko - exhibition; Photo by Rayna Teneva

Muzeiko Architecture and Exhibits in the News

We’ve compiled a list of some exciting news items on Muzeiko, a brand new Children’s Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria that our firm completed in the Fall of 2015.  LHSA+DP was responsible for the design of both the architecture and exhibits.

 

 

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Bulgarian Building of the Year Award, Education Category

2015 | Bulgaria Building of the Year National Contest

MUZEIKO – America for Bulgaria Children’s Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria, by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership

 

 

 

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Building of the Year ’15 – Runners Up

February 2016 | By John Hill

Tied for Third Place (11% of votes): MUZEIKO – America for Bulgaria Children’s Museum in Sofia, Bulgaria, by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership

 

 

 

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Colorful “Little Mountains” Highlight Eastern Europe’s First
Children’s Museum and Science Center

January 2016 | By John Stoughton

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership has designed a new children’s museum called “Muzeiko” in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia to balance complex form, regional relevance, and whimsical fun.

 

 

 

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Building of the Week: Muzeiko –
American for Bulgaria Children’s Museum

December 2015 | Interview with Scott Briggs, AIA – Project Manager

The museum’s architectural theme, “Little Mountains,” is an allusion to Bulgaria’s mountainous topography. The structure’s glass volume is broken by three sculptural forms, or “mountains.”

 

 

 

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Coloured “mountains” protrude from children’s science museum
by LHSA+DP

October 2015 | By Jessica Mairs

The 3,250-square-metre facility, which achieved an energy efficiency LEED rating of gold, features a green roof with a climbing wall, observation point and an amphitheater.

 

 

 

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Take a Peek Inside Bulgaria’s First Children’s Museum

October 2015 | By Shaunacy Ferro

Muzeiko (Little Museum) brings the American phenomenon of the children’s museum to Eastern Europe, where interactive educational exhibits are not a normal part of museum culture.

 

 

 

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Completes Museum in Bulgaria

October 2015 | By Christopher DeSantis

Converted from a former university building, the 35,000-square-foot structure is the largest children’s museum in Southeast Europe.

 

 

 

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Bulgaria’s first children’s museum & science center
opens in Sofia, and it’s exquisite

October 2015 | By Lori Zimmer

The country’s first kids’ museum brings a bevy of interactive exhibitions and sustainable design under one roof.

 

 

 

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Bulgaria Opens Its First Children’s Museum,
Designed by an American

September 2015 | By Kristin Hohenadel

A centerpiece of the interior is a glass and steel tree branching three levels of the museum. It represents the past, present, and future, from exhibits on geology, to the natural environment, to futuristic themes.

 

 

 

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A Children’s Museum Comes to Bulgaria

October 2013 | By Georgi Kantchev

“We see our museum as a revolution in Bulgaria,” Bistra Kirova, the museum’s director, said in an interview here.  It is a revolution badly needed in country where “there is no real policy aimed at children.”