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.
2015 | Bulgaria Building of the Year National Contest
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
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.
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.”
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.
October 2015 | By Shaunacy Ferro
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.
October 2015 | By Lori Zimmer
The country’s first kids’ museum brings a bevy of interactive exhibitions and sustainable design under one roof.
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.
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.”