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. SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership was responsible for the design of both the architecture and exhibits.



National Contest Building of the Year Bulgaria


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 SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership






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 SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership






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

January 2016 | By John Stoughton

SKOLNICK Architecture + 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.






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.”






Coloured “mountains” protrude from children’s science museum

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.






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.






SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership
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.






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.











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.






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.”