design

French Institute on Slaveikov square

Sofia, Bulgaria

Description: Interior Design and Renovation
Surface: 1 900 m²
Client: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministère des affaires étrangères)
Project: 2011

Completed: 2013

Stefan Dobrev Architecture & Design EOOD and Tzvetelina Dobreva Associate


The Alliance Française old building, located on Slaveikov Square in the heart of Sofia is thoroughly renovated and refurbished in order to accommodate all the services of the French Cultural Center in Bulgaria. The first two levels open to the general public include the reception and information areas, a multimedia library, a bookstore, a cafeteria and large multipurpose hall. The three upper floors accommodate thirteen classrooms, and the last two levels are for the administration. The interior design is guided by criteria of quality and durability. The contemporary esthetic is in harmony with the existing historic one and consistent with the image of France abroad.