architecture: residences

San Stefano Plaza

Sofia, Bulgaria

Commercial center, Offices and Apartments
Surface: 55 000 m²
Competition: National competition - First Prize
Project: 2005-2014

Stefan Dobrev, Philip Zahariev & Ilian Nikolov Associated Architects

The project is located in the most prestigious part of Sofia near Doctors’ Monument Square and the crossroad at Eagle Bridge. The pedestrian San Stefano Street is widened to form the new San Stefano – 3 March Square, which places the main entrance of the “San Stefano Plaza” commercial center in front of the headquarters of the Bulgarian National Television. The project includes a commercial part, apartments, offices and four-level-underground parking.

The heart of the complex consists of a 17-meter-high atrium space. Built above the commercial center and around a large inner garden, the apartments have a wonderful panoramic view of Vitosha Mountain.

On the east part of the complex there is a small office building, designed in the original classical style of the famous “Brasserie-Proshekovo Pivo” which existed on this spot.