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STAR GALLERY PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

 

The Star Gallery is situated in the pedestrian area in the centre of the historic old city of Plovdiv. As the only building it connects the main shopping street Alexander Battemberg with the parallel street Otets Paisii. This connection is the basic principle of the architectural design: The shopping area in the ground floor opens to both streets with large glazed openings extending up to the third floor. Further information about the Star Gallery can be found on www.stargallery.bg.

The historic facade on both streets has been preserved and was supported during construction work by a temporary steel structure. Extensive archaeological findings from roman times in the two storeys below ground required the preparation of permanent conservation and exhibition projects. The structural engineering works were carried out together with our design office in Bulgaria, the United Designers BG OOD.

The Star Gallery was nominated in the national competition “Building of the Year 2016 Bulgaria” in the categories “Commercial Building” and “Cultural Building” (see also http://buildingoftheyear.bg).

Client:
CC Property OOD
Architecture:
Leitner Planung & Consulting Gmb
Net floor area:
2.900 m²
Construction costs:
€ 2,6 mill.
Completion:
spring 2007

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Photos:
T. Uzunoglu