Karin Dom Foundation, with the support of VELUX Foundations, Varna Municipality, the Chamber of Architects and the Union of Architects in Bulgaria, is pleased to invite all architects from all over the world who are willing to work on, and are interested in social projects, to participate in an international competition for a new Karin Dom building.
We look forward to your ideas!
Karin Dom Foundation is one of the first organizations in Bulgaria to create alternative to the institutions model for services and care for children with special needs and their families. It was established in 1994 by the diplomat Ivan Stancioff, who attracted and inspired donors and specialists in order to prove that there are not “uneducable” children.
Currently, Karin Dom is an organization with a leading role in provision of services for children with special needs and their families that introduces in its practice and disseminates through trainings evidence-based, effective approaches to work. The organization believes that every child deserves the right to a happy childhood and unites for its cause community in order to make it happen.
All of Karin Dom’s activities have been brought together under the roof of the former villa of the Stancioff family built in 1908, which does not meet the needs of the organization to develop its services and trainings.
For that reason in 2019 Varna Municipal Council decided to donate a plot to Karin Dom with the purpose of construction of a new building. Funding for this new building is provided by the Velux Foundations.
With the new building and the adjacent yard Karin Dom aims to:
|19 November 2019||Official opening of the competition|
|10 February 2020||Deadline for questions|
|19 February 2020||Deadline for project submission|
|29 February 2020 -
4 March 2020
|Work of the jury and announcement
of competition results
Chairman of Karin Dom Foundation with considerable experience in managing Bulgarian and international child protection networks.
Executive director of Karin Dom Foundation, international consultant and lecturer on the topics of social innovations and active citizenship.
Chief Architect of the city of Varna; with experience at the same position in the municipalities of Bjala and Balchik, and the Varna’s region ‘Asparuhovo”.
Vice-Chairman of the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria - Varna. Co-founder of E-Arch Studio, who have designed a number of residential and public buildings in Varna and the region.
Founder and manager of design bureau Erta Consult Ltd. with experience in the design of public buildings in the field of education and social policy. Certified Passive House Designer (PHI).
Founder and CEO of 7561 architects, co-founder of architecture and design studio dontDIY, co-founder of furniture brand almost. In his years of practice. Won several awards while his projects have been published across the globe in media such as Wallpaper*, Frame, dezeen, A10 and Bravacasa.
Architect, architecture critic, publicist and educator. Co-founder of WhAT Association - a multidisciplinary architecture and design organization.
Associate at E2A Piet Eckert und Wim Eckert Architekten, Zürich. Winner of the RIBA AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE 2018. Co-founder of FEAT.collective (www.feat-collective.net) Member of the `German National Academic Foundation`
Architect, Phd, he is Associate Professor in Building Technology at the Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering (ABC Department.) of the School AUIC of Politecnico di Milano. He is the author of several scientific publicatisons and he designed lots of public buildings.
Director of KNIPI "Sofproekt" - general plan /1981 - 1990/, councilor in the Municipal Council and former deputy. Minister of Works, co-chairman of the negotiating position "Regional Policy" in the Treaty of Accession of Bulgaria to the EU, Advisor to the Minister of RBD Lecturer specialty urbanism at the University, moderator of Public forums. Artist - many solo exhibitions.