Experimental Puppetry Arts Centre at State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora
The STATE PUPPET THEATRE in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria and the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria, supported by Stara Zagora Municipality are delighted to launch an international Open Architectural Competition for a conceptual design of the EPAC – Experimental Puppetry Arts Centre at State Puppet Theatre – Stara Zagora.
The EPAC – Experimental Puppetry Arts Centre will be an incubator for live theatre – syncretic, originally incepted, unconventional, interactive and bold.
The competition is open to designers from across the world who are passionate about contemporary art and theatre and want to contribute to the design of an unorthodox, out-of-the-box building to be the home of the magic of theatre.
10 April 2023 – Official launch of the Competition
10 April – 15 July 2023 – Proposals development
05 July 2023 – Deadline for applicants’ enquiries
05 July 2023 – Deadline for registration of applicants and submission of the application documents, via the Competition website (by proxy)
15 July 2023 – Deadline for registration of applicants and submission of the application documents, via the Centralized Automated Information System Electronic Public Procurement (CAIS EPP) (no proxy)
15 July 2023 – Deadline for submission of the competition materials by all the applicants
16 July – 20 July 2023 – Preparation of the competition materials for evaluation
21 July – 25 July 2023 – Jury evaluates the competition materials
28 July 2023 – Announcement of results
The competition will be as open as possible for participation.
All Bulgarian and foreign persons or their associations will be able to participate without restrictions.
Persons who do not have a design qualification at the date of submission of the competition design, but are obliged, in case of being nominated as finalists, to provide a designer with full design qualification in their team, who meets the conditions set out above, may also participate in the competition.
No restrictive economic and financial conditions will be imposed on the tenderers.