Potential for an adaptive reuse of a national cultural property building: case study of a former sugar factory in Sofia, Bulgaria

Marina Traykova, Milena Metalkova-Markova

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Abstract

This paper addresses a possibility for an adaptive reuse of the historic compound known as the “Sugar Factory” (“Zaharna Fabrika”) in Sofia city, the capital of Bulgaria. The compound consists of several buildings and it is a national cultural property of Bulgaria. The main buildings are “Big Factory Building” and “Small Factory Building”. Both buildings are typical representative of an industrial construction system and architecture from the end of the 19th century.

This paper will try to draw a possible positive future scenario of this national cultural treasure (at present a private property) where an adaptive reuse of the existing buildings would take into account the actual conditions of its structural elements, reconsider a large palette of new type of mixed use functions in order to transform the historic compound into a new “cultural heart” of the city of Sofia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Pages451-457
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783857481406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2015
EventIABSE Conference: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2015 -
Duration: 23 Sep 201525 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameIABSE Reports
Number105

Conference

ConferenceIABSE Conference: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2015
Period23/09/1525/09/15

Keywords

  • historic building
  • structural preservation
  • adaptive reuse

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