In the city center of Svilengrad, built as an extension of the municipal administration in the late 20th century, the building creates an urban ensemble with square space. During the democratic changes in Bulgaria, the building in late social realism style was neglected and left unfinished for more than 20 years. 10AM Architecture develops socio-spatial model for its rehabilitation, City events & information centre.
The 10AM Architecture’s concept is to create a multi-layered space to fairly express the cultural and historical layers from social, economic and timing perspectives. So we can identify three socio-cultural layers: on the level of the street and the square with the war heroes monument; the square space of three meters above the street level, where are the main entrances of Svilengrad Municipality and the new buildings; new level at ten meters, developed as a free access city forum with public green garden. The main features of the three historical periods of our recent history, early capitalist, socialist and democratic are incorporated in the new Svilengrad landmark.