Anglo American School of Sofia Breaks Ground
by TruexCullins, August 8, 2011
Our international school work remains strong these days, with a variety of projects around the globe. This week, David is traveling to India for a new international schools project. Meanwhile, crews are busy at work pouring foundations in Sofia, Bulgaria, on a new 80,000 square foot middle and high school addition to an existing school. Designed by TruexCullins
to meet LEED Silver Certification, the new addition boasts a new atrium, library, classrooms and gymnasium, all clustered around an exterior stone amphitheater.
Environmental features include solar hot water, green roofs, daylighting, regional materials and innovative stormwater management. Classrooms are clustered around common areas designed for small group instruction and as social space.
Great care was taken to create a design that could be implemented with minimum disruption to existing operations. Summer holiday periods will be used for crucial tie-in projects. The project was also designed to accommodate a theater at a later date.
The project is being managed by Gardiner and Theobold
(Sofia office) and built by INOS Construction with Ivo Petrov Architects
as design partners. A big thanks goes to the Sofia team for an outstanding job so far!
Here are some photos of the project, currently under construction: