INVESTOR:OSK Lozenets Jsc
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:Lozenets Build (Elite Building Company, Auto Union Properties)
CONSTRUCTOR:eng. Chavdar Panev
ARCHITECT:Elite Project Group, arch.Kalin Dikov, arch.Galina Stoyanova
EDUCATIONAL-SPORTS COMPLEX “LOZENETS”
Educational-Sports Complex Lozenets - the home of the St. George International School & Preschool, is a multifunctional building, which combines all facilities and functional units known in the world practice, necessary for a modern educational center. The project was developed in two stages, connected to each other, but also functioning independently as separate units. The total built-up area is over 25 000 sq.m. The first stage is the school part, and the second includes the sports complex and the kindergarten.
The five-storey building in which the school is located was a previously existing and reconstructed building, where the necessary classrooms and specialized rooms for the education of 600 students were allocated. The kindergarten building is a newly built building and complies with all requirements for the purpose. The educational complex includes:
- Classrooms - 87 rooms with an area of 40 to 94 square meters, including specialized rooms for natural sciences and social studies, Bulgarian and foreign languages, fine and applied arts, technologies, music, cooking, woodworking and others. The furnishing of the astronomy room, the planetarium and the cupola-shaped observatory with an installed telescope is forthcoming;
- Libraries - 2 rooms, separate for the school and the kindergarten;
- Teacher rooms;
- Areas for student rest;
- Premises with individual lockers for each child and teacher;
- Indoor playground in the kindergarten.
- Multifunctional hall for performing arts and screenings with 350 seats, dressing rooms, control room;
- Ballet Hall;
- Areas for exhibitions, events and children's celebrations;
- Dining room - 2 rooms, separate for the school and the kindergarten;
- Own kitchen;
The impressive architectural vision emphasizes the institutional weight of the school and stands out against the modern office and public buildings environment. The implementation of the project is performed with modern solutions, which help the reduction of the operating costs and achieve high standards of energy efficiency and comfort. The heating and cooling are implemented by means of geothermal drillings and heat pump units. An accessible environment in accordance with the requirements of the European and national legislation is ensured.
The façade thermal insulation system is the most efficient of the top brand by BAUMIT, and the aluminum joinery - a system profile by ETEM. The elevator systems are implemented by the world leader in the industry - SCHINDLER. The overall building management is controlled by a BMS system of the latest generation. The building disposes with a modern access control system and a video surveillance system, interactive educational system, clock and sound systems. All interior solutions are the result of comprehensive analyzes and solutions covering the highest requirements for habitation of this type of building, as the goal is to ensure maximum comfort and a favorable occupation environment.
The students use sports halls and indoor and outdoor facilities for over 20 types of sports including swimming, volleyball, basketball, rhythmic gymnastics, gymnastics, tennis, football, badminton and others. There are built parking facilities for the school staff, visitors and parents with a capacity of more than 110 vehicles. The complex is located in the center of Sofia, bordering a boulevard and has a direct connection to the park environment. Outdoor playgrounds for the children are ensured, adapted in accordance with their age.
The complex was the official host of the prestigious competition World Scholar's Cup in November 2016 and in January 2018. The complex will host the next round in January 2019.
St. George International School & Preschool teaches educated, confident and inspired students who have all necessary tools to unfold their potential in the global community. This is a place where children have access to а world-class education and preserve their Bulgarian national consciousness.