Competition

The scope of the competition is the development of an architectural project and schematic design for the “Collider Activity Center” according to the enclosed project assignment and supplementary materials (go to Downloads).

The competition is open, international and one stage. The international jury will nominate and award 5 projects. The Promoter will choose one of them, with whom he will sign contract for execution of construction drawings.

The competition program is coordinated with the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria (CAB approval letter) and the Union of Architects in Bulgaria (UAB approval letter).

Deadlines

Official announcement of the competition

1 Nov, 2012

Presentation of the competition at the central office of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria in Sofia

8 Nov, 2012, 18:00 h

Presentation of the competition, meeting with the competition promoter and the opportunity to ask questions during Sofia Architecture Week

1 Dec, 2012, 18:30 h

Deadline for asking questions via email

15 Feb, 2013, 23:59 h

Deadline for participant registration via email

15 Feb, 2013, 23:59 h

Deadline for project submission

28 Feb, 2013, 23:59 h

Official awarding of the competition

14 Mar, 2013

Organization of the project exhibition

March 2013

 Collider Activity Center Concept

If there is a quality that unites successful people, this is their energy. The successful people are active people: those that love action, risk, and new opportunities; those that create value. Walltopia will build for them the Collider Activity Center – a place that gathers all active people and offers unlimited combinations of sports, rest and networking.

The different types of climbing walls, fitness center, swimming pool, dance and sports halls – those are just a few things that will attract the active people in Collider Activity Center. Furthermore, there will be a boulder park, a spa center, a bar and a restaurant. One of the biggest advantages of Collider Activity Center is that it will unite many popular activities in just one place, next to a major underground station and a great view to Vitosha Mountain.

In addition to avoiding the wandering between different locations by providing a big choice of activities, Collider Activity Center will save time that everyone can invest in themselves in stead of spending it in traveling. Often while we are in a hurry and have not enough time, we have to choose just one activity per evening or we have to compromise with the wishes of our friends and relatives. But Collider Activity Center will provide a solution for this problem.

 In short, this will be a point of attraction for all active people, no matter if they are working in business or arts, no matter what age they are or whether they are experts or beginners. Collider Activity Center is for people that love movement, for those that after the busy working day will refresh while practicing sports or having fun with friends. We would like this place both to bring tranquility, but also to show  the strong spirit of the people inside.

About Walltopia

Walltopia Ltd was founded in 1996 as a manufacturer of artificial climbing walls and climbing holds. Over the last 16 years, the company has become the global leader in its field, supplying its products to every country in the world where climbing is popular – including all West European countries, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, etc.

Starting with just 5 people, the company now employs over 300 people working in the areas of design, engineering, manufacturing and installing of the climbing walls. The company has the largest factory in the world for climbing wall production, located in Letnitsa, Lovech District, Bulgaria. The head office of the company is in Sofia, where over 80 people are designing, engineering and selling the climbing walls. Walltopia operates in 42 countries on 6 continents and has offices in USA, Canada, Austria, UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Russia.

The enormous success of Walltopia is due to its constant pursuit of innovation, the quality improvements of its products, as well as the excellent, energetic and proactive services provided to its clients.