Sofia, Bulgaria

Toplocentrala is the ex-heating plant of the National Palace of Culture which become useless in 1983. Since then, the building stands abandoned in a beautiful central park area in Sofia next to a small river. In 2014, a group of artists and organisations formed an initiative to transform it into a centre for contemporary arts.  The idea was accepted and the agreement with the owner, the Municipality of Sofia, was signed. Many stages have been finalised including an architectural competition. As of today, the building is already in the process of renovation. A date for inauguration has been set for 17 September 2019.

We are an associated member of Trans Europe Halles because we like networking, learning, running a sustainable centre, collaborating, development in a European context.

Former use of the building: Heating plant
Year of opening as a cultural centre: 2019

James Bourchier Str. Bl.122, Fl.10, Ap.40, Sofia, Bulgaria
TEH Contact: Veselin Dimov,

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