At this year’s Cityscape Global in Dubai architect firm Benoy announced the launch of its new scheme in Sofia, Bulgaria, Koza Square with developer Garanti Koza.
The project includes a two-story retail podium and a restaurant and café offer throughout the masterplan designed by Benoy. There will also be three residential towers, office space, a 300-key hotel with serviced apartments and an entertainment centre.
The brief was to create a new hotspot for the city which would be the venue for all public celebrations. At the heart of Koza Square will be an artificial beach acting as the focal point, drawing people in with a water feature padding to the spectacle.
“Our instruction was to highlight the best of Sofia and offer those living in and visiting the city a new place to relax and enjoy. We achieved this by imagining the shopping and food and beverage components as parts of a metropolis rather than as extensions of the masterplan,” said Benoy Director Jacqueline Beckingham.
“The vision we have brought to this complements and raises the overall offer of Koza Square.”