Parliament plans to move to a new glass assembly in the communist-era ‘Party House’

Bulgaria’s MPs are to abandon the current National Assembly to relocate to the former Bulgarian Communist Party headquarters, commonly known as the Party House, where they will host their plenary sessions in a large glass hall.

Plans are for the move to happen in the next two to three years.

On January 29 2009, a parliamentary committee approved the relocation plan. Bulgarian taxpayers will have to pay between seven million and 29 million leva, depending on which one of seven plans for the relocation the Government chooses.

Theoretically, the plan is supposed to be approved by members of all political parties.

A commission consisting of Bulgarian and foreign specialists headed by Sofia chief architect Petar Dikov has chosen the candidates.

First in the rankings so far is the plan put forward by Tilev Architects, to cost 18.520 million leva, followed closely by Atelie Serafimov with a price tag of 29 million leva. The third most popular scheme for the moment is the one presented by Atelie Uzunov, costing 13 million leva.

Gradski Daily reported that Belgian technical director of the Flemish parliament, Kurt de Vriend, said that in his opinion the Bulgarian national assembly should be held in an “overt glass hall, open to the Bulgarian public...a symbol of transparency and honesty from Bulgarian MPs”.

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600450 Parliament plans to move to a new glass assembly in the communist-era ‘Party House’
Date: 4 February 2009

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