Plovdiv is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe, where past and future inevitably go hand in hand. People who lived and are still living in the city of the seven hills are the creative element that has shaped its appearance over the centuries.
By stepping on the foundations left by the previous generations, the inhabitants of the ancient Philippopolis created their homes, temples, and streets to continue with their lives and ensure a future for the ones after them.
The Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis is a place where the continuity between the past and the future is exceptionally obvious. Recognizing the existing historical layering, architects Nikolay Traikov, Krassimir Todorov and Milena Kratchanova are telling the story of how they are bringing this remarkable site back to life.
In the video:
Nikolay Traikov Arch. M., America for Bulgaria Foundation, Director, Design and Construction
Krassimir Todorov Arch. M., Atelie DUO, Lead Designer
Milena Kratchanova, M. Arch., ABSTRACTA, Lead Restoration and Conservation Designer
Produced by: America for Bulgaria Foundation
Concept by: Boyana Stoilova
ABSTRACT Architectural Studio
SKOLNICK Architecture + Design Partnership