Some Public Buildings of Vasilyov-Tsolov Architectural Bureau
Keywords:architecture; Germany; Bulgaria; public buildings; modernism; classics; Vasilyov-Tsolov
After a short survey of influences of German architecture on the formation of Bulgarian architectural scene after the Liberation (1878), the paper focuses on the interwar period known for its architectural practices, consisting of two leading architects. The influence of the modernist movements from this period on the classical architecture of the state and public buildings in Bulgaria is traced through the history of Vasilyov-Tsolov Architectural Bureau, its formation and philosophy. The article presents four examples of their significant projects, which are the pinnacle of their careers and largely shape the urban look of Sofia city center, having become its symbols, namely: St. Nedelya Church, Sofia University Library, the National Library, and Bulgarian National Bank.