The wonderful secession building was completely refurnished by
Rapid, creating two new floors under the roof, a restaurant in the
basement and a new lift on a plot of 604 m2 and gross floor
area of approx. 1230 m2. The house is just in front of
the National Opera house in Sofia, near the Alexander Nevski
It used to be the main office of Hypo Vereinsbank (Bulgaria) for two
The house belongs now to a Bulgarian company.
Part of the facade before
The real estate is
situated in the central part of the city, in the main city center,
in the immediate vicinity of the Sofia Opera, the Sofia
Municipality, and state institutions, embassies, legations,
consulates and other buildings forming the typical style of this
part of the city center. This real estate is very attractive in
terms of location and functionality, due to the specific environment
in this part of the city center.
The building was
constructed in the beginning of the 20th century, as a
monolithic solid-structure building with a double-slope wooden roof
covered with grooved tiles. The architectural style of the fašade is
late Secession, characterized by many ornamental geometrical
elements, especially around the openings in the walls.
Since 1950, the building
was used for administrative purposes. As a result of the long use of
the building and poor maintenance of the wooden roof structure, the
latter needed complete reconstruction.
configuration and situation of this building makes this real estate
very efficient and attractive in terms of commercial potential. By
preserving the external architectural appearance and by reallocating
the interior space through renovation, this building can be adapted
for various purposes: residential, financial center, representation
offices of a large or medium-sized international company, any of
these possible uses of the building being appropriate to the
specifics of this part of the city.