BATHROOM OF THE YEAR: The winners

The “Bathroom of the Year” contest, organized by Ideal Standard, honorеd the best architects and designers who participated in this year’s 16th edition. The projects of the participants present interior solutions made of functional and technological layouts of the space. The creators of each idea displayed their own design style in the spirit of global trends.

The jury at the 2019 National “Bathroom of the Year” competition, made up of reputable Bulgarian professionals in the field, is led by world-renowned Italian designer Roberto Palomba, who has won numerous international awards. The juty selected the winners from 48 projects. “All projects were carefully considered by a jury, architects and interior designers known and recognized in their field – people with whom we have a long-term partnership – professionals who have become part of our large family,” said Hristo Karaivanov, Director, Trade Organization – Eastern Europe. The competition provides an opportunity for the development and collaboration of designers and architects with a modern platform for bathroom proposals.

The grand prize for the four jury favorites in each category is a visit to Milano Design Week 2020, Salone del Mobile, to be held in Milan from June 16 to 21, 2020.
In the category “Luxury Bathroom in a Residential Building – 3D Project”, Bozhana Yordanova won first place with her project “Reflection”. In “Bathroom in a mall – 3D project”, the award was presented to Arch. Viliya Evstatieva and Arch. Haralan Yovchev for “The black box”. The first place in the category “Realized bathroom in a residential building” was won by Desislava Ilieva with the project “Deja”, while for “Realized bathroom in a hotel”, the winners were: Mimi Farkova, Nikoleta Vidinova, arch. Borislava Manolova, arch. Hristo Tritakov and Arch. Evgeny Boranova with their project Spa Complex Belchinski Izvor. The original ideas presented in the competition were highly appreciated by the jury and the chairman, Roberto Palomba, whose overall impression is that they exude harmony, sustainability and respond to the functional organization of the space, adding “Interesting projects and some of them really remarkable ! Congratulations to all the designers! ”

The winners of the competition, awarded by the media partners, received their prize – an interior photography course. The winners among them are: in the category “Luxury Bathroom in an apartment building – 3D project” – Laura Deneva, “Symphony in Blue”; “Bathroom in a Shopping Center – 3D Project” – Elitsa Toleva, “Colorful Melody”; Residential Bathroom in Residential Building – Gergana Doseva; “Geometry” and “Bathroom in a Hotel” – arch. Studio MIODESIGN, Hotel Leva.

The favorites of the online voting audience get a spa weekend for two in Bulgaria. These are: “Luxury Bathroom in a Residential Building – 3D Project” – Anita Kramarska, with the DeLux Project; “Bathroom in a shopping center – 3D project” – arch. Tsvetomira Girginova, with the Ideal project; “Realized Bathroom in a Residential Building” – Gergana Dosseva, with the project “Geometry” and “Realized Bathroom in a Hotel” – SPA hotel “Hisar”.

In the overall image of the projects includes integrated modern technological solutions, high water efficiency, systems with sensor devices and smart technologies.
Their use is proof that contemporary designers and architects successfully combine  beautiful and aesthetic line with the environmentally friendly solutions that are important to the dynamic world in which the modern people live.

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