On the 22nd of October, the Bronze House sculpture was officially opened in Knyaz Alexander I square in Sofia. It is the work of the Austrian-Bulgarian artist Plamen Dejanoff, who lives in Vienna.

The sculpture resembles the Hrelyo Tower in the Rila Monastery. The house has a base of 6 m x 6 m and a height of 11 m. It consists of cast bronze elements and can be entered by viewers. The Bronze House is conceived as an "open house" that is accessible to everybody.

The construction of the sculpture is the largest Austrian-Bulgarian cultural project in recent years and probably the most expensive. The expenses in Sofia amount to about 300,000 euros. Its realization was made possible thanks to the sponsors of Dejanoff and the Austrian side. Sofia Municipality has provided the means of lighting and security.

The Austrian Embassy and the Federal Chancellery of Austria support the project in line with the objective set out in the Work Program 2017-2021 under the Cultural Cooperation Agreement and the enhanced cooperation within the two EU Council Presidencies.

Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Austria in Bulgaria.