15.03.2016 - Sofia, Expo 2000 Office Park

Sofia, Expo 2000 Office Park

We are proud to announce that on December 9th, 2015 the latest installment (Phase 3) of the Expo 2000 Office Park in Sofia was awarded the "Green Building of the Year" distinction.
The Building of the Year Awards are the mark of peer recognition for the real estate industry in Bulgaria. The prestigious competition has entered its 15th year and it is set up under the patronage of the Mayor of Sofia (Mrs Yordanka Fandakova) and the Minister for Regional Development (Mrs. Liliana Pavlova). The selection of participating buildings is evaluated by a jury of 24 prominent peers in the sectors of architecture, development, banking, and real estate consulting.

The prize was awarded to:

  • Bernd Steingruber and Adina Welsh on behalf of the investor - RPHI
  • Maya Yovchva (architect) of ProArch and
  • Johann Pölzl of Strabag (main contractor)

On February 18th 2016, Expo signed on Microsoft for the top floor of building Phase 3, thus achieving 100% occupancy.  Microsoft has previously been a tenant in Expo’s Phase 1, and prior to that in the Gogol building (both owned by RPHI). The company has decided to implement its latest office concept in our newest building and signed an eight year lease.  Phase 3 green credentials were a decisive factor in the office move - among them also the LEED Gold certification (Phase 3 is one of only two buildings in Sofia to receive this accolade).
Microsoft is a frontrunner in the field of environment sustainability.