Before our media press-conference in Bulgaria, we went to meet with the architect of the Buzludzha monument – the 87 years old Georgi Stoilov. We presented the initial concept of the project to him in the Bulgarian Academy of Architecture.
We started by showing him the first cinematic of Buzludzha VR. The 3-minute long video impressed him and brought him to tears. At first, he got a bit confused and thought that it was an actual video of the monument. However, we had to explain that it is all created from scratch in 3D software. Then we brought him for a walk through the redesigned building and captured his feedback. He immediately got thrilled and extremely excited about our project.
“The two of you did better than most of the architects and interior designers would ever do!”
He further ellaborated on his statement and said that we have achieved modern and incredibly consisted visual style. Georgi Stoilov stands behind us and fully supports the fact that we have replaced all of the communist symbols and slogans with the current symbols of Bulgaria. He also believes that this will make many people look at the building from a completely different perspective – not as a communist monument, but a modern multi-purpose complex with national pride, value and significance.
Georgi Stoilov believes that the Buzludzha VR project will raise awareness all around the world about the structure and could be the key to a successful restoration project. His rough estimations are that the project would cost around 7-9 million leva (3-3.5 million British pounds) to fulfill.