Point of view

In the course of the years I developed skills for creating systems - teams, processes, projects, plans. I believe in systems. One can achieve much more when working within a system. I believe in flexible, ever-evolving systems that take into account as many factors as necessary to work properly. And I believe that the future can be bright as long as we invest in it.


My name is Ljubo Georgiev. I was born in 1981 in Sofia (BG), finished school in 2000 in Edinburgh (UK), started university in 2000 in Venice (IT) and finished it in 2007 in Delft (NL). Currently I live in Sofia.

My work experience includes working at Manzelle Studio di Architettura in Venice (intern), LP Consult in Sofia (junior architect), ZUS in Rotterdam (intern), Claus en Kaan in Amsterdam (architect), MVRDV in Rotterdam (architect), Turenscape in Beijing (project manager), ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK (director), Vision Sofia 2050 (team-leader) and Sofiaplan (director) - Sofia's municipal strategic and spatial planning body.

List of lectures and presentations
Presentation at GlobalDobrich, Dobrich, Bulgaria (2021)
Talk for Newrope Lab at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (2021)
Presentation at Urban Development Forum, Sofia, Bulgaria (2020)
Presentation at Placemaking Europe leaders gathering, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2019)
Opening, closing and curating the program of Sofia Tomorrow exhibition, closing event of the Vision Sofia 2050 initiative, Sofia, Bulgaria (2019)
Presentation at TEDxTalyana, Varna, Bulgaria (2019)
Lecture at Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Georgia (2018)
Presentation at Mestolaska, KoŇ°ice, Slovakia (2018)
Lecture at the Timisoara Architecture Biennial, Timisoara, Romania (2016)
Lecture at the Public Space Biennale, Roma Tre University and UN Habitat, Rome, Italy (2015)
Presentation at the Days of Architecture, Sarajevo, Bosna i Herzegovina (2015)
Presentation at City urgencies, Genua, Italy (2015)
Presentation of contemporary Bulgarian urban phenomena, London, UK (2014)
Lecture at the World in Denmark congress, Copenhagen University, Denmark (2013)
Presentation at Mikser, Belgrade, Serbia (2012)
Lecture at Skopje Architecture Week, Skopje, Macedonia (2011)

List of initiatives or co-initiatives
Laboratory for urban development - organiser of a discussion platform in the field or the urban environment, Bulgaria (2015-present)
Spatial Economic District - exhibition at the Shenzhen Urbanism Biennale (UABB), China (2015-2016)
Architecture criticism - a series of articles in collaboration with the Architecture magazine, Bulgaria (2015-2017)
Sense of a city - a film with Jord den Hollander (2012)
Failed Architecture - a debate platform with Non-Fiction and other partners (2011-2013)
Sofia Architecture Week - curatorship with Hans Ibelings (2011)
Communarchy - a debate and a workshop with Transformatori (2010)
Neighbourhoods on the edge - a debate on the socialist prefab housing estates (2009)

List of large-scale projects
Zaryadye Park, Moscow, Russia (2013 for Turenscape)
Crabbehof, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2011 for de+ge architecten)
Olympiakwartier, Almere, The Netherlands (2009 for MVRDV)
Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland (2008 for Claus en Kaan Architecten)
Stazione Afragola, Naples, Italy, (2003 for Manzelle Studio di Architettura)



Photo Plamen Markov