Surrounded by the impressive silhouette of the Rila mountains the highest mountain range on the Balkan Peninsula the Seven Rila Lakes in northwest Bulgaria offer truly breath-taking views. Part of the famous Rila National Park, these cascading glacial lakes range from 2,100 meters to over 2,500 meters above sea level. The Seven Rila Lakes are not only considered the most beautiful lakes in Bulgaria, they are also among the countrys most visited attractions. The concept of this project will be to design three pavilions that embrace the essence of the Seven Rila Lakes beauty and well-preserved natural landscape. A research base located on the shore of lake Salsata, a biwak nearby lake Okoto and a folly close to lake Babreka. Each pavilion will adapt to the shapes and forms of the immediate natural environment. Local wood, as a renewable and sustainable material, will be used in the projects design to create a balance between protection and the natural open enviroment. Perhaps most importantly, the aim of this project is to bring together the feel of traditional Bulgarian mountain huts and the local understanding of the genius loci.