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Commercial and Office Building

București, România
Authors: arch. Răzvan Florian Bârsan, arch. Monica Crețu / Wigwam - a KEI Development Division
Collaborators: Executant: Carpați Group
Furnizor: Everest
Furnizor: Pazo

Authors’ Comment

This project emphasizes that particular situation, often found in architecture, where function dictates the exterior design of the building. In this case, the building accommodates the headquarters of a company specialized in the electronic products market and thus the design theme was shaped from the very beginning, by the need for a high security level, especially for the main and product storage areas. Thus, the architects chose a structure made of reinforced concrete pillars and beams, and closures made from the same material. Only the office areas found on the first floor and mezzanine enjoy natural light, through small gaps appearing on the volume of the building. The reception area which also serves as a showroom is an exception in regard to the large glass surfaces that mark the position of the vertical circulation and vertical division of the building. For the exterior we chose a ceramic, ventilated facade system with a dynamic stereotomy. Although the height is lower than the adjacent buildings, the building fits harmoniously into the urban fabric of the area.

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