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Cathedral Plaza

  • 01:00 - 18 August, 2012
Cathedral Plaza
Cathedral Plaza, © Silviu Chiţu
© Silviu Chiţu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Vlad Arsene, Onar Gerelioglu, Lucia Stoll, Cristiana Ştefan, Mihaela Vasilescu, Daniel Bilan
  • Envelope Consultant

    Aludesign
  • Structural Engineer

    Popp şi Asociaţii
  • Area

    26000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located on a site adjacent to the eastern wall of St. Joseph Cathedral, the building is set on the Southern third of the site in order to maintain undisturbed the view of the cathedral from Calea Victoriei, a major city thoroughfare. Both the plaza created between the tower and the cathedral and the tower itself, mark cathedral's presence in the city. The eastern cathedral's wall becomes the background for the new plaza, enhancing the vibrant role that the Catholic Church plays in the life of the city.

© Silviu Chiţu
© Silviu Chiţu

The tower's core is placed asymmetrically towards the southern wall of the building, in order to set the office areas towards the north and the better natural light for a working environment. The structural system is composed of steel frames, braced diagonally along the perimeter walls. The north facade, towards the cathedral is clad with stone panels, while the irregular punched windows on this wall are marked by aluminum projecting frames. The southern facade features floor height glass panels and decorative vertical fins. On the west, the facade is set behind balconies which expose the vertical and diagonal steel frames.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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Engineer · June 14, 2013

This building is done in haste, dangerous to the neighborhood, is removed from the Land Registry and from 2013 January 23 must be demolished, according to the final decision no. 456/2013 of the Court of Appeal Ploiesti

John Szabo · December 28, 2012

I do miss all of it.

Wilfred Tomescu · September 06, 2012

Poor planning and a complete disregard for its surroundings.

jan adegeest · August 21, 2012

the building is alright but totally out of context.

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