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City Gate / Westfourth Architecture

  • 01:00 - 21 August, 2012
City Gate / Westfourth Architecture
City Gate / Westfourth Architecture, © Andrei Mărgulescu
© Andrei Mărgulescu

© Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu © Andrei Mărgulescu +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bucharest, Romania
  • Design Team

    Vlad Arsene, Călin Negoescu, Onar Gerelioglu, Raluca Ionescu, Antoniu Craiovan
  • Envelope Consultant

    Aludesign
  • Structural Engineer

    Popp şi Asociaţii
  • Area

    93000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. Located at the entry in Bucharest, in “Piaţa Presei Libere” and in the axis of the Exhibition Pavilion, the Citygate complex is being constructed on one of the most prominent locations in the city.

© Andrei Mărgulescu
© Andrei Mărgulescu

The complex consists of two 18- storeyed towers located across from each other and creating an entry plaza to the Exhibition Complex in between. A common three level garage connects the towers under the plaza. Two three-storeyed wings are attached to each of the towers achieving larger floor plates on the lower levels of the complex.

© Andrei Mărgulescu
© Andrei Mărgulescu

The circulation and service cores are located in the central sections of the towers, dividing the office areas in East and West wings. These wings are rendered as distinct volumes enhancing verticality and transforming the design in a composition of four vertical elements, grouped in two buildings. Furthermore, each of the volumes is articulated in high and low rise sections clad with different glass envelopes.The horizontal articulation between these high and low rise volumes varies in each of the four vertical sections.

© Andrei Mărgulescu
© Andrei Mărgulescu

The relation emphasized in the project, between towers on one hand, and between building wings and sections on the other, recall the concept of duality inferred by the image of «gate».

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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majkelecek · April 24, 2013

The image with the roundabout is priceless. Walking corridor for giants.

majkelecek · April 24, 2013

The image with teh roundabout is priceless. Waling coriddors for giants.

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Soupdragon · August 21, 2012

Yeah, you get a real good sense of place with this one, it really contributes to the public realm and obviously could not be anywhere else. ;-)

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Jimmy Wardhana · August 21, 2012

beautiful and elegant. love it.

Ali Mokhberi · August 21, 2012

It's really nice, a new building with modern style and specil details on the elevations...

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