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Olympia Tower / PZP Arhitectura

  • Architects: PZP Arhitectura
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Architects: PZP Arhitectura
  • Authors: Liviu Zagan, Costin Beekman, Robert Popescu, Marian Mihaiescu
  • Colaborators: Aukett Fitzroy Robinson - Paul Philips, Monika Mayova
  • Engineers: Popp & Asociatii, Miga AirVent, Conseng
  • Client : BLUEHOUSE
  • Area: 14500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Andrei Margulescu

© Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu © Andrei Margulescu

From the architect. A big space defined by communist block of flats, urbanism for the 80, rigid and alienated. On the other side of the boulevard, a sea of houses.

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

A space crowded between important streets that are intersecting in a place known as Munci square. The plot that must be developed is right in the middle of this storm…

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

The site is very small and is considered almost unbuildable because of the complexity caused by the underground networks, the nearby gas station or even because of the access problem caused by the network of crowded streets.Apparently a common brief, a common solution – an office tower.

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

The project takes the traffic flows of the area, both on sidewalks and on streets, from their sum resulting the building’s footprint on the ground.

In order to confer personality to the building, the facade became the element which confers a dynamic attitude to the volume and the alignment will be the attitude to the surroundings – provoke and complete the square space.

© Andrei Margulescu
© Andrei Margulescu

The ground floor was designed to be open and transparent, with large glass surfaces to better integrate the building into the area and city life (otherwise quite used), and the facades potentate the entire assembly in a sculptural direction.

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