Text description provided by the architects. Metropolis Center Bucharest is a building complex, which combines an office building, an apartment hotel and retail space in the ground floor. Located in a central city area near to Victoriei Square the plot is distinguished by print house complex, including the owner’s residence, erected at the end of the 19th c. The historical façade of the printing house and the owner`s residence are protected as monument, which fact forms certainly the design approach. The aim is to integrate the new structure and volumes in the existing context, without to devaluate the historical substance, and furthermore to create an elegant symbiosis between old and new. The space between the boulevard and the building is designed as a public space, a kind of piazza inviting the walker to pause and break, offering opportunities for open-air events and happenings.
The wing at Grigore Alexandrescu Street exposed to South appears to be optimal for the residential part. The building corresponds to the open cut style of the surrounding buildings with its fragmented spirit. All apartments are accessible over a corridor on the north side facing the atrium. The façade is articulated by several volumes, loggias and terraces with the aim to decrease optically the volume of the building paying respect to the small scaled neighbourhood.
The parking lots are located on one underground level, the entrance is on "Iancu de Hunedoara" street and the exit on "Grigore Alexandrescu" street.