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Turquoise / Urban Office

  • 13:00 - 21 July, 2015
Turquoise / Urban Office
Turquoise / Urban Office, © Arthur Tintu
© Arthur Tintu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Șoseaua Cotroceni 34, București, Romania
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Lilian Captari, Iana Captari, Mirza Dana
  • Structural Engineering

    Incona, eng. M. Neacsu
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Arthur Tintu
© Arthur Tintu

Text description provided by the architects. We originally wanted to design a semi-buried building. After starting the project, a foundation was found at 4m depth and we had to lift up the building, but the solution to mask the ground floor remained.

© Arthur Tintu
© Arthur Tintu

So instead of building fences to the Street (sos.Cotroceni) we drew a long plant-holder which makes mediation between private space and public traffic. Apparently it remains only 1-st floor. This approach has given us various elements and connections with fences and gardens.

© Arthur Tintu
© Arthur Tintu

We got a game that takes strong tectonic line into the building’s composition. The idea of a building semi-visible, between urban gardens, helps to harmonize with the composition space of Botanic Garden downhill.


Turquoise is a color that is close to what we wanted originally (copper patina) and offers a refined game in the winter… where white parts and refractions are seen as snow cuts.

© Arthur Tintu
© Arthur Tintu

Vertical stereotomy is introduced to maintain building soberness. Although the building represents a sophisticated computer, we have prepared this building for various functions, which may change over the years without changing its architecture…

© Arthur Tintu
© Arthur Tintu

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