In March 2014, Tecto Arhitectura was appointed to design the new office building for HSR factory in Reci, Covasna, as the first large-scale project with CLT structure in south-east Europe. The main challenge was to create an office building for around sixty people that had to provide also a visual interface between two antagonistic spaces – an industrial platform used for production and a natural landscape with strong horizontal lines. The project purpose was to design a flag-ship two-storey office building with a massive timber structure (according to the Austrian and Romanian building regulations), that follows also the standards for Multi-Comfort criteria (according to the guidelines enlisted by Saint Gobain). Nevertheless, the project strategy was based on utmost ecological and long-term sustainability. The teamwork between Tecto Arhitectura, the client and the project partners aimed to create an office building typology based on ecological and long-term sustainability as a manifest project and consequently to establish it in the market-financed office building market.
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