In line with the company’s profile, the activities that need to be met
(office activity, reception, supply, storage and distribution) require
spaces of various natures and dimensions, which helped define
the major composition coordinates of the ensemble.
The important elements of the project focus on functional connections
between the building’s wings and areas.
The solution was a functional segregation
into a five storey volume for offices and related spaces, and a large
single storey volume for storage and shipping. A covered walkway
connects the two wings.
The two volumes are compact and can easily appear to be excessively
massive. Therefore, the need to reduce the construction’s impact
was one of the main reasons the office building was designed as a
succession of clear and opaque surfaces. This separates the volume,
in an ostentatious manner, into a robust inferior area, with an
equivalent ratio in the neighboring storage unit, and a transparent
one, covering the three upper floors. The relation and combination
of the materials selected for the façade finish provide a healthy
compensation for the simplicity of the volumes, generated by the
sterility of function.
This logistics center unfolds on an area of 24 000 square meters, on
a new site in the village of Corbeanca, on the outskirts of Balotesti.
The road leading up to the site starts from the DN1 national road. The
main entrance is marked by the office building, located on the long
side of the lot, parallel with the road.