The site for the future Dobrun Center is located in the central area of the city, in the immediate vicinity of the Theater Market, outside the medieval fortress wall. The land, with a total area of 7.645sqm, consists of two plots with surfaces of 5.846sqm and 1.799sqm respectively, located on both sides of Radu Stanca street. On the southeast and northeast, the land is bounded by the streets of Dobrun and Beraria. The plot with an area of 5,846 square meters represents the former site of the beer factory demolished in 2004.
The area in which the field under study is located constitutes an existing parcel in the "extra muros" area, intended for production areas (food industry - beer factory, Dobrun bread factory) and living in dwelling units with a height regime mainly P + 2 (alignment on the southeastern side of Dobrun street, opposite to the studied land).
The site incorporates two parcels showing a difference of about 7m between the lowest and the highest point.
By Decision no. 191, regarding the approval of the PUD documentation, adopted by the Local Council of Sibiu, the coefficients for the use of the land will have the values of POT = 80% and CUT = 4.00. The maximum height will be 22.50m above the reference level.
Both the authorities and the residents noticed the problem of this abandoned and unexplored area and wanted a revitalization and a cosmeticisation that would bring the area's potential all the time and would be a center of interest for the community and tourists.
The initial goal was to create a conference space to provide accommodation and offices and continuous exploitation. The necessity of these spaces has created the opportunity to develop the entire public space and create commercial and loisir spaces both for residents and for tourists.
Following the analysis of the neighborhoods and the architectural style specific to the city of Sibiu, a concept for the new complex was set out to raise the potential of the area. The existing built-up area, the immediate vicinity of the Historic Center, the street tram and the proposed building destination, are elements which were considered in the implementation of the Center.
The new complex consists of a theater, hotel, commercial center and cinema, commercial spaces and offices, the info point for turists with coffe shop, exhibition and conference center and also 470 parking places in a 4-storey underground garage.
The proposed assembly started from the plot of 7.645 sqm, but the analysis of the entire complex has expanded so that coordination and integration of the existing neighborhoods can be achieved.
The study expanded beyond Corneliu Coposu Boulevard on the former lot of the 90 Barrack which was demolished in 1986 and where the proposed Conference and Exhibition Center was thought as a symbol building for the city of Sibiu. Referral to the past history is done visually, by fingerprinting the building with the image of the old town map. At the same time, considering the street tram and the morphology of an urban batch of the old part of the city, it was desired to create a “fractured” volumetry that would fit into the existing and appear less intrusive. The “bright alleys” bring daylight to the interior spaces. They also recall the picturesque passages of old Sibiu.
The volume of the theater evokes the silhouette of the roofs from the old town. Entrance from the bridge connecting the Convention Center, is done at the upper level through a similar opening with that of the old skylights.
The Turist Information Center, whose shape symbolizez a book that opens, can accommodate various functions which differ from season to season. In the whole market is distinguished as a core of information, orientation and cultural distribution.
The site for the proposed assembly will have a planted area of 340 square meters, relative to the total surface of 7,645 square meters, representing 5%. Outside these areas will be provided green terraces and gardening arrangements so as to use the maximum potential of the loisir areas.
Considering that the land is abandoned and can be an outbreak of infection, the intervention proposed by this Center is salutary. Another positive feature is the location of goods and services near residential areas – a concept known as ‘mixed-use development’. Co-locating homes with theater, shops and office spaces not only encourages people to get out, but it also reduces travel time between activities, in turn decreasing stress, pollution and traffic.
Dobrun Square Center will function in harmony with the current Theater Market which will be designed as an urban space for the benefit of both residents and tourists who visit the city.