arh. Daniel Nicolae Popescu, arh. George Suru, arh. Irina Stinghe, arh. Adela Voinea, arh. Andra Juganaru
- POPP &ASOCIATII - Structure - M.C. GENERAL CONSTRUCT - MEP - ALU GLASS TECHNIK - Facades
The site, located in the center of Bacau presented the structure of a building with S+P+2F built in 2008.
The project consisted in the consolidation of the structure and the addition of two new floors and a technical one. The challenge was to improve the unstructured existing urban space through the integration of the office building with an existing hotel and collective housing located nearby. On the floor ground, the project has a volumetric configuration that creates a dialogue with the street and the pedestrian space so that it offers a new space to the community through the modern interpretion of the portico.
The office building was always designed in relation with the existing hotel. The purpose of the two projects was to create a harmonious composition between the two and a strong symbiosis: the hotel has a vertical and a neutral façade whereas the office building has horizontal directions and black materials.
The office building has clean and straight lines with a strong tectonic presence, its uniqueness being achieved through the use of asymmetry.
The shell of the building is made of curtain walls and ventilated facades with black composite materials while the roof is terraced.
The building will resolve a tensioned situation in the currently built environment and will give a sense of coherence to the surrounding areas. Also, it provides additional public space for the city and its people.