A-class office buildings, commerce, services, pedestrian galleries and underground parking
The site for City Business Centre - Timişoara 700 Square - is situated at the edge of the old baroque citadel (the central district). The two office buildings (21, 200 sq m, 18m Euro) are parts of an ensemble of five buildings, main gallery, atriums etc. which will replace step by step the existing textile industry on a plot of 1.4 hectares.
The first building is characterised by an overlapping of functional layers, namely a basement with parking and technical spaces, the ground floor and the mezzanine dedicated to retail and services, the five floors and the penthouse for A-class offices.
The ample structure of concrete pillars with rigid steel armour and steel beams with openings up to 11 meters allow flexibility for the office spaces around the central nucleus.
The indirect artificial illumination of the glass lamellas according to different scenarios coordinated by the BMS system generates t'e orchestra of a dynamic pulsating skin. There are some striking 'spots" inside characterised by special atmospheres, such as the lobby with its 'glass pipe organ'.
After a year in function, the first building offered an economic reduction of around 40% less electricity consumption than estimated due to the intelligent system (BMS). The project has been awarded 'Green Building of the Year' offered by RoGBC and 'Office Building of the Year' by Europaproperty.com in 2009.