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Old December 9th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #141
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Romanian landmark building the Atheneum:



And the CEC Bank Palace:



And a few more close to it:

National Military House


University Library


BTW: Good job, Pescarush.
I wish more buildings like this would be built in Romania. I'm not too crazy with all the modern architecture. I understand the Romanian "desire" for modern, but take it from someone who has lived with "boxy" modern buildings most of his life here in the USA, they get old quick. Modern architecture lacks the soul that those more organic "older" buildings have, and if modern buildings are not properly maintained they look ugly fast.

Romania has wonderful traditional architecture. I would love to see some of the residential and business structures that are between two and ten stories built in the Brâncovenesc style with regional emphasis. Romanian regions have their own unique styles and it is a shame they are not being incorporated into new structures. There is enough variety in the country that most cities could develop their own style. I think that would do far more to beautify and give the country an architectural identity (like Italy has) than so many random modern cubist "Lego" blocks.

I do like modern architecture and there is lots of room for it too, but it has it's place. I've also notice a lot of people complaining that Romanian cities are ugly because of communist architecture. It is true that all the new modern buildings are beautiful(new) but all of Romania's buildings would be beautiful too... if they were properly maintained and cleaned.
Bucharest is not an ugly city, and neither are most other Romanians cities I have seen. (Come to America or go to London if you want to see ugly cities, but that look better because they are clean) The problem in Romania is cleanliness and maintenance. Even in residential areas too many homes are in terrible shape simply because there is no "culture" of upkeep. People don't take pride in the beauty of the place where they live(I assume because they would still rather live somewhere else)

I think if Romanians spent one tenth the money they are using building up the cities, on cleaning them, they would actually find themselves living in very beautiful cities. And if more traditional designs and architecture were incorporated, the cities would be even more beautiful and also more unique. (Modern architecture is not unique. Modern architecture is modern everywhere in the world.)

Anyway that's my two cents.
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Old December 9th, 2009, 09:41 AM   #142
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In 5 years from now, the population of large cities will grow significantly due to this phenomenon and the "metropolisation" of major urban areas. For example, Bucharest will grow at 2.5 million, Cluj, Timisoara, Constanta, Iasi at 0.5-0.7 million people aso.
Bucharest is now "officially" (according to INSSE) at 1.9 million without taking into account the urban sprawl taking place all around it.
5 years? In 5 years from now on another 1 million Romanians will have left in the west. Remember that the labour market restrictions for Romanian workers are only temporary...

Cluj county has 684K, Timis 659k. How could you ever say that Cluj-Napoca alone or Timisoara will have 500k-700k?! As regarding Bucharest we can figure out about its metropolitan area size by summing up the population of Bucharest+Ilfov county(where the residential areas are being built). The result is around 2.2 million inhabitants. So where is the population boom? On the contrary, Bucharest, in particular and Romania, in general have huge demographic problems.Metropolisation doesen't necesarily mean an increase of the population.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #143
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I do not agree with you for many other reasons (many Romanians coming back from Spain or Italy already due to the crisis, the extensive residential developments on the outskirts the big cities, which means there is an expectation of population growth in those cities), but I think this discussion should not be here. We can discuss it on the Romanian forum.

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Straulesti Evolution/Petrom City



The development area, comprising approximately 16.5 ha of land belonging to Raiffeisen evolution project development GmbH, is situated in the north of the city in the Straulesti area, a part of the city which is still predominantly industrial. As a result of the rapidly increasing land value in the Straulesti area industry has been gradually migrating to the outskirts of the city, opening up additional development space.
The site shall be developed in phases and provide new residential and office/commercial/retail space.




The former owner of the site, Petrom S.A., has retained another area of approximately 4 ha , on which Petrom City has been developed, which will house their headquarters (expected completion in summer 2010). Petrom City and Straulesti Evolution will complement each other.





An architectural ideas competition for the Strǎuleşti property, from which the internationally renowned architects Baumschlager-Eberle from Austria emerged as the winner, was held in October 2008. The draft of the master plan will be completed by Baumschlager-Eberle in the course of 2009.

Participants:

Anin Jeromin Fitilidis & Partner


Baumschlager-Eberle ZT GmbH


BEHF Ebner Hasenauer Ferenczy ZT GmbH


Caramel Architekten ZT GmbH


Massimiliano Fuksas architetto


Miralles Tagliabue EMBT


Trojan Trojan Wendt Architekten


YRM Architects



In the centre of the site, Petrom S.A.-the largest oil and gas producer in South-East Europe, the seller of the plot, is building its new headquarters.

Petrom City is composed of the buildings Data Center and Headquarters as well as the emblematic administration building - all arranged around Petrom Plaza. Cogeneration in an own power plant provides the entire power supply. Attached to this is a parking garage with about 1000 parking spaces. The corporate design of Petrom City is realized through three fundamental corporate identities of Petrom: Communication - Transparency - Environmental Sustainability.

architect: ajf.de
completion: 03.2010

Technical construction data:
Area: 42,350 m²
Data processing centre: U+GF+3 = 6.600 m²
Power station: GF = 1.700 m²
Administration Building: U+GF+4/5 = 53.800 m²
Above-ground garage: GF+2/3 = 23.200 m²
Underground garage: U = 3.200 m²
Headquarters: U+ GF+10 = 11.000 m²







Straulesti Evolution - winning project by Baumschlager-Eberle.

Plot Area: 110,000 m2
interior gross area: 420,000 m2
Condition: under development
Completion: 2017





Thanks Pescarush.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #144
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That interior pic looks promising
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Old December 15th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #145
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The National Stadium is 65% completed:

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Old December 16th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #146
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I do not agree with you for many other reasons (many Romanians coming back from Spain or Italy already due to the crisis, the extensive residential developments on the outskirts the big cities, which means there is an expectation of population growth in those cities), but I think this discussion should not be here. We can discuss it on the Romanian forum.

You are way too optimistic.
Here is a random article about those "jobless, poor, unhappy Romanians abroad" who desperately wish to return home...

http://www.zf.ro/zf-24/sociologul-du...imase-5181504/
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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #147
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There is a difference in tone in that article (as in between "mass return" and "return"). Also, let's bring data if we want to discuss realistically and not articles.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #148
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There is a difference in tone in that article (as in between "mass return" and "return"). Also, let's bring data if we want to discuss realistically and not articles.


Data on workers migration within EU is not available yet (for 2009). Maybe next year Eurostat will publish some statistics on that. Te only "reliable" sources we have today are the news. Altough at the beggining of the year the tabloid press senzationally announced that hundreds of thusands of Romanians from Spain and Italy will return back home, nothing has happend yet...and i personally dont't think this will ever happen.

First of all, the recession will be much bigger in Romania than in those countries. Economic problems are just beginning to start here. On the other hand, Western Europe is starting to recover slowly from the recession.

Secondly, altough many Romanians left the country for financial reasons, now that they saw the West they can see how huge differences between Romania and developed countries really are. Not to mention mentalities. Do you really believe that a Romanian who lives in Madrid will switch the metropolis for some poor village back in rural Romania?

It's not all about the money. Many immigrants took their chidren with them or even gave birth to them abroad . Bringing them back to the corupt and poor Romanian school system would be their last choice.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #149
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OK, can we move ontopic now?

PS: I know personally a lot of Romanians who returned from Italy and Spain and if we are to speak in journalistic language, there have been reports of Romanians returning from abroad, not many, but a lot returned (we actually have had one example on SSC). We'll witness though the same phenomenon that happened with the Spanish or Italian emigrants to Germany who eventually returned to Italy and Spain in about 5-10 years. That's why all people who went abroad build sumptuous houses in Romania and you see them springing up across most villages in Romania.

I say we move this discussion here.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #150
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Crystal Tower (location: Iancu de Hunedoara intersection with Caderea Bastiliei)







This is one of the 2 or 3 highrise business areas emerging in Bucharest consisting of 8-10 highrise buildings of 17-25 storeys.
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Old December 16th, 2009, 11:59 PM   #151
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And a collage of some of the new buildings in Bucharest by Commodore:

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Old December 17th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #152
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@Crystal Tower - too bad the location isn't the best. Would've been a great addition to the Victoriei cluster if it was closer to the square.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:10 AM   #153
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Orhideea Towers
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architect: BEHF & Architect Service
developer: Europolis

Inspired by the flower Orchid, the "H" shaped gracious 85 meters high tower is a quality class A 20 floor office environment. Clothed in a smooth glass for high levels of thermal and noise insulation, the Orhideea Towers project is detailed to enhance the cityscape of Bucharest while flooding office floors with natural light.

The towers are built on 1.3m planning grid that allows efficient subdivision for cellular offices while offering densities of up to 10 m2 per person in open plan configuration for maximum efficiency in energy and space occupancy. The building also offers three underground levels for garage and technical rooms, 565 parking places, 12 high speed elevators, on a total rental area of 43.000 sq m, with cafeteria, restaurant with terrace, retail spaces.

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Old December 20th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #154
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The building is approved. More renders:

Of the area:

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 05:35 PM   #155
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Some updates on one of the largest shopping centers U/C now in Bucharest (Bucharest already has 13 malls and shopping centers and 3 more U/C):

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Over €30 million are being spent on improving the area’s infrastructure to ensure swift access to the site, including a new three-lane highway leading to the center. The transport concept also foresees a brand new bus and tram station providing the majority of Bucharest’s residents easy access to The Colosseum.

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PUZ for first class European style shopping center approved on August 1st 2009 – More than 70 percent of the first phase leased out – Anchor tenants: Carrefour, Flanco, LeroyMerlin.


A spectacular shopping and entertainment center will be created in Bucharests Sector 1: The Colosseum Shopping Centre & Retail Park will comprise 140,000 square meters of covered retail space, with more than 480 shops and 8,500 parking spaces as well as 58,000 square meters of Retail Park. The construction works will start in autumn this year on the site of 620,000 sqm in Sos. Chitilei. Building contracts for the Retail Park have been signed with Bouygues, one of the largest international contractors, and work will commence in October 2009.

In the first phase of construction, a retail park will be built - with units ranging from 1,500 sqm to 19,500 sqm on a leasing area of 58,000 square meters. More than 70 % of the retail park is already leased out. Among the tenants are well-known brands such as Carrefour hypermarket, a Flanco store, Altex and a DIY-market of Leroy Merlin.

Upgrade of traffic infrastructure
The investment volume for the whole project will exceed 350 million Euro and is being placed by the company Nova Imobiliare, an English company. Currently Nova Imobiliare is in negotiations with major Romanian and international banks, who are interested in financing the project. The investor of The Colosseum will spend an additional amount of 30 million Euro to improve the surrounding roads and public transport. Upon completion of the Colosseum the upgraded infrastructure will be donated to the community so that all inhabitants will benefit from this development. A modern traffic solution will offer a cosy access to the shopping center. Additionally a bus station and a tram station will be located within the center. More than 2.03 million inhabitants live in the catchment area of 60 minutes.
http://www.thecolosseum.ro/en/

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Pireus Bank HQs:



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Some older projects:





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Cathedral Plaza enters cladding phase:









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Nusco Tower:

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