Olimpia Business Center, Cluj-Napoca

Status: built
Year: 2006
Program: offices
Place: Cluj-Napoca
Project area: 6.810 sqm
Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir


We designed an efficient plan layout, bringing innovation for the three-story parking area – two vehicle elevators from Otis. We kept our building beneath the high-rise lower limit so that we wouldn’t use unnecessary space with another vertical circulation joint. Ambitious and stubborn, we wanted to be the first studio in Cluj to use a ventilated facade system made out of ceramic plates. The main entrance is marked by a slit right above it, which extends through the whole height of the building. The window ribbons and the alternating two-colored ceramic tiles suggest that no matter how serious the situation is, there is always a little space left for playing. Simple tricks made this building elegant: a high-tech canopy, an entrance hall dressed up in stone and wood, abundant in artificial light provided by some default Zumtobel lighting sources. Our office is located on the second floor of this building.

Media: Breeam Awards, 2016 | OART Architectural Awards Exhibition 2007

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