Floreasca City Center

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Floreasca City Center
Sky Tower Bucharest - panoramio.jpg
Floreasca SkyTower, July 2015
General information
StatusComplete
Typeoffice, conference, restaurant, retail
LocationBarbu Văcărescu Street, Bucharest, Romania
Coordinates44°28′42″N 26°6′14″E / 44.47833°N 26.10389°E / 44.47833; 26.10389Coordinates: 44°28′42″N 26°6′14″E / 44.47833°N 26.10389°E / 44.47833; 26.10389
Construction started2008
Completed2013
OpeningApril 2011 (FCC Office)
October 10, 2012 (SkyTower, Office Wing)
October 2013 (Promenada mall)[1]
CostUS$ 250,000,000
OwnerRaiffeisen Property Holding International
Height
Roof137 m (449 ft)
Technical details
Floor count37 (5 basement floors)
Floor area214,000 m2 (2,300,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators10
Design and construction
Main contractorOctagon Contracting & Engineering S.A.[2]

Floreasca City Center is a multi-functional center with a shopping and entertainment complex as well as two office buildings in Bucharest. Floreasca City Center consists of a center for shopping, entertainment and business. The gross area amounts to approx. 214,000 m² with rentable area of approx. 120,000 m² and more than 2,000 parking places. It is the tallest building in Romania, with shopping-mall, entertainment, retail and offices. Located in Floreasca, an urban district and residential area in the northeast of Bucharest, SkyTower is close to another Raiffeisen evolution project, the Oracle Tower.

Construction works[edit]

Funding obtained from Raiffeisen Bank International was about €95.5-million.[3] The project was constructed in stages.

Stage I : SkyTower[edit]

Located between two of Bucharest's arterial roads, Calea Floreasca and Barbu Văcărescu street, SkyTower is the second office building is designed as a high-rise building with a height of 137 m. With 37 upper floors and 5 basement floors (gross floor area approx. 78,000 m²), this Tower is the highest building in Bucharest. A restaurant and conference rooms are situated in the two uppermost floors. The facade of the Tower has an oblong structure over 4 floors with transparent, translucent and opaque areas. In the uppermost floors the facade opens up and becomes entirely transparent.

The ground floor features a generous entrance lobby, hosting reception and security desk and provides access to the upper floors via the security filter accessible by electronic card. The vertical access is ensured by ten elevators, out of which five are low-rise (up to the 18th floor) and five are high-rise (up to the 36th floor).

Each regular office floor is designed to host open space offices with afferent toilets and connections ready for installing the kitchenettes, accommodating up to 60 working stations, benefiting from a specially designed meeting area.

On June 6, 2012, SkyTower has reached the 36th floor and became the tallest building in Romania. The topping out ceremony was held on June 28, 2012.

Stage II : Office Wing[edit]

The Office Wing, an office building with 7 floors and a polygonal ground plan (gross floor area approx. 26,000 m²) floats above the shopping mall. This structure features a transparent light glass façade. In the floor connecting the structure with the mall, there is a fitness centre which has a direct exit to the generous open space on the roof of the shopping mall.

Stage III : Promenada mall[edit]

The shopping and entertainment center has a gross floor area of approx. 110,000 m² and is divided into 3 basement floors with approx. 1,300 parking spaces and 3 upper floors with sales areas (ground floor and 1st upper floor) as well as a food court and a cinema center in the 2nd upper floor.

The mall received from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Buildings the "Gold" certificate issued according to OGNI/DGNB standards.[4] Completion of Promenada shopping center, which will house about 120 shops, was finished in the late 2013. More than 50% of the space has been leased to internationally renowned retailers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forbes Romania. "Promenada Mall va fi gata in 2013" (in Romanian).
  2. ^ Floreasca City Center SRL – Octagon
  3. ^ "SkyTower, the tallest building in Romania, risen «on debt»", B365.ro
  4. ^ "The first developments of Floreasca City Center will be fully operational this year", Bursa construcțiilor

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