Our proposal’s aim is to make people an active part of the building’s life, by exploring it, by being seen and by simply coming together, breeding a sense of tolerance, awareness, identity and mutual respect.
We wished to encapsulate the Romanian history, from Dacian times to present day, so we decided upon an urban oriented architectural action, in the sense of adjusting to history a desired view of the present. Everything is arranged around a central elliptical walkway elevated above the ground, that connects the four wings of the building, tracing a space similar to an arena that untangles the visuals towards the battle described below by the Trajan’s column replica.
The structural system is comprised of pre-stressed reinforced concrete walls and floor slabs, built surrounding the courtyard, and supported by slab foundations. The excavations will reach a 20 meters depth using a top-down system. The suprastructure is built using 4 reinforced concrete cylinders, that also hold the main vertical access, as points in witch 3 metal walkways at the first, second and roof level are held without any intermediary support.
Location:Bucharest - Romania