After some experience in other countries the studio went to Romania, in theory as a consultants on a large residential project in the center of Bucharest, but in the end fully immersed in the project, in close collaboration with the local studio involved.
Unfortunately the red tape involved with building regulations is an obstacle common in all cultures, and here a planning model was still in place which, though coherent, predetermined the designs of buildings and their volumes. Constrained by these limitations, the project was undertaken with serious restrictions.
The buildings are set in an urban area run down by chaotic construction in the second half of the 20th century, in the immediate area, though adjacent lie the great areas of well-designed 19th-century Bucharest.
This circumstance led to a focus on the homes’ views over the residential complex itself, with the exception of those in the tower, with magnificent views over Lake Herastrau and the city center.
The experience represented a great challenge, due to the difficulties posed by working in a country with a developing industrial sector, and served to introduce us into a market in which we have worked intensively in recent years.
Aside from other considerations, the project is a well-known residential construction in Romania, and has made its mark as an urban achievement.