Victoria Palace, Romania – Romanian Government HQ

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Romanian Government HQ – design by de Architekten Cie.

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de Architekten Cie. – Building information, Amsterdam

Jul 2007

de Architekten Cie. wins the extension of Victoria Palace, the HQ of the Romanian Government.

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It has just been announced that the Amsterdam based architect’s office “de Architekten Cie.” has won the international competition for the enlargement of the Victoria Palace in Bucharest, Romania. The jury, consisting of nine experts, judged the design of Branimir Medi? en Pero Puljiz to be the best of the six international entrants. After the completion of the extension the Palace ensemble will have almost been doubled in size from the existing 23.000 m2 to the now programmed 46.000 m2.

A New Ensemble
The extension of Victoria Palace integrates the existing and the new building into a harmonious and representative ensemble for the HQ of the Romanian government. The E-shaped layout of the new extension finishes the footprint of the existing building, organizing the new ensemble around two central courtyards.

Representing Romania
The extension is organized around a diagonal promenade connecting all floors and different thematic interior and exterior gardens. Each garden represents a different region of Romania. The governmental hall is temporarily positioned in the centre of the extension and is attached to the Stairs of Honour in the existing building.

As One Articulated Volume
The elevation is materialized in the same stone as the existing building, but with a random mix of polished and raw pieces. The abstract window pattern and appearance of the winter gardens further render the elegance of the façade. The harmony of the new ensemble mirrors the values of Romanian democracy for now and for the future.

Architects: de Architekten Cie., Branimir Mediæ, Pero Puljiz

Project Team: de Architekten Cie., Wessel Vreugdenhil, Bas Horsting, Alexander Sverdlov, Marie Rival, Pim van Wylick, Matthias Ismael, Marga Landheer-Moscovici, Leo de Jong

Structural engineers: Arup, Amsterdam
Joop Paul, Jaap Wiedenhoff

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Victoria Palace Romania design : de Architekten Cie.


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Profile de Architekten Cie.
de Architekten Cie. is an internationally active architectural firm with four partners: Pi de Bruijn, Frits van Dongen, Branimir Medi?, and Pero Puljiz. Its field of operation ranges from architectural assignments (e.g. new building projects, renovation and restoration work), urban and master planning to concept development, fundamental research and consultancy.

Employing a staff of approximately 100, de Architekten Cie. is a network-based organization in which various cultures and disciplines enrich one another. The firm operates at all stages of the process – research as well as design and construction – and is well equipped to carry projects through from start to finish. Performing on the cutting edge of commerce and art, de Architekten Cie. combines youthful dynamism with 30 years’ experience.

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