Palas Campus is an office building located on the Sf Andrei Street in Iasi, Romania, having 86.515 sqm construction area. The project is designed on an axis connecting Palatul Culturii and Bahlui River. Two main entrances of the building are located on this axis; one of them is from Sf. Andrei Street, the other one is from Buznea Street.
The main idea behind the design of the project is to break the dominant impact of its volume. Therefore, the building is fragmented as base and different blocks on top. The building is composed of 5 blocks which are placed on a 4-storey base. These blocks are designed in different heights in accordance with the city silhouette.
The building facade consists of three main layers. At the bottom, the ground floor, on which transparency is emphasized without claddings; above transparent layer there is three-storey base level designed in different-sized grids cladded with light travertine. At the top, no coating is used to make the building more transparent but bronze aluminum caps are used to give the building a vertical effect. These caps will be illuminated outside working hours and verticality of the facade will be emphasized.
In addition to these, the bridge that enables the transition between different blocks over the street axis, created at the entrance, is aimed to differentiate this part by covering it with wooden laths.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
The Palas Campus project produced in Building Information Modeling, not only in its concept process but also in the construction drawings stage coordinated with the all disciplines.
Palas Campus was built in compliance with the principles of the highest sustainability standards applicable to green buildings, being the only project in Romania that is in the double green certification process:
EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies)
LEED Platinium (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
The green terraces are arranged on the fourth floor. Palas Campus also benefits from over 1,200 photovoltaic panels mounted on the roof, with an installed power of 500 kWp.
Other green elements that support the sustainability of Palas Campus:
over 4,500 square meters of green spaces
over 200 planted trees and 7,000 shrubs
cycling tracks of almost 650 meters
around 500 bicycle spaces and six changing rooms with showers
16 charging stations for electric cars