Bartolomeu Housing, Brasov, Romania
This large scale development is one of the first of its size in this city of 300,000 residents. Brasov is located 100 miles north of Bucharest in the Transylvania region and is a popular destination for weekenders as well as new technology businesses. The project consists of 1, 000,000 square feet with 700 units of housing, retail and aquatic center. The primary vehicle for the project was to balance the shear size of the complex with the need to provide a variation in the apartment typology. This is achieved by creating various housing components that are woven together; a long bar building that contains apartments and parking; terraced housing with parking; and the apartment tower that also contains residential flats. The concept offers alternative levels of housing for different lifestyles, while not overwhelming the market with the same type of units.