Jandarmeriei Masterplan

  • Client : undisclosed
  • Year : 2015

Design for Arxtudio with Arch. Razvan Puchici, Arch. Ioana Moanga, Arch. Alexandru Muntean from Studio Est and Arch. Calin Lambrache

Located in the North parte of Bucharest across the street from a dense forest, our project takes advantage of the free space and the nature present on and around the site. The main challenge was to propose just the right balance of density and green space to ensure all the apartments receive direct sunlight. To make this possible we organized the compound into 3 long bars that are bent to allow light and greenery in. Using 6 simple modules we managed to achieve an organic looking compound which steers away from the usual monotonous solution of isolated buildings spread on a grid.

The parking and main car circulation are moved in the underground – directly connected to the staircases and elevators – while leaving the ground floor open for parks, ponds and greenery.

In order to create a safe, intimate, open and green space for residents to enjoy the ground floor plan is organized in a series of interconnected courtyards creating intimate spaces for the residents. This has been achieved by taking out some of the ground floor apartments to create pedestrian passages. To the north there will be a public square formed by a bend of the apartment buildings where the shops, pharmacy and kindergarten are located. This space has its own surface parking connected to the main road and can also host the bus stop.

Other facilities include two playgrounds, one swimming pool and one sports yard. Besides the greenery there will also be three ponds that will be part of a gray-water treatment system and will also collect rain water.

There are a number of 746 apartments in 3 building segments, one for each development phase. Total area – 88 900 sqm.