Bringing back to life historical monuments – A fresh breath of air for our glorious constructions

Bringing back to life historical monuments - A fresh breath of air for our glorious constructions

During the past decades we witnessed a significant development on the local market, by bringing “back to life” historical monuments. All these buildings make themselves remarkable by their unicity of construction and the architectural elements, details, and tones.

We see an attractive purpose of the private sector when purchasing old buildings, restoring, and renovating them. Many constructions that were almost ruined and almost collapsed are now modern residential or office buildings, retail spaces, or even mixed-use locations. We are more than proud to be able to take part in these developments and see how an emblematic building raises and glows again.

Our main target when starting a project like this is to keep the facades as built in the past and giving each building a fresh breath. We are truly proud to see all the projects we have been a part of transformed into impressive locations where the architectural style remains intact.

We are happy to share that in 2023 we worked within two massive projects that we guarantee to be breath-taking when finished. Vila Tomescu and Stirbei Palace became part of our portfolio, and we could not be happier.

Hagag Projects (H Victoriei 109 and H Victoriei 139), Campineanu 2, Magazinul Bucuresti, National Museum of History and Dumbrava Rosie are a few historical buildings that developed under our supervision and project management services. All of them are located in the near zone of Victoriei and we performed an incredible partnership with each developer.

How can we see more and more historical buildings renovated and brought back to life? One simple answer: professionalism, dedication and implication!

Simply the best – Outstanding night at this year’s CIJ Awards Romania

What an evening at the CIJ Awards Romania! The elite of real estate professionals came out to enjoy a great evening of networking, awards, live music and amazing quality of food. In this year’s 16th edition of the competition, over 280
nominations were submitted from the best, most distinguished projects on the market and from top companies and service providers operating in the real estate sector.

“The 16th CIJ Awards Romania was something special this year, with the highest entry of nominations since inception, proving Romania is a fantastic country to do business, invest and develop in, I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of Romania, I believe it is a great country with continued great potential,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO/Editor-in-Chief, CIJ EUROPE.

The winners of the competition were selected in a four-stage voting jury committee process, these being a selected jury committee of 30 recognised experts from the real estate, investment, architectural and construction industries. The fourth stage of the jury process was online voting from CIJ Readers. This year’s auditor came from the international and professional tax partner TPA.

The winners of each individual categories also advance as nominations for the Best of the Best CIJ HOF (Hall of Fame) Awards in 2024. The Hall of Fame Awards is the climax to the CIJ Awards series, pitting the winning projects and companies from around Central & Eastern Europe against each other to determine who the Best of the Best really are.

A big thank you goes out to our Jury Committee Members this year, the CIJ readers and a fantastic list of the best companies supporting this year’s CIJ Awards Romania. About CIJ Awards Romania: The CIJ Awards Romania, now in its 16th year, recognises and celebrates projects, transactions, companies, as well as teams that excelled over the past year. Nominations are judged on a multidisciplinary basis.

About CIJ EUROPE: For almost 29 years, CIJ EUROPE has been reporting on new projects, properties, transactions and development initiatives, while also providing commentaries and detailed analyses of the market, statistics and information on the latest trends in Northern, Central and Eastern Europe and in the international real estate development community. It presents interviews with the people who shape the industry, influential politicians, and key  officials who decide on planning and public tenders. It is an important and reliable source of information about the development, property and construction industry in CEE and Europe.


Skanska: Equilibrium 2 obtains the highest Access4you certification level in Romania

In August 2023, the Equilibrium 2 office building was granted the Access4you Silver certification. This rating is a recognition of the fact that the project developed by Skanska meets the accessibility needs of wheelchair users, the elderly, individuals with specific mobility requirements, people with strollers, visually impaired, hard of hearing and people with cognitive impairments.

Access4you is an international certification that assesses the built environment and provides detailed and reliable accessibility information about the audited buildings, to people living with mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities.

For 12 years now in Romania, Skanska has been creating spaces with a positive impact on communities, seamlessly integrated into the local environment, open to the public, and easily accessible to everyone. Equilibrium 2 is Skanska’s newest development in Bucharest, already LEED Platinum certified and recently audited by Access4you, achieving the highest level of certification in Romania. Whether it’s individuals with reduced mobility, those facing visual or hearing challenges, or those with special cognitive needs, Equilibrium 2 offers access and communication solutions so that visitors and residents feel safe, welcomed, and respected.

The second building of the Equilibrium complex, perfectly located near a variety of public transportation options and with numerous accessible entryways and indoor features, is ready to bring together businesses that will form an open, inclusive community strongly connected in every aspect of the environment.

According to the National Authority for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in March 2023, there were over 75,000 people with various disabilities in Bucharest, along with the category of elderly individuals who often require attention and facilities to ease their mobility. Being the only building in Romania with an Access4you Silver certification, Equilibrium 2 thus becomes an area accessible to a significant number of individuals with special needs.