Project „Expo 2000, phase III”
The modern office building is located at
“N.Y. Vaptsarov” Blvd. in Sofia and constitutes the third phase of the
ambitious development „Business complex „Expo 2000“. The Employer is "Åxpo
2000 Real Estate" EOOD and "Raiffeisen Property Holding
Bavaria Aircondition Engineering OOD
took part in the preparation of the building systems design and respective coordination of the design,
performed services for project management and site supervision for the works
for completion of the building and surrounding infrastructure, covering also
partial demolition of an existing building and execution of drilling wells
for use of groundwater energy.
The building has a total built-up area
of around 10 000 m2 and offers to its visitors modern conveniences, comfort
and security achieved by a luxury interior and functionality in the separation
of the areas, high quality of used construction materials and technologies for
execution of the installations and equipment in the offices, underground
parking with enough parking places, access control system and 24-hours security
and video monitoring.
Access to the building is provided on
one side from “N. Vaptzarov” boulevard and on the other – from “At. Dukov”
street. Due to its strategic location the complex offers accessibility by
private and public transport.
In terms of architecture Phase 3 of „Expo
2000“ consists of a high-rise 8-storey part of the building and a lower 3-storey
part. Modern architecture and dynamic silhouette contribute to the attractive
and representative appearance of the building.
The most distinguishing architectural
element of the building is the façade which combines three types: solid façade
with window openings, glazed façade and green facade.
The large console above the main entrance
is structurally secured via seven wound columns which are a distinctive feature
of the building.
Parts of the roof are executed as green
areas and the vegetation thereof is provided as facade greenery on the eastern
elevation of the lower part of the building and represents a visual connection
with the adjacent landscaping.
In terms of interior, the main entrance
to the offices is arranged as a lobby, with a two-storey height of about 7m. The
lobby combines high level standards for aesthetics and functionality by
implementation of two green walls, a reception desk with abstract shapes and
natural stone covering on the floor and the walls, and the proper location of
elevators, staircases and sanitary premises provides easy access even with
people with disabilities.
The office floors allow for a flexible
division of office spaces and natural lighting by providing an option for
separation at every 1.5m along the façade.
An important feature of the quality and
efficient construction of the building are the internal building installations.
The system for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning of Expo 2000, phase 3 relies
on geothermal water resources, a renewable and sustainable energy source used
efficiently via water to water heat pump. Additionally, internal areas are
provided with motion detectors for luminance control that also improve the
energy consumption values of the building. Finally, all systems are provided
with automatic control of their functionality via implemented building
On the territory of Expo 2000, phase 3 has
been established a cafe-restaurant with a capacity of 80 guests. Near the
business complex there are additional catering and accommodation facilities,
retail areas, sport and leisure amenities.
All materials used for construction
comply with the criteria for sustainable construction certification in terms of
energy efficiency, low level of dangerous emissions and are accompanied by the
respective declaration of conformity.
The building has been awarded with gold
certificates as per the standards of the sustainable development rating systems
LEED and DGNB accordingly.