J8 Office Park opens in Bucharest

J8 Office Park, Portland Trust’s latest project in Bucharest, has opened in Romania.

The 46,000m2 NLA scheme is in Bucharest’s 1st District, in the north of the city, and comprises two separate and self-contained, eight-floor office buildings set over a shared two-level basement.

The buildings are set in a beautifully landscaped environment designed to create semi-public spaces of human scale with an attractive and relaxing atmosphere.

The offices have U-shaped floorplans, with centrally positioned, double-height entrance lobbies facing the shared landscaped zone between the buildings. The floorplates are flexible and can be sub-divided to provide four tenancies per floor, as required.

The ground level includes 3,000m2 of amenities such as retail, restaurants and a gym, which provide convenient services for the everyday needs of office staff and nearby residents. These activities also help the project engage with the local community and create an attractive streetscape.

The development is targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating for both office buildings. The project is conceived as highly energy-efficient, reducing ongoing running costs for the tenants. The construction incorporates recycled material sourced from the site and the buildings have been specified with responsibly sourced materials.

The technical specifications make J8 one of the first of a new generation of office buildings, featuring high volumes of fresh air and ventilation, UV-C disinfection and HEPA filtration to ensure a healthy internal environment, as well as touch-free smart lifts, motion sensor taps and no-touch light controls. The building is designed to achieve WELL ® accreditation for user wellbeing.

High-quality landscaping and well-lit parking garages create a welcoming and safe environment for all users, with contactless technology from the moment of entry. The landscape is based on the main planning grid and develops a pixellation theme, reflecting the digital industries targeted as the key tenants.

Chapman Taylor designed this high-specification and sustainable new office development on behalf of Portland Trust and ARES Management Corporation. The project will host the national headquarters of a gaming industry leader, Ubisoft, which has leased a total of 28,000m2, including the entire space in one of the two buildings.

If you would like to take a virtual tour of the innovative complex, please click here.

The buildings are set in a beautifully landscaped environment designed to create semi-public spaces of human scale with an attractive and relaxing atmosphere.

The offices have U-shaped floorplans, with centrally positioned, double-height entrance lobbies facing the shared landscaped zone between the buildings. The floorplates are flexible and can be sub-divided to provide four tenancies per floor, as required.

The ground level includes 3,000m2 of amenities such as retail, restaurants and a gym, which provide convenient services for the everyday needs of office staff and nearby residents. These activities also help the project engage with the local community and create an attractive streetscape.

The development is targeting a BREEAM Outstanding rating for both office buildings. The project is conceived as highly energy-efficient, reducing ongoing running costs for the tenants. The construction incorporates recycled material sourced from the site and the buildings have been specified with responsibly sourced materials.

The technical specifications make J8 one of the first of a new generation of office buildings, featuring high volumes of fresh air and ventilation, UV-C disinfection and HEPA filtration to ensure a healthy internal environment, as well as touch-free smart lifts, motion sensor taps and no-touch light controls. The building is designed to achieve WELL ® accreditation for user wellbeing.

High-quality landscaping and well-lit parking garages create a welcoming and safe environment for all users, with contactless technology from the moment of entry. The landscape is based on the main planning grid and develops a pixellation theme, reflecting the digital industries targeted as the key tenants.

Chapman Taylor designed this high-specification and sustainable new office development on behalf of Portland Trust and ARES Management Corporation. The project will host the national headquarters of a gaming industry leader, Ubisoft, which has leased a total of 28,000m2, including the entire space in one of the two buildings.

If you would like to take a virtual tour of the innovative complex, please click here.

Design Concept

Portland Trust commissioned British sculptor Colin Spofforth to create a piece of public art in the entrance courtyard. The resulting stainless-steel sculpture is named “Pajura”, which means “eagle” in Romanian and is also the name of the district in which J8 is sited. The eagle sculpture emerges from the pixellated landscape, transforming into a graceful and powerful symbol, the surface reflecting the sky and the surrounding buildings.

Chapman Taylor was the lead architect for this high-specification and sustainable new office development, working for Portland Trust and ARES Management Corporation. Other key consultants were Cundall, Western Outdoor, Allied, UTCB and Optim Project Management. The main contractor was Bog’Art. The project will host the national headquarters of a gaming industry leader, Ubisoft, which has leased a total of 28,000m2, including the entire space in one of the two buildings.

If you would like to take a virtual tour of the innovative complex, please click here.

Igor Bergmann (Ing. Arch.)

副董事, 布拉格

Igor joined Chapman Taylor’s Prague studio in 2000 and is responsible for key projects in the wider region, primarily for projects in Romania.

He has completed several major office projects in Prague and Bucharest, as well as retail and leisure centres in Romania.

Igor has extensive experience throughout all design stages and also as the client’s representative, monitoring design quality and making regular site inspections during the construction stages.

Areas of expertise:

Office / Masterplan / Design

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