Nestled in Bucharest’s pulsating heart, Millo Office Building, a more than 12,000m2 premium office complex, is a beacon of architectural innovation and functionality. This state-of-the-art structure, harmonizing sleek design with technological prowess, boasts a façade that appears to expand outwards from a rational, flawless grid.
Located in the business district known as Sector Zero, this dynamic building, exemplifying a convergence of modernity and functionality, is an important part of the regeneration of the capital and is one of a series of projects designed to give a new lease of life to the city center.
Designed by the highly regarded Romanian practice, ADNBA, the Millo Office Building expresses a mixture of references, from a contemporary interpretation of the soaring New York skyscrapers of the 1930s to the local architectural style that evokes the Art Deco allure of the nearby iconic Telephone Palace.
Ascending boldly amidst the city’s silhouette, the Millo Office Building reshapes Bucharest’s skyline
Ascending boldly amidst the city’s silhouette, the Millo Office Building reshapes Bucharest’s skyline, etching its presence as a beacon of innovation. Its sleek contours and aesthetic captivate the eye, drawing admiration and curiosity from afar.
It was, though, rather a complex project in terms of both its concept and construction, with Italian company Mirage not only supplying ceramic tiles but also providing technical and operational support. One of the most prominent challenges involved the use of porcelain stoneware panels to create the monumental façade. No less than six different machining operations were utilized, including waterjet cutting, drilling custom holes, miter cuts on the edges at variable angles and digital coloring.
Italian company Mirage not only supplied ceramic tiles but also providedl technical and operational support
Norr, the collection chosen for the project, in sizes 60×120 cm and 120×120 cm with a thickness of two centimeters, has an irregular grain and was used for both the main façade and the loggia on the ninth and top floors. More than 14,000 panels of 400 different kinds were created, along with the 60×60 cm tiles for the raised floors on the terraces.
A visual spectacle, casting an enchanting allure over Bucharest, the biggest challenge on the Millo Office Building was the articulated stereotomy of the columns and the half-landings, and the need to manage a large number of machining operations. However, by working in tandem with Mirage, the client avoided the need to cut and adapt the panels on-site, at the same time achieving much quicker installation by using techniques such as waterjet cutting, typically adopted for porcelain stoneware, and a very precise level of detail and aesthetics.