More projects that contribute to smarter cities, integrated in a clear, long-term urban strategy, are needed in Romania. Because we all aim for a smart economy, smart mobility, a smart environment, smart people, smart living and smart governance, says Decor Floor, regional leader in commercial flooring, in a discussion with BUCHAREST REAL ESTATE CLUB.
“This formula can transform Bucharest in a European capital, able to keep up with both new generations and latest technologies”, says Octavian Moroianu, Managing Partner at Decor Floor, regional leader in commercial floors. In his opinion, Bucharest still needs experienced investors and developers with expertise in complex architectural projects with features to improve the quality of life in the city.
The real estate developers on the local market are showing an increasingly large interest for investments in modern office buildings. This is why, today we live in a European capital where most of the buildings are Class A certified and two of them are rated among top ten greenest LEED certified office buildings in the world: Business Garden Bucharest C and Business Garden Bucharest B. These are projects where Decor Floor supplied and delivered floor finishes from its portfolio.
In the last 15 years, Decor Floor CEE became a major player in the commercial flooring segment and a trustworthy partner in the real estate market. With a total turnover of EUR 10 mil. in 2020, Decor Floor delivered more than 150.000 sq m of raised access floor systems for the most iconic office buildings in Bucharest, such as Globalworth Campus C, Țiriac Tower, Equilibrium Phase 1 by Skanksa and One Tower @ Floreasca City. Its target for 2021 is to contract a minimum of 120.000 sq m. of raised access floor systems.
They say that an extremely important element for success consists in providing premium services and products for both local companies and for corporations on the local market as well. ”If we were to speak in terms of square meters, let’s say for carpet, most probably the number would be around 145.000 sq m delivered in 2020 for tenants like PWC, NTT Data Romania, Royal Canin | Mars, and RPHI” Octavian Moroianu says.
One of their major projects, implemented during 2020-2021, is Țiriac Tower. Located in the heart of the city, for this project Decor Floor delivered and installed 12.800 sq m of raised access floor, 3.500 sq m of ceramic tiles and 900 sq m of ventilated facades, mechanically fixed to the building using a metallic structure, duly designed and checked, on which the external face in porcelain tiles is installed.
”This is an important step forward that will allow us access the ventilated facades segment with more confidence. Today, we have projects signed under letters of intention for more than 25.000 sq m of ventilated facades, forecasted to be completed during 2021 – 2022”, concluded the Managing Partner of Decor Floor, Octavian Moroianu.