AN EXCLUSIVE OFFICE BUILDING WITH SUSTAINABLE WORK ENVIRONMENT AT TOP BUSINESS LOCATION
GOLDLINE is a project which is unique in Bulgaria. This boutique business building received one of the highest ratings in the country, according to the international standards in terms of sustainable development. The investors are two brothers who have dedicated their lives to the mountains and winter sports. They perceive a personal challenge – the creation of an example for complete symbiosis between the modern corporate requirements, society and the environment. This smart building is inspired by some world-famous pioneers in the field of environmentally friendly constructions with zero emission footprint such as P.U.C. – San Francisco, The Edge – the Netherlands, Energy Academy Europe – Denmark, etc.
Similar systems are available in some of the modern office buildings in Bulgaria, however, those have never been offered as a complex solution in the local market until now. To obtain no compromises in each building’s element are selected the world leaders in the respective field: the main executive company is MARKAN; the facade systems are provided by Schüco; the glass is produced by Saint-Gobain; the elevators are produced by OTIS, etc.
The emblematic building facade features a combination of basalt and glass. The golden elements emphasize the main motif of the building: “Goldline”. The special style interior has flexible space allocation and meets fully the requirements of demanding companies. The size of areas is coordinated with the market needs and each tenant feels significant.
The rooftop solar power station, innovative technologies and latest thermal insulation systems create efficiency values for the business centre GOLDLINE which are similar to the ones of passive buildings where almost all of the energy needs are covered by renewable sources.
Maximum use of natural light, high-quality sound insulation elements, individual temperature comfort settings and fresh air with multi-level treatment: this will provide complete satisfaction even to the most exacting standards.
The top floor of the building offers panoramic zone for contact with the urban environment and unique view to the mountains around the capital city of Bulgaria.
GOLDLINE together with several neighbouring office buildings represents one of the most bustling business zones in Bulgaria. It’s located at the intersection of the main city road in Sofia – Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd. and Yerusalim Street. The property features excellent visibility and direct vehicle access. There is no need to face one-way streets in order to gain access from all directions. One of the most popular commercial centres in the city – The Mall – is located very close to the building entrance. There is a metro station of Line 1 several minutes away by foot as well. Underground and ground-level parking spaces are also available.
Boutique business building with sustainable development with no negative influence over the environment
BREEAM certificate for sustainable development with “Excellent” rating.
Sustainable development and long-term utilization of used assets with no negative influence over the environment. This is confirmed by certificate according to the British standard BREEAM with Excellent rating. The certificate shows not only the overall investor responsibility but that of the potential tenants towards the society and nature.
Inspired by the world-famous pioneers in the field of environmentally friendly constructions with zero emission footprint, this smart building is an example for complete symbiosis between the modern corporate requirements, society and the environment.
Sustainable work environment – feeling of harmony and confidence for the future.
Until recently the term “office building” was often associated as: cold and harsh areas of metal and glass; closed and isolated spaces; place for work and nothing more but telephone buzzling and keyboard noises. The mission of GOLDLINE is to change such perception completely. The building should be more than just décor – impressive and striking, but completely insensate. The healthy workspace where the Individual has own nook of cosiness for social communication give a feeling of balance and confidence for the future. It is namely that feeling would be hard to find without the unconditional harmony with nature and a new and different attitude of business towards the surrounding environment.
“High-tech management systems, precise architectural and technological details that have never been offered as a complex solution in the local market until now.”
Personal commitment and belief that the business should take care of the environment.
Since GOLDLINE investors have strong belief that the business should focus its attention to maximum environmental protection therefore all the building elements, facilities and applied systems comply with Energy Class A+ or better.
The building is designed to provide compliance with the highest requirements of companies in the field of IT, BPO, pharmaceuticals, etc. There are flexible schemes developed for every need: open spaces or partitioning into individual offices and halls. In relation to all of these variations the building systems (air-conditioning, ventilation, BMS, video monitoring, power supply, networks and communications, open facade elements, etc.) operate perfectly and no modifications are necessary.
The rectangular shape of the building provides opportunity for easy adaptation of physical spaces to the functional requirements and specifications of individual lessees. The offices are designed with raised floors and ceiling grids which provide adaptive solution for future installations upgrades. Achieving minimum clear height of 285 cm in the workspaces meets the tenants’ most high expectations while providing maximum comfort for employees. Ensuring the good atmosphere and discreet environment in the office the floors, walls and ceilings have insulation elements and noise-absorbing materials which block the occurrence of intrusive noises.
Very often the need of branding the office buildings with a large number of different logos of lessee companies literally leads to destruction of façade’s architectural aesthetics. For the first time in Bulgaria a huge 30 squire meters high-resolution LED display unites with the modern exterior design. The impressive multimedia and messages will be visualized in front of an audience of millions of people in one of the highest-profile areas in Sofia.
A key element of the building is the luxurious interior of the common spaces. The design of these areas is subjected to the general philosophy and architectural image of GOLDLINE: cosiness within the dynamic environment of the city and complete harmony with nature. Special attention is directed to the look of the entrance lobby and to other key elements: floor spaces, interior of elevators, panoramic relax and social contacts zone on the top floor. The impressive granite staircase area with its high level sliding protection stimulates activity during the working hours.
The thermal insulation and energy efficiency exceed even the most strict modern requirements. The innovative systems and technologies in the building reduce the energy costs by over 80% and the costs related to water usage with more than 90%. The systems for protection from water-mains failures guarantee trouble-free use and protection of assets.
We have guaranteed continuous power supply due to the building’s private transformer with three independent connection points to the grid, the rooftop photo-voltaic power station, interconnected batteries facility and a diesel generator. The triple-assured communication lines associated with the building provide direct high-speed reliable connectivity to most Internet providers in Bulgaria.
The general architectural concept puts the human in the centre of a harmonious and sustainable work environment. The main users of business spaces in modern societies are teams of young people who see the work process in a very different way. More often than ever, offices have zones for additional activities. The balance between work, fun, personal life and social contacts is a priority which is transferred to the work environment.
The high-selectivity glass made by the world leader Saint-Gobain and the useful design of work spaces allow maximum use of the natural light. This also reduces the needs of air-conditioning. The triple glazing windows with laminated triplex material provide safety for inhabitants of the building and absolute noise protection. The active sun shades managed by weather stations prevents blinding exposure and excessive solar radiation. Sensor controlled dimmable LED lamps provides constant levels of light at the workplace according to the user pre-sets.
The innovative ventilation system controlled by CO2 sensors provides treated fresh air which is filtered at several levels. The top level air-conditioning installation provides precise temperature settings and maximum comfort level in the different zones.
The parallel – opening windows allow the important opportunity to the occupants of the building to sense the city’s dynamic surrounding.
In order to provide maximum comfort to lessees, their employees and guests GOLDLINE is equipped with three spacious high-speed elevators with capacity for 12 persons, provided by the world leader OTIS. It’s more than double comparing to the preliminary simulation data analysis. The special system for advance traffic planning connected directly to the access control manages the elevators, enhancing their effectiveness and significantly reduced the waiting and lifting time. The OTIS REGEN VF drive innovation provides potential for the elevator to produce instead of consuming electric power in certain situations using kinetic and gravitational forces.
GOLDLINE’s easy access to disabled individuals has been ensured complying with the most demanding criteria in all building areas like the sidewalks, entrance lobbies, shops, offices, bathrooms, corridors, elevators, common section, bistro/lobby bar, terraces, parking spaces and yard.
The restaurant/bistro provides exclusive service to employees and guests in the building. More than 40% of open spaces, including roof terraces, represent nice, green and relax areas. There are two terraces on each floor which provide the opportunity for quick escape from the classic office environment to an alternative work space or open air area for social contacts.
Several parking spaces are equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles with charging provided by the building’s photo-voltaic station with zero-emissions energy which stimulates the transportation of the future today while eliminating the negative influences on nature by the conventional transport of employees and guests. The building has direct access to the bicycle lanes network of Sofia and spaces for bicycles.
Approximately a third of the Earth’s population or more than 2.5 billion people, is facing shortage of clean drinking water. It is a crime of modern societies to use such water for cleaning toilets. That’s why in GOLDLINE all the rain water from the roof and the yard is filtered and cleaned in a special tank. This reduces the building’s consumption rate by more than 90%. In view of heating water for domestic purposes, renewable energy sources will be used.
As a part of the building’s automation system there are sensors to monitor the occurrence of unwanted leaks and abnormal consumption within the entire water mains. They will signal and close the stop valves until the emergency situation is resolved. This will not only guarantee the prevention of damages associated with floods but will also help preserving water as valuable resource.
In the abundant green areas design have been applied some of the most important environmental principles – achieving maximum saving of natural resources and energy. Following the BREEAM requirement we have provided for growing local plants in their natural environment and requiring almost no artificial irrigation.
The energy monitoring system reports in real time the generated and non-generated harmful emissions by each office. Monthly and annually there will be organized contests for “the greenest company” and the prize will be priceless – cleaner environment and future for our children.