One Tower class A office building, part of the multifunctional development One Floreasca City, already hosts a number of top companies, and starting with April this year, the community is growing. Saint-Gobain Group, world leader in lightweight and sustainable construction, will relocate its Bucharest offices to One Tower building, one of the first green buildings in Romania.
Saint-Gobain creates, produces and distributes materials and solutions that contribute to the well-being and future of each and one of us. The company’s solutions can be found everywhere, both in the places we live and in our everyday life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure; and in many industrial applications. They offer comfort, performance, and safety, addressing the challenges of lightweight and sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. The company has been recognized as a “Top Employer” both globally and in Romania, the Group being included in the Top 100 of the most innovative companies worldwide.
Thus, the Saint-Gobain team in Bucharest will enjoy, starting from April, an office space that reflects the values the Group believes in. The new headquarters occupies a modern space of 1,400 square meters, which meets all the latest standards in terms of safety at work. One Tower is the first office building in Romania to obtain the LEED v4 Platinum Building Design and Construction certification, the highest level required by this certification. This is complemented by the WELL Health-Safety certification, which ensures that office occupants have superior health and safety conditions at work. The teams working here benefit from a comfortable working environment, as the space is provided with high-performance heating and ventilation systems and has an attractive design. In addition, the community-centred concept behind this real estate development offers quick access to restaurants and cafes, right on the premises.
Saint-Gobain solutions that were chosen to give life to the new workspace include: high-performance glazing with Saint-Gobain Cool-Lite SKN 154 II glass made in Romania; Plasterboard walls with soundproofing (up to 65 dB), shock-resistant and weight-bearing, made with Habito® and ISOVER AKUSTO glass mineral wool; fire-resistant walls and curved surface made of Glasroc® F Riflex boards; Ecophon® Akusto Wall wall panels; Ecophon® removable ceilings that improve acoustics in open spaces and offices and that encourage creativity through the aesthetics of design – colour and dynamic shapes; Saint-Gobain Priva-Lite ordered matting glass, which incorporates a revolutionary technology based on liquid crystals activated by electricity; ventilation ducts made of rigid glass mineral wool panels, covered with aluminium foil reinforced with fiberglass, which provides a very good noise attenuation and fire resistance due to the non-combustible materials.
“We pay close attention to innovation and safety in all the projects we develop, so our intention is to provide more than just workspaces. We offer true integrated experiences, which bring together the modern and safe office, the quality and efficiency of construction and finishing materials, but also easy access to a series of culinary experiences or relaxation spaces for all those who work here. We are glad that a company like Saint-Gobain has chosen One Tower building as a representative space for the Romanian offices. Thus, the Saint-Gobain team joins a top community, in full formation, which shares the same values”, said Mihai Păduroiu, CEO Office Division One United Properties.
“At Saint-Gobain, we pay special attention to the conditions in which our employees work. I am confident that the new headquarters, located in One Tower building, certified WELL Health and Safety, will meet our health, well-being and safety needs, highlighting the performance and benefits of our innovative products and solutions. The comfort offered by the constructive solutions and the entire set of offices certified according to the LEED v4 Platinum green building evaluation scheme is a desideratum that the One Tower building successfully fulfills. We are pleased that we are expanding our partnership in this direction as well, given our successful and long-term collaboration, as well as our contribution to customized solutions to numerous projects in the One United Properties portfolio. At Saint-Gobain, we are committed to ensuring that our business, our employees and our partners are involved together in building a more sustainable and inclusive world, with one of our goals being to reduce the impact of carbon emissions, supported by conducting activities in green buildings”, said Ovidiu Păscuțiu, CEO Saint-Gobain Romania.
Other companies that have chosen One Tower as their headquarters for their teams are McCann Worldgroup Romania, the real estate consulting company CBRE, Sanador, the law firm CMS Romania, the Element group, the pharmaceutical companies Egis and Astellas.