CONSTRUCTOR:eng. Anton Chulev
GENERAL CONTRACTOR:Va I Mi LTD.
ARCHITECT:arch. Eli Siderova, arch. Plamen Rusev, arch. Momchil Kovachev
The multifunctional building resides in the central city area of Plovdiv, 50 meters from “Vasil Aprilov” bld. only 250 meters away from the Central Railway Station, South Bus Station and Rodopi Bus station accessible by 12 bus lines. Access is available via bicycle lane as well.
The facility has an extraordinary structure
- Four floors of parking space with total floor area of 12500m2, for 300 parking places for automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles. Access is restricted to subscribers with electronic access cards or by the hour. 64 CCTV cameras are installed for video surveillance. A carwash and repair service workshop available. Sensors track movement of vehicles from floor to floor and vacant spaces are flashed on electronic panels. Subscribers use a separate exit with their e-pass so as to avoid congestion at the check-out of the paying clients. The lights on the parking floors turn on when detecting motion. The underground floors of the parking lot are fitted with fire extinguishing systems. The flue is sucked out with a unique system of ventilators that automatically directs the smoke towards the ventilation shafts. A fire alarm system is installed. There are 6 electric vehicle charging stations.
2. A sports fitness area equipped with Hi-tech fitness equipment, a boxing area, four halls for group exercises and a conference hall for 80 persons. Cloakrooms with 180 lockers with e-locks, 20 shower cabins, 9 WC, one WC for handicapped persons. During workouts children may be left in the care of professionals in the kids’ corner or a study room. There is a coffee shop complete with protein bar. The Spa Center is with authentic decoration on an area of 500m2. The recliners are made of fir wood and there is an interactive fireplace. The Salt Room is a copy of a mining shaft. The walls are made of real salt rocks. Here is the only Ice room in Plovdiv. A 25m long swimming pool with 4 corridors and a aquatonic pool with 50 hydrotherapeutic jets.
3. Sports fields and Concert Hall.
The lighting is professional – with possibility for dimming, with IP address, LED lamps ensuring up to 1250 lux. Conditioning systems are automated, remote controlled by PC, with ВМS. They are charged with solar energy, gas, thermal pumps and electricity. An interesting solution for saving electricity is achieved by dividing the transformer station into two stations, 630 kwa each, instead of one of 1250 kwa and the second one is activated only when the full power capacity of the hall is required.
The Hall has a VIP and VIP Salon seating 20 persons, with a separate WC and bathroom.
*Fields with natural light for basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton, futsal with 1600 seats for spectators. The Swedish hardwood floor with 8 layers for elasticity beneficial to the joints guarantee rebounding of the ball, friction and sliding.
International match certified by FIBA. Equipped with certified baskets, nets and scoreboard.
*Naturally lit tennis court for 1600 spectators with ITF-3 acrylic flooring with ITF certification. 9-layer elastic flooring gentle on the joints ensures world standards for tennis ball rebound, speed, spinning, friction and slide.
*Concert Hall (after joining the two sports fields and shifting the mobile modular tribunes) with 2700 seats, with acoustic reverberation coefficient STI- 0.50 and artistic dimmable, IP addressable LED lighting. 5 multimedia screens for advertisement and projection of static of mobile cameras. Emergency evacuation is carried out via 4 staircases, each 4 meters wide and three lifts. There are two large lobbies, each with one catering zone, 18 WC and 2 WC for the disabled.
Access to the balcony from the exterior facade stairway which is an architectural feature.
The building consists of two mismatching modules ending in a frame construction – semi-cylinders, natural lighting and flue hatches. The facades are ventilated, covered with Bond wood colour and vertical, horizontal and sloping landscape greenery combined with visible concrete elements and colorful highlight lines.
The challenge from an architectural point of view are the two kinematic modules on the southern facade – a waterfall 8 Х 4 m., and on the north facade – pulsing raindrops sliding along strings colored according to the notes recognized in the background music.