Since 1989, modern skyscrapers and glass-fronted buildings have altered the skyline of Cluj-Napoca. Buildings from this time are mostly made out of glass and steel, and are usually high-rise. Examples include shopping malls (particularly the Iulius Mall), office buildings and bank headquarters. Of this last, regional headquarters of the Banca Română pentru Dezvoltare is the tallest office building in Cluj-Napoca, with 50 metres (160 ft). Its twelve storeys were completed in 1997 after 4 years of work and house offices for the bank and for divisions of several other companies, including insurance and oil companies.
Another architecturally interesting building is the so-called "Clădirea biscuite" (the biscuit building). This building was supposed to house the local headquarters of the Banca Agricolă (Agricultural Bank), but entered in the custody of the city due to the failure of that bank in the 1990s and its subsequent purchase by the Raiffeisen Bank, to be eventually converted in an office building.
The headquarters of Banca Transilvania, at the intersection of Regele Ferdinand Avenue and Bariţiu Street, is also a large contemporary building and was originally constructed to host the regional offices of Romtelecom, the public phone company, but was later sold to the bank.
Cluj-Napoca is undergoing a period of architectural revitalisation that is set to bring the manner of expansion to the vertical. A financial centre, containing a tower of 15 storeys, is slated for completion in 2010 on Ploieşti Street. Two 35-storey twin towers are projected to be constructed in the Sigma area in Zorilor, while the Floreşti area will host a complex of three towers with 32 levels each.
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SnapRJW (31617) 2012-05-15 2:29
Hello Daniel - Such an unusual and interesting image. I like the square format, it adds to the contemporary look. Very well seen and managed, the vertical colour blocks interspersed with the windows and reflections are attractive and the light across the bands has added good highlights and texture. Super shot. Warm regards rosemary
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-15 2:46
great architectural photo, the composition is superb and I like the attractive colours, splendid abstract impression, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
ciakgiak (30421) 2012-05-15 2:51
Una bellissima facciata con una strana tipologia costruttiva che, grazie alla tua foto, diventa il soggetto di una splendida fotografia grafica. Molto bello il ripetersi dei colori.
Un caro saluto
Royaldevon (31141) 2012-05-15 2:54
This is really contemporay!
It is well composed to emphasise the pattern of stripes and rectangles. Without the window reflections, it would have been more difficult to recognise this as a building. Excellent textural details.
Have a lovely day,
joso (2417) 2012-05-15 3:00
a well composed architectural-abstract,
perfect put in scene,
and an excellent note
I don't know how I would like it more: with or without the reflections
so contrasts well the symmetry, I try to imagine how it colud be with nonreflecting windows
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-15 3:50
The design of the facade is cleverly used in the photo, the colors too. I love this picture simple, beautiful and efficient. Light and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
claudeD (33918) 2012-05-15 4:33
very fine architecture shot from Romania showing excellent colors and fine patterns. I like your fotojob here very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Sergiom (62748) 2012-05-15 4:57
Je ne suis pas certain au niveau de l'architecture mais l'effet photographique est des plus réussie et d'un très grand graphisme.
KLB (23723) 2012-05-15 4:58
So striking !!!
A great graphical shot. The framing is perfect to enhance the stripes and to get this unsparing effect.
I also like your choice of a wide white border to strengthen the colors.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-15 5:17
a beautifully captured graphical and artistic composition. Love the lines and the abstract effect is both mesmerising and attractive. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
carlo62 (35142) 2012-05-15 5:56
un effetto grafico sorprendente, colpisce l'occhio ed è piacevole da guardare.
Ottima anche la composizione con le finestre spostate in basso.
sacimar (25977) 2012-05-15 6:12
good image of this eye-catching facade, I like the colors and the lines, the visual effect is interesting, well seen,
JFS (32459) 2012-05-15 7:27
WELL SEEN AND VERY WELL PRESENTED! i LIKE YOUR WORK, NEW AND STUNNING!
Nicou (124948) 2012-05-15 10:14
quel graphsime colorée et iamge superbe vue et compo fantastique cpatage ces couleurs ces lignées superbe vue et compo.
bravo et amitié
ines8 (6098) 2012-05-15 10:20
Super imagine, mi-ar place asa un poster pe perete, viata ar fi un pic mai vesela.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-05-15 10:36
Ola Daniel ,
Belo grafismo nesta parede com estas linhas coloridas , boa sensação vertical , bom enquadramento da imagem, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
carlosmarin (11954) 2012-05-15 11:24
Superb photo of contemporary architecture.
I like the close-up you've done to the facade, with good shot and nice colors.
annjackman (20237) 2012-05-15 11:55
I like the bold lines of colour of this facade. There is good detail in the windows. Very well done.
vasilpro (40997) 2012-05-15 11:59
Wonderful composition, excellent POV, beautiful graphic mood, vivid colors, TFS!
holmertz (42683) 2012-05-15 12:04
Interesting design. I am not sure if I think it's really beautiful architecture, but at least it's different from most other buildings of the city and you made a good and well cropped composition.
brianmcc (6185) 2012-05-15 12:51
this is a strange piece of architecture and your close up picture has created an almost abstract image. only the inclusion of windows let the viewer know that it is a building. superb colours, interesting composition.
siudzi (34113) 2012-05-15 14:24
Wow! What a superb graphical picture created by lines and colors! The visual effect is awesome. Bravo! Great work.
adramad (39076) 2012-05-15 15:47
A striking image, with this force in its colors, superb graphics as well, ideal format and good framework to enhance the good work.
Have a nice day.
jjcordier (77356) 2012-05-15 23:07
Une photo très graphique de ce bâtiment moderne. J'aime beaucoup ton cadrage avec ces lignes parfaitement verticales colorées coupées par ces fenêtres bien placées dans l'image.
emka (81636) 2012-05-15 23:15
Interesting modern architecture in Cluj-Napoca. Perfect cut, nice colours. well spotted and perfectly presented
Silvio1953 (125443) 2012-05-16 9:45
Ciao Daniel, beautiful composition with fantastic graphic, lovely reflections, great clarity, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (57712) 2012-05-17 17:42
great eye to notice the trmendous photographic potential in this simple set of lines and colors.
one of your best!
love the visual
abmdsudi (44652) 2012-05-18 1:54
I like how you have spotted the photo opportunity and captured within the limited space, from exciting pov and superbly composed. The graphical effect is so strong with the rectangles and lines in vivid colors. Contrast really works so well, the small windows procide another dimension as well. I would say that you had succeeded in your intention, and produced a captivating picture. A wonderful result. Congrats.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (50376)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My Windows, Blue houses, Claudiopolis [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-15 1:18