Sopharma Business Towers Officially Opened in Sofia

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Bulgaria: Sopharma Business Towers Officially Opened in Sofia Sopharma Business Towers is the first development in Bulgaria to feature a unique eco facade, the first in Bulgaria. Photo by Sopharma Properties

Sopharma Business Towers, an office development in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, was officially opened on Friday.

"This is a vast investment that the state's efforts made possible," Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov said during the official opening ceremony.

"I am glad this is over," Sopharma CEO and owner Ognyan Donev said, adding that it took him 8 years to have his own house build during the transition towards democracy in Bulgaria, which almost made him give up on dealing with construction.

The buildings have been marked as "Class A" - the highest class in office and retail buildings according to European and World classifications. The Class A high-tech office buildings use the energy of the sun, wind, natural temperature of the soil and ground-water.

Sopharma Business Towers has focused on using natural light – which will be available 82% of the working time throughout the year. Even in the event of a cloudy whether, the natural light available inside is 800 lux with 500 lux needed.

Donev recently made it clear that the large Bulgarian pharmaceutical producer is embarking on an ambitious program to expand its sales and presence throughout Eastern Europe, especially the Baltic states, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Serbia, and Turkey and possibly Greece.

Sopharma is known as one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bulgaria.

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Dino the Athenian - 7 Oct 2011 // 13:15:11

This is uber impressive.

"The hi-tech eco facade of Sopharma Business Towars is a revolutionary technology in the construction of sustainable and energy efficient Class A office buildings; it is a combination of solar panels, glass and cladding panels allowing the buildings to use the energy from the sun and the natural environment.

"We are very glad that the facade of the two towers has been completed. With its notable architecture, Sopharma Business Towers is a unique development in Bulgaria precisely because of its last generation "double screen" glass facade specially designed for it by Koester Lichtplanung, Germany, and Reynaers, Belgium," explained Boris Borisov, CEO of Sopharma Properties.

The eco facade of Sopharma Business Towers has an all-out area of 10 000 square meters. The installment of the facade started in November 2010 but progressed with a varying speed depending on the weather.

Sopharma Business Towers has focused on using natural light – which will be available 82% of the working time throughout the year. Even in the event of a cloudy whether, the natural light available inside is 800 lux with 500 lux needed.

The flexible facade concept is designed to provide for a very high energy efficiency and substantial savings from heating, lighting, and air conditioning. The carbon emissions savings will be about 1000 tons annually.

In addition to being energy efficient, the eco facade is soundproof. Sopharma Business Towers has a grass roof of 7 decares.

The eco facade will be cleaned with special cranes installed on the sides of the building, and are available for the first time in Bulgaria. The entire facade will be cleaned by two people for two days."

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