The 100,000sqm Dorobanti Tower will house a 34,000sqm 5-star hotel, casino, convention centre, shops and 35,000sqm of luxury apartments.

The project for Smartown Investment at the junction of Calea Dorobanti and St Mihail Eminescu features concrete-filled steel ‘profiles’ is due to complete in 2013.

It is not all good news for Hadid in Eastern Europe: earlier this week a 250m-tall tower designed for Warsaw, Poland, was put on hold due to the global financial crisis.

Richard Waite
Architects’ Journal