Eco-passive office building built near Cluj-Napoca

The first eco-passive multi-storey office building in Romania, built using cross-laminated timber (CLT), is located in the village of Vlaha, some 20 km from Cluj-Napoca. The project is in an advanced stage of construction. According to a press release, its entire structure was erected in just 19 days.

The Mendola Ecopassive WorkSpace office building, developed by EvoHouse in partnership with Tektum Arhitectură și Artă, is built 100% from natural materials. Its energy efficiency will be at the passive house standard, the building complying with the nZEB – Nearly Zero Energy Building standard, according to

The project was built using double layer laminated wood (CLT), with recycled glass foam used to insulate the foundation. Plus, the space will be equipped with a heat recovery ventilation system.

The building will have a usable area of 1,200 sqm spread over the ground floor and two floors. The space will be divided into 20 offices where over 80 people will work.

Mendola Ecopassive WorkSpace will be the headquarters of the Mendola Investment Group, a family business present on the market for 30 years.

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