5 IMPRESSIVE FACTS ABOUT SKY FORT – THE NEW SKYSCRAPER IN SOFIA
While the tallest building in Bulgaria is under construction, we want to present you with some impressive facts about the Sky Fort skyscraper.
1. 202 meters above the city
Sky Fort is an impressive office tower with 49 above-ground levels, 3 underground floors, and a height of 202 m. The skyscraper's facade represents a perfect symbiosis of architectural systems and solutions. The element facade of ETEM E99 follows the geometry of Sky Fort. It is elegantly combined with the E66 solar protection system and solutions for opening parts of the E75 and E85 systems.
2. The facade engineering
The facade engineering of a tower rising over 200 m is a real challenge. The ETEM team has to deal with the various module types for the building envelope and the transition between them. Behind the impressive silhouette of the Sky Fort are many careful calculations and tests to find the most suitable solutions.
The exciting thing about Sky Fort is that there are no suitable examples with similar buildings and facades in the region, which forces the ETEM team to take an innovative approach to solve the cases that arose in the design. The company's engineers use innovative methods while observing conservative standards for designing and constructing facade structures.
3. Modules at an inclined skyscraper
In the building envelope of Sky Fort, solutions with planar elements for a tilted and twisted facade without the use of triangular modules have been implemented. And something exciting and daring! Openable parts are embedded in the project. The ETEM team has responded to the challenge and designed a secure solution for opening systems in an inclined facade at 125 m.
4. Sofia's Arch
The architecture of Sky Fort will set it apart in an undeniable way from other projects on the urban landscape. The shape of the building symbolizes an open arch welcoming visitors to the city through its southeastern gate.
And at its peak, Sky Fort will offer something unique to its residents and visitors. At the top of the building, a two-level restaurant, a playground, and an open observation terrace have been designed.
5. New technologies
Many technological innovations will be implemented in the Sky Fort, including impressive high-speed elevators and earthquake-resistant construction.
The ETEM team developed many specific solutions to meet all the challenges and architectural innovations in Sky Fort. Numerous unique accessories have also been specially created, and in the process, a significant resource has been invested in design, testing, production, and logistics. The entire work process corresponds to the scale of the project, which will be emblematic not only for the investor but also for ETEM as a leading system supplier.