Brawery Pallace

Project Design approved


State Romania
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Muntenia
District level (LAU1) Bucharest
Municipality (LAU2) Bucharest
Connection to traffic network
good connections to the road network and to public transport,  Henri Coanda Airport - 22 km, City Centre - 1 km

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

  • general localization  - located in Bucharest – capital of Romania
  • specific localisation  - Ideally located in the centre of the city, Good transport connection and connection to all public utilities
  • attractiveness of the site and objects - The Bragadiru Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces in Bucharest, Unique and spectacular architecture and impressive modern design

Brief description of site and current use

Since Dumitru Bragadiru had the special care towards his employees just because being from poor family too, Bragadiru Palace (Colosseum) from 1894 was meant to be a place where employees of brewery can relax and have fun. It included a projection room, shops and a ballroom inside. After the WW 2 family left the country. Communism in 1948 caused that brewery Bragadiru was renamed as Brewery Rahova.  The Colosseum served the same purpose, but was renamed as Lenin Cultural House. Dramatic deterioration in whole factory begun with a massive demolition and construction of the new Civic Centre in the 80s, the dictator Ceausescu project. New House Academy, the "chicken" House Republic destroyed the small street around factory. After 1900 complex become totally abandoned, however, there are attempts of inheritors to invest into complex but all of them were rejected because it is not accordance with legal framework. Bragadiru´s descendants gained only Palace Rahovei in 2000. It was reconstructed and it is used for balls, weddings and special events. The abandoned rest of complex is going to be redeveloped in order to build a commercial mall there. Some of buildings were demolished; some of them are going to be rebuilt.   Project idea is to build up 4* Hotel with Luxury Suites and Conference Centre, luxury apartments, shops, restaurants, offices

Original use – basic description

Original use Brewery located in historical part of Bucharest
Area 1.6 ha
Type of site Industrial site

Current state – basic description

Current use Now only Palace Bragadiru-special events, balls, weddings; in the future business centre, luxury hotel, shops, bars and offices
% of built-up area Only Palace Bragadiru in use, the rest not used yet
State of Environment Under reconstruction, no contamination expected
New use from Not specified, plan approved in January 2008
Total costs Not specified
Owner of site owned by private persons, obtained through restitution, clear ownership status

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site owned by private persons, obtained through restitution, clear ownership status
Local public administration

Project Managers:

• Eng. John Vartolomei

• Arch. Constantin Cernat,  Managing partners at Construct Finance Consulting: E-mail:
Investors participating at redevelopment Private investors, The Authority for State Assets Recovery