A delicious breakfast before work, with tasty ingredients, enjoyed on a terrace overlooking the park. A cup of tiramisu flavored coffee on the way to the kindergarten where your little one studies in English. Relaxing on the grass on a beautiful summer’s day, after the hours spent at the office. A concert by the Philharmonic or a fashion show organized in the outdoors. An Oriental evening with finely flavored Lebanese dishes and steaming flatbread with sesame seeds. Experiences – this is the word that best renders the essence of the Openville mixed-use project, created for the people in Timişoara by IULIUS and Atterbury Europe.
Openville Timişoara will be the most cosmopolitan leisure destination in the west of Romania, where locals, visitors and the people working in the office buildings will be able to enjoy various experiences. “The food & beverage locations will broadly add to this atmosphere. Local entrepreneurs or operators of nationwide networks will open original café and restaurant concepts. The common denominator resides in the themed fitting-out, memorable interior design and distinctive menus,” Openville representatives said.
Coffee Shop with an interior design inspired by coffee beans
At the ground floor of United Business Center 1 (UBC 1) office building, the Manufaktura brand will open a mix between coffee shop, bistro and restaurant. Clients will be able to relish brews using the freshest “single origin” coffee, a menu drawing inspiration from international cuisine, as well as good music. All this will be set in an ambient featuring design elements inspired by coffee beans.
The UBC 3 office building is currently pending completion and will also accommodate two special locations at its ground floor. The largest Lebanese restaurant in the region will open here and will span on three levels. While relishing in the Lebanese delicacies, clients will also be able to enjoy the spectacular view towards the nearby Openville Park.
Coconut, caramel or nut flavored hot coffee, espresso tonic, matcha latte or chai latte are just a few of the fine aromatic beverages that the people of Timişoara will find at TED’S COFFEE CO. The national chain will open its first location din Timişoara at the ground floor of UBC 3. Once again, the forte of the venue resides in its themed fit-out: lighting fixtures made of “to-go” coffee cups, bright colors, birch wood furniture and industrial walls.
Local entrepreneurs develop successful locations
The new building block forming the expansion wing of Iulius Mall Timişoara will also include a series of locations providing special culinary experiences. For example, a local entrepreneur from Timişoara will open a Mediterranean restaurant of the C HOUSE CAFÈ MILANO international chain.
A harmonious blend between the culture of indigenous Latin American peoples and the California coffee culture, a mix that reflects in the menu and particularly in the distinctive interior design – this is what the venues of the Tucano Coffee brand are known for in Romania and beyond. The brand will open a café where the menu, colors, warm light, wood, handmade accessories and books instill a sense of pampering.
Another initiative by an entrepreneur in Timişoara is the atFabrika location, a well-known name among fans of unique culinary experiences. Fitted based on a novel concept and designed as a small “factory” where you get to choose the ingredients and observe the food preparation process and serving of the dishes in a relaxing ambient, atFabrika gained a loyal customer base particularly among the employees in the nearby office buildings.
Openville is set to become the main business, shopping and leisure destination in the west of Romania. The project comprises two phases, with the first phase of development – currently pending completion – set to include: 47,000 sqm of retail premises, 50,000 sqm of office premises in operation (UBC 1, UBC 2, UBC 3) and another 52,000 sqm under construction (UBC 0), a park, a traffic underpass and approximately 4,07o parking places.
The Openville mixed-use project is a private investment estimated upwards of € 220 million.