RETHINKING SOMEȘ

The design competition promoter is the City Hall of Cluj-Napoca, which is the administrator of the objective and the owner of the areas which will be subject to investment, and which will become the beneficiary of the project contracted as a result of this contest.

The organizer of the contest is The Romanian Chamber of Architects through the Transylvanian Territorial Branch, in partnership with The Romanian Chamber of Architects.           

The meaning of this contest derives from the need to reconsider the presence of River Someşul Mic in the future development of the city as a result of insufficient recognition of the present uses of the river’s potential for the city, its inhabitants and visitors. 

The specific complexity implied by the relationship of the city with the “Someş of the future” in a long-term perspective determined the initiation to organize this competition aimed at valuing the benefits that this river brings to the city by conceptual reshaping of the waterfront, highlighting its landscape and ecological value and, at the same time, identifying the vocation of this natural city axis to transform the public spaces which it crosses by developing specific functions in the neighborhood of the watercourse.

Following this contest, the promoter will contract the development of PIDU Someşul Mic and complete design services for the two areas proposed for detailing (v.2.1.3) with the winning team. 

Competition jury

Full members

arch. Ildiko Mitru

Romania

arch. Ligia Subțirică

Romania

arch. Claudiu Salanță

Romania

landscape arch. Nicolas Triboi

Romania

arch. Darko Polic

Serbia

arch. Alfonso Vegara

Spain

Deputy members

arch. Vlad Rusu

Teișanu Ștefan

Competition calendar

  • Stage Complete

    Official launch of the Competition

    Date of publication in the ESPP
    16.06.2017
  • Stage Complete

    Registration to site visits until

    12.07.2017
  • Stage Complete

    Site visit

    15.07.2017
  • Stage Complete

    Time limit for receiving questions Round 1

    16.07.2017
  • Stage Complete

    Time limit for answering questions Round 1

    20.07.2017
  • Stage Complete

    Time limit for receiving questions Intermediate Round

    20.08.2017
  • Time limit for answering questions Intermediate Round

    25.08.2017
  • Time limit for receiving questions Round 2

    12.09.2017
  • Time limit for answering questions Round 2

    18.09.2017
  • Project submission deadline

    16.00 - Romanian time zone
    25.09.2017
  • Preliminary assessment of the projects (verification by the Technical Committee)

    26-27.09.2017
    27.09.2017
  • Jury assessment of the projects

    28.09.2017-01.10.2017
    01.10.2017
  • Official announcement of the winner

    press conference with the Jury
    02.10.2017
  • Time limit for submitting appeals

    12.10.2017

Competition documentation

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