Reclaiming the River

The pragmatic topics that motivate the launch of an architectural contest along Splaiul Unirii of Dâmboviţa, centred on the Timpuri Noi area, fall within the broader theme of the city's transformations that occurred during the 1980s, which resulted in situations that Bucharest has failed to integrate or recover them for a period of 30 years; for many such rupture spaces, the only evolution is the presence of the spontaneous vegetation that has captured them.

The main objective of the competition is to select the best concept of arranging Splaiul Unirii, in the area between the Mărășești bridge and the Mihai Bravu bridge, so as to create a vibrant public space, addressed to the increasing number of users and an attractive context for a quality urban development of the area.

Following this competition, the Sector 3 City Hall will contract the design services of the authors for the purpose of a quality intervention.

The Contracting Authority of the competition is City Hall of Sector 3 of Bucharest, the owner and administrator of the public spaces that make the object of the investment. The Sector 3 City Hall is the contracting authority (CA) that will become the beneficiary of the contract resulting from this competition.

This competition is part of the broader, ongoing and future concerns of Sector 3 City Hall to improve the quality of the urban space and the lives of the inhabitants. 

In this regard, at the request of the Sector 3 City Hall OAR_B (Order of Architects in Romania – Regional Bucharest Office), together with the University of Architecture and Urbanism "Ion Mincu" and with the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, organized in 2018 a workshop for the analysis of public spaces throughout the Sector 3. You can find its conclusions, also indicating the areas whose complex problem is good to be addressed through solution architecture competitions here (www.oar-bucuresti.ro/workshop-spatii-publice-sector-3-bucuresti/).

The organizer of the competition is the Regional Bucharest Office of the Order of Architects in Romania (OAR_B) through the Bucharest Architecture Annual in partnership with the Order of Architects in Romania (OAR), a professional organization whose mission is to increase the quality of the architectural-urbanistic product and to appreciate this service towards the society as an act of culture of public interest. In this sense, OAR promotes professional policies and practices that value the built heritage and favour the production of a valuable architecture, which are fundamental areas for the quality of life.

Competition jury

Full members

Deputy members

Competition calendar

  • Stage Complete

    Official launch of the Competition

    Publishing date on SEAP
    21.05.2020
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    Deadline for receiving questions Round 1

    09.06.2020
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    Deadline for answering questions Round 1

    15.06.2020
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    Registration to site visits until *

    * to the extent that there will be no traffic restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    18.06.2020
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    Site visit *

    * to the extent that there will be no traffic restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    20.06.2020
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    Deadline for receiving questions Round 2

    03.08.2020
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    Deadline for answering questions Round 2

    07.08.2020
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    Deadline for project submission

    17.00 - Romanian time zone
    17.08.2020
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    Preliminary assessment of the projects (verification by the Technical Committee)

    The preliminary assessment of the projects will take place between 18 - 19.08.2020
    18.08.2020
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    Jury assessment of the projects

    The assessment of the projects by the jury will take place between 21 - 23.08.2020
    21.08.2020
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    Official announcement of the winner

    Press conference with the Jury and Publishing the results on the competition’s official website
    24.08.2020
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    Publishing the gallery of projects on the competition’s official website

    25.08.2020
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    Deadline for appeals submission

    04.09.2020

Competition documentation

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