A new International Design Competition: SCIENCE CAMPUS CLUJ-NAPOCA

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The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR), the Transylvania Branch of OAR, together with the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca in association with Babeș-Bolyai University are glad to announce the official launch of the „Science Campus Cluj – Napoca” International Design Competition.

The purpose of the design competition is to select the best project for a new Science Campus in Cluj-Napoca, for the award of the design services contract.

Located in the Lomb area of Cluj-Napoca, near the two buildings of Cluj Innovation Park (CREIC and TEAM), the complex is part of the strategy of Cluj Napoca to develop an extensive and strong infrastructure for education, research, innovation and technology transfer bringing together actors from the education and research system, the economic and entrepreneurial environment, civil society and local administration. Thus, Science Campus Cluj is a significant pillar, and this competition is an important step on the city’s road to fulfil its vision of becoming a regional hub of technology, research and development, creative industries, culture and art.

The Contracting Authority is the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca in association with Babeș-Bolyai University.

The competition is organized by the Order of Architects in Romania, in accordance with the provisions of the Guide of good practice in organizing OAR design competitions, published in 2018, in compliance with the legal provisions in force regarding the award of public procurement contracts. The Design Competition is a public, single-stage competition, open to Romania, all countries of the European Union, of the European Economic Area, and to the Swiss Confederation.

The design competition is organized as an independent procedure, in accordance with art. 105 letter a) of Law no. 98/2016 regarding public procurement, and subsequently, pursuant to provisions under art. 104 para. (7) of the same law, the design services contract is to be awarded to the winner of the competition, following a negotiation procedure without prior publication of a participation announcement.


Full Members:

  1. arch. Lars Gylling
  2. arch. Maya Halevi
  3. arch. Alexandra Demetriu
  4. arch. Liviu Ianăși
  5. arch. Cătălin Trandafir – Representative of the OAR Territorial Branch Transylvania
  6. Andreea Mureșan – Representative of PMCJ
  7. arch. Vlad Gaivoronschi

Deputy members:

  1. arch. Daniel Șerban
  2. Cristian Marius Litan – Representative of UBB


  • 1st Prize: 12.816.292,5 LEI, VAT exclusive
  • 2nd Prize: 247.500 LEI including VAT
  • 3rd Prize: 123.750 LEI including VAT


  • 24/03/2022 – Official Launch
  • 15/06/2022, H 16:00 – Deadline for project submission
  • 19 – 22/06/2022 – Jury assessment of the projects
  • 23/06/2022 – Winner official announcement (press conference with the Jury)

Find out more on the official competition website:


and in Romanian:


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