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The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR), the Transilvania Branch of the Order of Architects in Romania and the Cluj County are glad to announce the official launch of the „Cluj-Napoca Comprehensive Transplant Centre” International Design Competition.

The competition seeks to select the best design solution for a Comprehensive Transplant Centre, located in the central area of Cluj-Napoca Municipality, within the University Hospital Complex.

The Comprehensive Transplant Centre will be part of the structure of the Cluj County Emergency Clinical Hospital. The project has a strong innovative character, aiming to design and execute the first transplant centre in the country that accommodates all the necessary facilities for four types of transplant: heart transplant, lung transplant, liver transplant and kidney transplant.

The project of the Comprehensive Transplant Centre aims to provide an example of good practices both in terms of medical architecture and with regard to the insertion of a volume of contemporary architecture in a historical, heterogeneous site.

The Contracting Authority is the Cluj County, the owner of the land and the beneficiary of the competition results.

The competition is organized by the Order of Architects in Romania, in accordance with the Competition Rules of the International Union of Architects – UIA – and the provisions of the International Recommendations for Architecture and Urban Planning Competitions adopted at the General Conference of UNESCO of 1956, revised on 27 November 1978, in compliance with the provisions of the legislation 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:

  • Arch. Claudiu Salanță – CJ Cluj
  • MD Andrei Leșan
  • MD Peter Jaksch
  • Arch. Ștefan Bâlici
  • Arch. Oana Gavriliu
  • Arch. Dirk D’herde
  • Arch. Andrei Șerbescu

Deputy Members:

  • MD Alexandru Coman
  • Arch. Silviu Aldea


First Prize: The design services contract with an estimated value of 4.252.500 EUR, exclusive of VAT 

Second Prize: 60.000 EUR

Third Prize: 30.000 EUR

1st Mention: 5.000 EUR

2nd Mention: 5.000 EUR


Data lansării oficiale în SEAP
Official launch of the competition
Site visit
Deadline for project submission
Jury assessment of the projects
Official announcement of the winner(press conference with the Jury)

Find out more on the official competition website:

and in Romanian:

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