Submission: September 11th 2023
Registration: July 5th 2023,
Language: Korea / English
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open



The Romanian Order of Architects (OAR), together with the Contracting Authority – The National Administration ”ROMANIAN WATER”, in association with the Bazinal Water Administration Dobrogea-Litoral, are glad to announce the official launch of the „MAMAIA SEASIDE, CONSTANȚA” International Design Competition.

The purpose of the competition is to select the best project for the complex design of the beaches in the Mamaia resort, in the county of Constanta, for the award of the design services contract.

The intervention area proposed for the competition, the new beach resulting from the widening and beach nourishment process, is located in the northern part of the city of Constanța, bordering the Mamaia resort to the west, the Black Sea to the east, and Năvodari beach to the north. The beach is part of the natural strip that separates Lake Siutghiol from the Black Sea, a predominantly flat coastal area with fine sand and a relatively mild marine climate.

The aim of the competition is to select the best solution for the planning and development of the beach area in accordance with the nature and specific landscape of the Black Sea coast, a solution capable of integrating the elements of the built space, its specific activities and the necessary facilities open to the accessibility of all categories of users, and last but not least, takes into account the principles of biodiversity and sustainability. This competition encourages creativity while supporting urban, landscape, and architectural research toward an integrated concept for the redesign of the current beach area.

In addition to and in accordance with this general vision, competitors are invited to submit more detailed proposals for functionalization and ambience, as well as typologies of constructions and facilities, proposals that will be the object of the design projects. Participants are thus invited to align the tourism-resource-nature relationship with contemporary urban and landscape thinking, demonstrating that they can restore balance in this highly disputed area.

The Contracting Authority of the competition is The National Administration ”ROMANIAN WATER” in association with the Bazinal Water Administration Dobrogea-Litoral, the administrator of the objective that will be the object of the investment, which will become the beneficiary of the project contracted as a result of this competition.

The competition is organized by the Romanian Order of Architects (OAR), in accordance with the OAR Good Practices Guide for Design Competitions (edited in Romanian – Ghidul de bune practici în organizarea concursurilor de soluții OAR, rev. 2022), 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 b) 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. urb. Irina Criveanu
landscape arch. Ana Horhat
arch. Igal Tartakovsky
arch. Saša Begović
arch. Rodrigo Perez de Arce A.
arch. Silviu Aldea
Răzvan Radu – Representative of AC

Deputy Members
arch. Dan Leu
Adrian Abrudan – Representative of AC


1st Prize
The estimated value of the design services contract, is 7,650,780 LEI (1,545,612 EUR) without VAT

2nd Prize
185,625 LEI (37,500 EUR) without VAT

3rd Prize
86,625 LEI (17,500 EUR) without VAT

1st Mention
24,750 LEI (5,000 EUR) without VAT

2nd Mention
24,750 LEI (5,000 EUR) without VAT

3rd Mention
24,750 LEI (5,000 EUR) without VAT



Competition official launch I The official launch in SEAP

Site visit registrations I July 5th 2023 (Wednesday)

Site visit I July 8th 2023 (Saturday)

Deadline for receiving questions, Round 1 I July 10th, H 10:00, 2023 (Monday)

Deadline for answering questions, Round 1 I July 19th 2023 (Wednesday)

Deadline for receiving questions, Round 2 I August 23th, H 10:00, 2023 (Wednesday)

Deadline for answering questions, Round 2 I September 1st 2023 (Friday)

Deadline for project submission I September 11th, H 16:00, 2023 (Monday)

Formal evaluation of the projects (Technical Committee verification) I September 11th – 13th 2023 (Monday – Wednesday)

Jury assessment of the projects I September 14th – 18th 2023 (Thursday – Monday)

Winner official announcement and publishing of the results (press conference with the Jury) I September 19th 2023 (Tuesday)

Publishing the entries’ gallery on the Competition’s official website I September 19th – 22nd 2023

Deadline for submitting appeals I 10 days from the publication of the results in SEAP

Find out more on the official competition website:
EN: https://oar.archi/en/concursuri/oar/mamaia-seaside-constanta/
RO: https://oar.archi/concursuri/oar/litoral-mamaia-constanta/

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Press Contact:
Marta Gheleșel
e-mail: concursuri@oar.archi

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Categories: All competitions
Date: June 28, 2023