romulus Vuia Etnographic Park Revitalisation

Revitalisation Of The Romulus Vuia Ethnographic Park Area

Submission: April 19, 2017
Registration: April 19, 2017
Language: English
Location: Romulus Vuia Ethnographic Park Area, Romania
Prizes: 1st Prize: 31500 RON (approx. 6950 €), 2nd Prize: 22500 RON (approx. 4960 €), 3rd Prize:18000 RON (approx. 3970 €)
Type: Open


The reasoning behind this Competition is the opportunity of extending the current Park, in terms of capitalisation of the territory and from a functional perspective as well. Thus, it would be possible to develop new areas intended to assume novel, modern functions related to the Open-Air Ethnographic Park, which at this moment works as a museum (cultural heritage objects located within premises reproducing the rural landscape specific to different areas, specific visiting hours, guided tours, restricted access to protected areas, preserved premises etc.).

The Museum Park will develop into a functional complex, where cultural values will be complemented by learning values, direct experimentation, recreational and leisure opportunities etc.

This upgrade of the area enhances the intelligent urban development of a valuable city neighbourhood, with a view to creating a future landscape facilities hub for the city, which will extend its sightseeing map.

The opportunity was emphasised throughout 2015 and 2016 within the Preservation – Restoration and capitalisation on the Petrindu and Cizer wooden churches project, following which the Nordic Urban Design Association specialists drafted a Master Content Plan related to this matter, highlighting not only the utility of this urban development, but also the need to organise a Solutions Competition to represent the starting point for the implementation of this endeavour.

The Promoter of this Competition is the Cluj County Council, which is also the landowner and the beneficiary of the Competition outcome.

The Organiser of the Competition is the Architects’ Chamber of Romania.


The candidates can be organised as private architecture offices, groups of private architecture offices, private architecture firms, or any other legal persons qualified to provide architectural services, according to the national laws of their country of origin, or as legal entities (design firms) in Romania or other countries, whether individual or joint ventures. For joint ventures, the leader of each joint venture shall register the project in the Competition.

The candidates entering the Competition as legal entities shall have as associate or employee a qualified chartered architect, member of the Architects’ Chamber of Romania or of a similar organisation in his or her country of origin, legally practising and having the required qualification as architect, in compliance with the national legislation of his or her country of origin. The candidates, whether individually or as joint ventures, must have the legal capacity of concluding a design services contract in Romania, which will have to be proven to the Promoter, should they win the Competition.

It is recommended that other specialists are consulted and included in the team, such as: urban designers, landscape designers, museum curators (specialists in open-air museums), tourist management specialists, urban development specialists.


Registration in the Competition can be done over the whole period of the Competition.


The projects shall be handed over personally, or mailed by courier to the Secretariat headquarters acknowledging the receipt of the projects, to the following address: Cluj County Council, no. 106, Calea Dorobanților, Cluj-Napoca, General Registry, room 001.

The time limit (date and hour) for submitting the projects to the Competition Secretariat, either by personal handover or by courier, is the one indicated in the Competition schedule.

Go to the competition’s website