Submission: June 15, 2022
Registration: June 15, 2022
Language: English
Location: Romania
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


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 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.


Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Babeș-Bolyai University aim to develop a coherent set of buildings and open spaces that equally support scientific education, research and innovation, as well as their proximity to the general public, with the participation of public sector actors, civil society, from the private sector, from research and education. Thus, the project aims to provide an example of good
practice both in terms of the architecture of a complex dedicated to scientific research and innovation and raising public awareness of STEM+ education, and in terms of creating a pole of urbanity in close connection with nature. Through their solutions, competitors are invited to propose new interpretations of “iconic architecture”, which goes beyond brand images and contributes directly to the quality of life of all residents of the city.


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:
8. arch. Daniel Șerban
9. 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 VAT exclusive


Site visit: April 16, 2022 (Friday)
Deadline for project submission: June 15, 2022 H 16:00
Jury assessment of the projects: June 19 – June 22, 2022
Winner official announcement: June 23, 2022


>>> Go to the competition’s website <<<