Submission: June 2, 2023
Registration: June 2, 2023
Language: English
Location: Sibiu, Romania


The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR) and the Contracting Authority – The Municipality of Sibiu are glad to announce the official launch of the „Urban Regeneration of the Cibin Market Area” International Design Competition.

The purpose of this competition is to select, in order to award the design contract, the best project for the urban regeneration of the Cibin Market Area in Sibiu.

The process of the urban regeneration of the Cibin Market acts on three levels: on the one hand, it aims to redesign the area currently allocated to the Cibin Market, complementing the main function of the agri-food market with a set of complementary functions. On the other hand, it brings into question the historical value of this area and how the proposed insertions enhance it. Finally, it seeks to optimize the relationship of this area with the historic center and the Cibin river by increasing the quality of the public spaces. The competition area is located at the North-Western edge of the historic center of Sibiu, near the Cibin River. It consists of the site of the Cibin Market, together with the adjacent streets that border it, as well as the streets that connect this site to the historic core and the cross-connection between them. The project offers an opportunity to redefine the usage and perception of a currently unstructured site but defined by a dynamic evolution from a historical perspective. The investment objectives assumed by the Contracting Authority are: (1) the urban regeneration of the Cibin Market area through the construction of the building that will house the agri-food market and the Cibin Market car parking, together with the urban development of these public spaces and (2) the urban development of the area linking the Cibin Market to the historic center by integrating the historic value of the area and by a clever dialogue of the proposed solution with the historic fabric and the Cibin River.

The Contracting Authority of the competition is The Municipality of Sibiu, the beneficiary of the project which will be contracted following the 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 de arhitectură și urbanism OAR, published in 2018 and revised în 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 European Union countries, the European Economic Area, and 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.


arch. Mirjam Niemeyer
arch. Iris Gleichmann
arch. Ildiko Mitru
arch. Michael Engel
arch. Ildiko Mitru
arch. Horia Moldovan
arch. Cristian Șandru – Representative of the OAR Territorial Branch Sibiu-Vâlcea
arch. Gheorghe Pătrașcu – Representative of AC
arch. Astrid Rottman
arch. Ioana Urdea – Representative of AC


Prize Value
1st Prize The design services contract with an estimated value of 3.734.608 LEI without VAT
2nd Prize 113.770 LEI, including VAT
3rd Prize 56.885 LEI, including VAT

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Date: March 24, 2023