Between the 3rd and the 6th of September 2020 the competition jury has debated and decided the results for the „Cluj-Napoca Comprehensive Transplant Centre” International Design Competition, competition officially launched on the 28th of May 2020. The Contracting Authority is the Cluj County, the owner of the land and the beneficiary of the competition results. The competition was organized by the Order of Architects in Romania (OAR) in partnership with the Transilvania Office of the Order of Architects in Romania (OAR-T).
On Monday the 7th of September 2020, at 12:00 (GMT+3), the competition results were announced at the Cluj Arena (Aleea Stadionului nr. 2, Cluj-Napoca).
1ST PRIZE: The design services contract with an
Estimated value of 3.248.500 EUR, exclusive of VAT
2ND PRIZE: 60.000 EUR
3RD PRIZE: 30.000 EUR
1ST MENTION: 5.000 EUR
2ND MENTION: 5.000 EUR
The winning projects are as follows:
1ST PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 79 – MO7823 – PINEARQ S.L.P. ASSOCIATED WITH DICO SI TIGANAS BIROU DE PROIECTARE S.R.L
Main authors: Arh. Alberto de Pineda Álvarez
Coauthors: arh. Jenica Craiu, arh. Alexandra Demetriu, arh. Serban Tiganas, arh. Alexandrina Kiss
Architecture collaborators: arh. Giovanna Pomo, arh. Bogdan Dragomir, arh. Maria Buiga
”The project proposes a highly professional and apparently effortless integration of all requirements of the design brief and as well as an appropriate response to the difficult site, creating a positive transition from the heterogeneous urban surroundings towards the green core of the historic site of The University Clinics.
The jury commends the excellent achievements of this project in terms of putting the patient at the core of its conceptual approach, and creating a positive atmosphere, to alleviate the stress that patients are subjected to during the transplant process. The design is clearly expressing these attributes and gives an honest account of the programme.” – Jury feedback
2ND PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 63 – AC1050 – ASIZA BIROU DE ARHITECTURĂ SRL
Main authors: arh. Vlad Sebastian Rusu, arh. Octav Silviu Olănescu, arh. Anamaria Olănescu, arh. Miruna Moldovan
Architecture collaborators: arh. Ștefania Boca, arh. Petrică Maier-Drăgan, arh. Andrada Pinte
Structură de rezistență – ing. Ovidiu Rusu
Fluide medicale, inginerie medicală, epidemiologie, instalații – ing. Istvan Besenyei, ing. Cornel Rusu
”The project proposes a low-rise composition of simple volumes, seamlessly integrated into the existing built fabric of the listed ensemble of The University Clinics, and considerate about the urban surroundings. The rational, calm and discreet atmosphere and the quality of the architectural solutions match the function of the building and of the entire ensemble.” – Jury feedback
3RD PRIZE: PROJECT NO. 82 – SH0607 – STARH – ARHITECTURA, CONSTRUCTII, DESIGN SRL.
Main authors: MARIA-IULIA STANCIU, FLORIAN STANCIU
Coauthors: COSMIN GĂLĂȚIANU, COSMIN VALENTIN GEORGESCU, OCTAVIAN BÎRSAN, CRISTIAN ALEXANDRU BEȘLIU, CEZARA LORENȚ, OANA GRĂMADĂ, ROBERTA FURMUȘELU, EDUARD UNTARU
Architecture collaborators: NELA ANDRIEȘ, ANA CĂTĂLINA MUȘETESCU
Specialties collaborator: Ing. KISS KRISTIAN
”The proposal presents a complex and multilayered project, a rich story of a world apart, which can be read on multiple levels. While showing a refined understanding of the historical and cultural background, and a set of subtle references to the University Hospital Complex, it is a very contemporary architectural gesture, as it works in an innovative way with attributes already validated by time.” – Jury feedback
1ST MENTION: PROJECT NO. 64 – PP1055 – PRÁCTICA ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO, S.L.P. ASSOCIATED WITH PLANHO CONSULTORES, S.L.P.
Main authors: PRÁCTICA ARQUITECTURA Y URBANISMO, S.L.P. & PLANHO CONSULTORES, S.L.P.
Architecture collaborators: Jaime Daroca, José Mayoral, José Ramón Sierra, Alonso Rosa, Amanda Castellano, Enrique Vallecillos Segovia, Manuel Pérez, Pablo Blázquez, Alfonso Fernández, Enrique Vallecillos Portillo
”The project proposes a conspicuous response to the requirements of integration between the complex programme and the existing natural and built environment, relying on a contrasting dialogue of two clear volumes – a plinth and a prism – that perform distinct functional and architectural roles.” – Jury feedback.
2ND MENTION: PROJECT NO. 70 – CR2020 – EXHIBIT ARHITECTURA SRL
Main authors: Oprea Dragoș
Coauthors: : Bertleff Johannes, Oprea Cristian Mihai, Vlăsceanu Tudor Bogdan, Petrencu Nicolae, Cucoreanu Dana, Rășoiu Ciprian Ionuț, Szabolcs Egyed, Răzvan Andrei, Flavius Adrian Ianchiș, Nechita Sabina, Grecea Raluca, Bârsan Ioana Lucia
Architecture collaborators: Gavriliu Traian, Bucur Beatrice, Dimofte Alice, Necula Radu
Specialties collaborator: Dr. Angheloiu Bogdan
”The jury appreciated the contemporary character of the intervention, which proposes a bold composition, mediating in a striking visual statement the complexity of the Victor Babeș street and The University Hospital Complex. By using clear composition principles and a contemporary expression, the project stands out for its volumetric accuracy and architectural quality.” – Jury feedback
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 ambition behind the competition is 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. Moreover, the future Comprehensive Transplant Centre is 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 competition was organized 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.
Sources & Credits
The organizing team for the Order of Architects in Romania (OAR) is: arch. Ana Maria Zahariade – OAR Vicepresident for Competitions, arch. Mirona Crăciun – OAR Competitions Coordinator, arch. Ilinca Pop – Jury secretary, arch. Iulia Cucu – Competitions PR.
Details regarding the competition are available on the official website of the competition at:
The competition results are available at:
All projects participating in the competition will be available starting with the 9th of September on-line under the “Entries” section of the competition website at:Save