Result Announcement: East Park Cluj- Napoca

Result Announcement: East Park Cluj- Napoca



Between the 5th and the 7th of February 2021, the competition jury debated and decided the results for the „East-Park Cluj Napoca” International Design Competition, competition officially launched on the 21st of October 2020. The Contracting Authority is the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca, the owner of the land and the beneficiary of the competition results.

The winning projects are as follows:

1st Prize: Metapolis Architects S.P.R.L. in association with S.C. Studio de peisaj Ana Horhat S.R.L. and S.C. Atelier Mass S.R.L.

Main authors: Metapolis Architects, Studio de Peisaj Ana Horhat, Atelier Mass

“SHIFTING NATURES proposes East Park as one continuous space, gradually changing from protected wetland to a quiet park with generous open spaces. It smartly merges the fluidity of space of the wetland area with the orthogonal arrangement of the nursery plantation into one coherent drawing. It is built up with minimum means – topography, water, vegetation and paths, yet the outcome create impressive richness and diverse atmospheres that are open to evolve over time and to absorb future needs.” – Jury feedback

2nd Prize: Karres en Brands Landschapsarchitecten B.V and “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning

Main authors: Darius Reznek, Bart Brands, Natalia Gruszczynska, Oana Paraschiv, Justyna Chmielewska, Mathijs Peters, Ida Pedersen (KARRES EN BRANDS)
Co-authors: Cristina Enache, Alexandra Coltos, Sorina Rusu (UAUIM)

”Next Nature proposes an acupunctural strategy within a system that connects the larger scale (the river Someș and the important green areas in the South of the city), with the local features on site — neighborhoods, thresholds, entrances and the park development. The strategy is enhanced by using constructive design tools so that the place becomes a landmark that welcomes new inhabitants eager to discover lands they are not used to experiencing in urban regular life.”– Jury feedback


Main authors: Péter Eszter, Fleșeriu Alexandru Nicolae
Coauthors: Afrasiabi Dariush Vlad, Filip Oana Antonia, Farkas Kinga, Hrenciuc Andra Gabriela, Stoica Radu Nicolae
Specialized collaborators: Dudaș Maria Cristina, Tetelea Cristian

“The project defines continuities from the urban scale to the local one as a way to reverse the transformation of an isolated ‘abandoned’ land back to regular life. This connective net is then ‘literally’ translated to a design process that enables different kinds of uses (illustrated with various sketches) as well as different perspectives by working with topography.” – Jury feedback

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