“RULMENTUL, BRAȘOV” International Design Competition


Sponsor: Municipality of Brașov
Type: open, International, one-stage
Competition management: Romanian Order of Architects (OAR),
Eligibility: Architects, Landscape architects, planners
Languages: English and Romanian
Fee: none
4 October 2024 – Submission deadline for documents
The Site:
The former Rulmentul Industrial Site is one of the most important real estate reserves of the city, with an area comparable to that of the Old Citadel of Brașov – approximately 52 hectares. Through the successive transformations to which it was subjected throughout the 20th century, the site is a direct witness of the significant moments that mark the industrial past of the city, thereby becoming an , identifying, emotional and historical landmark for the generations that have witnessed the industrial site during its operation. However, the site is not really present in the daily life of the citizens of Brașov today, given the complete decommissioning of the production activity in 2007. Since then, in the absence of actual regenerationinitiatives, the platform is in an accelerated process of degradation which leads to significant losses, some irreversible.
1st Prize: the estimated value of the design services contract – 2.274.000 EUR without VAT (11.324.520,00 RON* without VAT)
2nd Prize: 42.016 EUR without VAT (209.000,00 RON* without VAT)
3rd Prize: 25.142 EUR without VAT (125.210,09 RON* without VAT)
3 x Hon. Mentions: 8.403 EUR without VAT (41.848,74 RON* without VAT)
landscape arch. Iris Dupper
landscape arch. Dominika Tihanyi
arch. Oana Țiganea
urb. Marcello Modica
arch. Christoph Jantos
arch. Dragoș Oprea – Reprezentative of the AC
arch. urb. Rudolf Gräf
arch. Ilinca Păun Constantinescu
urb. Raluca Baco – Reprezentative of the AC
Design Challenge:
The purpose of this competition is to select the best solution for the urban regeneration of the former Rulmentul Industrial Site, in order to commission the design services contract. Urban regeneration is a large-scale and long-lasting process that requires an integrated, multidisciplinary and phased approach.

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Note: Participation is restricted to design professionals residing in the following countries:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See (Vatican City State), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Kosovo