Location: Piața Sfatului, Brașov, Romania
Categories: Square, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Design, Public Infrastructure, Public Space, Community
Submission deadline: April 01, 2022, at 16:00 PM
Language: Romanian, English
Organizers: Order of Architects in Romania (OAR)


Introduction: The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR), the Brașov-Covasna-Harghita OAR Territorial Branch and the Municipality of Brașov are glad to announce the official launch of the „Piața Sfatului – Brașov Central Square” International Design Competition.

Summary: The purpose of the design competition is to select the best selecting the best solution for Piața Sfatului – Brașov Central Square, for awarding the design services contract. 

The primary objective of the competition is that the Brasov City Hall contract the design services necessary for a good quality development of Piata Sfatului’s (Council Square) public space, in accordance with the values accumulated here over a long period of time. In correlation with this intention/goal, the Contracting Authority is in search of a preliminary vision for the medium–and– long–term development of Brasov Citadel, that will comprise the already completed urban interventions, and that will integrate them in search of/toward a common aim. This vision must demonstrate the validity of the Piata Sfatului (Council Square) development proposals in relation to the entire area of Brasov Citadel, for as long a term as possible.

The Contracting Authority is the Municipality of Brașov. 

The competition is organized by the Order of Architects in Romania, 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. 

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.

 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. 


1. arch. Josep Miàs 

2. arch. Phillipe Prost 

3. arch. José Mayoral

 4. arch. Johannes Bertleff 

5. arch. Köllő Miklós – Representative of the OAR Territorial Branch Brașov-Covasna-Harghita

 6. arch. Ștefan Bâlici

7. arch. Miruna Stroe 

 8. arch. Marilena Manolache – Chief Architect of the Brașov Municipality 

9. arch. Dragoș Popescu 


1st Prize: 1.484.700RON VAT exclusive 

2nd Prize: 74.235 RON VAT exclusive

 3rd Prize: 39.592 RON VAT exclusive


Official launch of the competition : The official launch in SEAP 

Site visit : February 12, 2022 (Friday) 

Deadline for project submission : April 01, 2022, H 16:00 (Friday) 

Jury assessment of the projects : April 8-10, 2022 (FridaySunday)

Winner official announcement (press conference with the Jury) : April 11, 2022 (Monday) 

Find out more on the official competition website: https://oar.archi/en/concursur…

and in 

Romanian: https://oar.archi/concursuri/o… 

For the latest news on the competition follow our official OAR Competitions Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oar.c…

For more news about our organization please follow the official Order of Architects in Romania (OAR) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OARNa… 

 Press Contact: Iulia CUCU 

e-mail: concursuri@oar.arch

tel: 0730.092.199


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