At the 2018 edition of Romanian Design Week members (specialists in design-related areas) of the Special Creative Board each made a top of their favorite works exhibited in the Central Exhibition. We are honored by distinguished architect Angelo Roventa, who’s top 5 also included our project for ALA Notary Office which was characterized as ‘A spatial solution that produces a tension in the existent, positively, quietly and sovereignly dissolved with the help of an appropriate functional furniture system.’
We were honored to accept, on behalf of the entire design&build team of Pirelli 410 Motorsport facility composed of AECOM Ingineria, Gordias and CON-A, the 2nd place within the 18th edition of AICPS National Conference awards. Our project was honored for ‘performance and quality in the design of building structures’.
The project unfolds the conversion of a former warehouse (located in Slatina, Olt county, Romania) into a state of the art facility housing under one roof research and design laboratories, production and testing lines and corresponding offices and meeting rooms for Pirelli motorsport tyres.
We are delighted to announce that our Interior Architecture project ‘Spaces for alternative art education at Tudor Jarda School of Art’ was awarded the 1st prize at this years Elle Decoration Romanian Design Awards in the 2nd category 'The best design of a public space'. We would like to send a special thanks to everyone involved with the project, to Ovidiu Micsa for the coolest flics ever and last, but not least, the wonderful public who, through their votes, moved the project on the jury's table.
Our project, 'Space Capsule', lands on the 2nd place of the podium in the competition organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Identity, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Cultural Institute with the help of the Romanian Union of Architects.
In the words of the jury members: 'The emphasis falls on the opening of the boundaries and the tension between unitary surfaces and the differentiation through the third dimension, on the playful inversion of landscape and sky. The architectural discourse is clear and straightforward and suggests a valuable and attractive spatial experience for the visitors.'
Saturday November 11th Paul held a lecture on architects and architecture for 11th and 12th grade high school students from established Cluj-Napoca based high-schools. The lecture was part of a day long event titled ‘Meet Your Future’ destined to give high school students a brief, but down to earth, insight into the fields of 6 professions: psychology, ICT, law, medicine, architecture, HR. The education and charity event, hosted by Impact Hub, was organized by Cluj-Napoca based Lions Club 360.
We are delighted to announce that our Interior Architecture project for the 6 out of the 8 ‘Spaces for alternative art education at Tudor Jarda School of Art’ was awarded the 1st prize within Romanian Building Awards 2017 as well as a special prize awarded by Romanian Association for Lighting (ARI)
We would like to thank and congratulate the organizers abplus events and proevent, congratulate the teams of the 18 finalist projects and thank the members of the jury, arch. Xander Vermeulen Windsant (Winner of Mies van der Rohe 2017, The Netherlands, Director of XVW Architectuur), arch. Renato Rizzi (architect and theorist, Associate Professor at the University of Venice, Department of Theory and Design), arch. Bruno Andreșoiu (iglooarchitecture coordinator, co-founder and president of igloomedia), arch. Andrei Șerbescu (founder of ADNBA, Professor at "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, Chair of Architectural Design) and arch. Miha Desman (founder of DANS arhitekti) for their words of encouragement.
We proudly announce that our project for the interiors of SPATJ's Choreography studio: classic/modern/contemporary dance and Fashion studio brought us a new distinction: Nomination in the 6th category, Interior Architecture and Scenography, ot the 2017 Transylvanian Biennial of Architecture.
We would like to send a special thanks to the board of directors of the 'Tudor Jarda' School of Folk Art for proving to be exemplary partners, Rares Constructii for the wonderful job, and last, but not least, Ovidiu Micsa for the coolest flics ever.
Paul was invited by the editors - and on the framework - of '2.14 Tipuri de Scoli de arhitectura /2.14 Types of architectural schools' book to a roundtable on the topic of architectural education alongside editors Ina Stoian and Alexandru Belenyi and architects and educators Adrian Iancu (dean of Cluj-Napoca's Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning), Vlad Rusu and Tiberiu Bucsa and students Oana Avram and Victor Stefan.
The event will take place within BATRA 2017 on Wednesday, October 11th, from 19hrs in the patio of Cluj-Napoca's Arts Museum.
'2.14 Types of Architecture Schools' is a collective volume edited by Irina Bancescu, Alexandru Belenyi and Ina Stoian, an editorial project coordinated by PlusMinus Association, co-financed by OAR and AFCN in 2016 and supported by the Bucharest Annual of Architecture 2017.
Authors: Irina Bancescu, Raluca Becheru, Alexandru Belenyi, Tiberiu Bucsa, Laura Cristea, Cristina Constantin & Cosmin Pavel, Hanna Derer, Tudor Elian, Stefan Ghenciulescu, Ana Maria Goilav, Oana Gramada & Cezara Lorenz, Irina Gudana & Raluca Sabau, Petre Guran, Liviu Ianasi, Magda Juravlea & Andreea Nicut, Kazmer Kovacs, Dan Marin, Marian Moiceanu, Paul Moldovan, Irina Nastasa-Matei, Ionut Nedelcu, Maria Daria Oancea & George Marinescu, Oana Simionescu, Andrei Florin Sora, Serban Sturdza, Andrei Serbescu, Dorin Stefan, Serban Tiganas, Dana Vais, Ana-Maria Vesa Good.
Translation: Cosmina Stanasel
Illustrations: Lucian Sandu-Milea
Graphics: Radu Matei Manelici
The book will be launched on Monday, June 19th, at 18:30 in the Apollo Theater Hall, Universul Palace, 23rd-25th Ion Brezoianu St., Bucharest.