International Union of Architects

Project Competition for the Reconstruction of the National History Museum of Romania

Romania

Restoration of the National History Museum of Romania

restoration museum culture

open, international, single-phase competition for reconstruction of the National History Museum of Romania 

Presentation

The open, international, single-phase competition for a “new spatial and design concept of the National Museum of Romanian History in Bucharest” reached a successful conclusion last week. The restoration of the National History Museum of Romania will restructure its historic building within its urban context in central Bucharest, renovate its collections and, by improving the quality of its public cultural services, allow it to take its place among contemporary European museums of history.

The UIA endorsed the single-phase project competition, whose regulations were in accordance with the UIA-UNESCO regulations. The competition was supported by the Romanian Ministry of Culture and organized by the Chamber of Architects of Romania.  Irish architect Roisin Heneghan represented the UIA on the international jury.

37 entries were admitted to the adjudication.  After two days of deliberation, the international jury decided to attribute first prize to Romanian firm, Starh – A.C.D. SRL.  The jury praised the “elegance of the exhibition concept and the architectonic quality of the new exhibition spaces evoking a definitive character.” The jury especially appreciated the “impressive canopy that creates a new kind of space in the Courtyard” and which functions as “a meeting place for guests, as the living room of the museum and of the wider city.”

The jury also shortlisted 2 other entries for Second and Third Prizes, citing their high quality and the interesting solutions their authors proposed.

Second Prize – Sergio Walter Martínez Nieto representing AWA (Spain)

Third Prize – S.C. Studio Est & Partners S.R.L.  (Romania)

 

Results

37 entries were admitted to the adjudication.  After two days of deliberation, the international jury decided to attribute first prize to Romanian firm, Starh – A.C.D. SRL.

Winner

Starh – A.C.D. SRL

Prize

The jury also shortlisted 2 other entries for Second and Third Prizes:

Second Prize – Sergio Walter Martínez Nieto representing AWA (Spain)

Third Prize – S.C. Studio Est & Partners S.R.L.  (Romania)

Jury

Rainer Mahlamaki, architect - Finland

Pere Riera, architect - Spain

Dan Hanganu, architect - Romania

Dr. Ernest Oberlaender-Târnoveanu - Romania

Róisín Heneghan, architect – Ireland, UIA representative

Oana Bogdan, architect – Belgium

Serban Sturdza, architect – Romania

 

 

 

Deputy members::

Isa Stürm, architect, Switzerland

Kim Attila, architect – Romania