Competition, Science Campus, Cluj-Napoca

Status: concept design
Year: 2022
Program: competitions & concepts
Place: Cluj-Napoca
Project area: 64.797 sqm
Images: Tegmark, Beyond Visual Arts


Our project is conceived as a coherent masterplan and aims to seamlessly solve and integrate both functionally as well as physically the built and natural environment. The plan arrangement is inspired by the traditional medieval city fabric, which is formed of a system of squares and varying corridors which link these squares into a rich diverse social tissue. Programmatic needs are therefore catered for both individually and collectively, offering discrete identity through pockets, niches, squares, amphitheaters, natural steps, and increased connectivity via a meandering sloping network of ramps, steps, corridors, and bridges flying over and through the public spaces and connecting each private space providing a system of spatial orientation and organization.

Main authors: Zaha Hadid Architects, Project Director: Paulo Flores, Project Associate: Bogdan Zaha
Co-author: Dico şi Ţigănaş Architecture and Engineering
Architecture collaborators: Paulo Flores, Martin Gsandtner, Boyan Hristov, Paul Joseph, Bogdan Zaha, Denisa Petruş, Iulia Lung

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