CUG Maxmesse, Cluj-Napoca

Status: concept design
Year: 2014
Program: master planning
Place: Cluj-Napoca
Project area: 150.700 sqm
Images: Ciprian Onețiu


CUG was purchased, after the production was ceased, by the known group of Bavaria, Max Eicher, and the steelmaking operations. CUG was the largest plant that attracted the population of the worker’s district, Mănăștur. We were asked to propose solutions for regenerating the area. The first area was the exhibition center, after the model developed in Germany, which we called Max Messe. We tested the proposal at Expo Real fair in Munich. Currently, we are trying a public-private partnership for large-scale regeneration benefits for the entire city, with the opening of major roads linking the north and the passage over the railway from Someseni.

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