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Refurbishing the public space in the centre of the locality of Sibiel, within the town of Sălişte, Sibiu county.

The idea of organizing an architecture contest is the result of an initiative of a group of inhabitants from Sibiel to refurbish the public space in the center of their locality. The aim is to create a playground for children and to redesign the space next to the Monument of the Heroes who died in the two World Wars. Getting into contact with a few architects, the opportunity of involving the inhabitants of the village, architects and the public administration so as to organize a series of common actions for appropriate interventions in Sibiel arose. The example for this approach is the experience the Heritas Foundation has in the rural area (www.heritas.ro) as well as the experience of the LandLuft Association from Austria (www.landluft.at).


The actual redesigning works are supposed to start in 2013. For getting an appropriate project, the initiators - the Town Hall of Săliște, the Association „Asociaţia Sibiel 2000” and the Architects’ Chamber from Romania - launch an architecture contest in one phase, in the two languages Romanian and English, open to contestants from Romania and the EU member states, the European Economic Space as the Swiss Confederation. The contest is organized in the form of an independent public tender followed by the assignment of the planning agreement for the feasibility study and the technical planning, with no prior public attendance announcement.


The contest is organized by the Architects’ Chamber from Romania (Sibiu-Vâlcea Branch), the Heritas Foundation (Sibiu) and the architect Mirela Weber (Vienna, Austria).


The members of the Jury: Horaţiu Răcuciu – mayor of Sălişte; Aurel Pau –president of the Association „Asociaţia Sibiel 2000”; drd. arch. Mirela Ileana Weber, Austria – president of the jury; prof. dr. Gerhard Stadler – Technical University Vienna, Austria; arch. Peter Schneider – Architecture Office „Schneider&Lengauer Architekten”, Austria; dr. arch. Vera Marin – ATU, Association for Urban Transition („Asociaţia pentru Tranziţie Urbană”); arch. Ernö Bogos – Architects’ Chamber from Romania.


The prizes budget is of 6.100 Lei from the funds of the Architects’ Chamber from Romania for cultural projects (Timbrul de Arhitectură). Primăria Săliște finanțează serviciile de proiectare ulterioare.


The official site of the contest (both Romanian and English version) can be found under www.heritas.ro/sibiel and includes all the necessary information for the participants interested in the topic as well as the contest documentation.


For any problem or further question you can fill out the form further down or write us an email to the Secretariat of the Contest under office@heritas.ro


Calendar of the contest:

  • Launching the contest, publishing 21.12.2012
  • Organised visit of the site 12.01.2013
  • Deadline for receiving questions from the contestants 16.01.2013
  • Deadline for communicating and publishing the answers to the questions 21.01.2013
  • Deadline for enrolling for the contest by sending the filled out form to the secretariat of the contest or to the official contest website 23.01.2013
  • Date and time for receiving projects at the secretariat of the contest or date / time of post mailings 04.02.2013, 5 pm
  • Deadline for receiving the projects sent by post mail 08.02.2013
  • Date and time for opening the envelopes 11.02.2013
  • Announcement of the jury results, annulling the anonymous state 18.02.2013
  • Deadline for receiving / solving appeals 22.02.2013
  • Publishing the results 25.02.2013


21.01.2013 The 2002 census results can be downloaded from here.


21.01.2013 The site visit minutes has been published. More details...


20.01.2013 We added more pictures to the photographic documentation. Find them here: http://bit.ly/VGIJdl

20.01.2013 NEW: Opinion exchange between arch. Theodor Gheorghiu and the organizers of the competition on the objectives and motivations of the contest. See the attached document.


Organizers of the competition

- The Romanian Architect's Chamber, branch Sibiu - Vâlcea
- Heritas Foundation
- Arch. Mirela Weber

Promoters of the competition

- Town Hall Sălişte
- Association Sibiel 2000
- The Romanian Architect's Chamber

Project co-financed through the architectural stamp duty.