Idea contest in Bucharest

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Student contest for S IMMO's office building THE MARK in Bucharest

S IMMO AG, in partnership with the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest, is organizing a students’ competition for the planning and design of the urban public plaza inside of THE MARK office project located in the center of Bucharest, Romania.

THE MARK, the new office project to be developed in Bucharest by the Austrian investor S IMMO AG, has 28,000 m² of gross external floor area. Starting from the developers’ objective to establish new standards in terms of design vision and the use of new-generation technology, the project is conceived by one of the famous international European architects, Chapman Taylor. It will offer a whole new perspective to the corporate environment for working and living. Upon its completion, at the earliest 2015, THE MARK will represent a visual reference point across the city, as well as in the Romanian office market.

The initiative of organizing an idea contest aims at harnessing young talents in the process of designing and planning an area with very interesting historic, urban and architectural value. The main objective of the competition is finding the optimum architectural solution for the future public square, by also highlighting the historic value of the urban context.

“Since the inception of the development, THE MARK was conceived as to offer exceptional environment conditions, both in terms of the building’s durability, as well as with regards to the historic and urban context. THE MARK will represent a new iconic building of Bucharest, that will restore the history of the place, in a new, innovative design adapted to the actual urban living”, states Friedrich Wachernig, member of S IMMO AG’s Management Board.

The 10 awarded projects of the contest will be awarded with a money amount plus the invitation to attend a workshop organized in the beginning of 2013, where they will have the opportunity to continue and detail the study, together with S IMMO experts and architects. The selection will be made in two stages by a jury composed of UAUIM representatives, the Chief Architect of Bucharest City Hall, one representative of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as S IMMO representatives.

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