The architectural future of Iași, one of Romania’s historic cities, is being rewritten by an international architecture competition. Iulius Group wants to design an architectural ensemble in the city centre in the spirit of contemporary architecture, but with respect and reverence for the past. Four global architecture offices – Foster&Partners, MVRDV, UN Studio and Zaha Hadid Architects – competed. During a two-day event, their solutions were presented and discussed with the residents of Iasi, the architectural community, the academia, the civil society and the media.
We were proud to communicate this unique approach for Romania, intended to reset the public conversation about architecture and urban regeneration, not only in Iași, but at national level.