• Daily use of Saint Mary the Protector's Square
    Sfânta Maria Protectoare Square
  • Intervention plan along Kogalniceanu Street
    Plan
  • Sports event in Saint George's Square
    Sfântul Gheorghe Square
  • Axonometric views of Kogalniceanu Street
    Daily use (left) - Market day (center) - Sports event (right)
  • Daily use of the new Romanian Academy Square
    Academiei Române Square
  • Tree planter, paving grading, bench, water fountain, bollard, drainage, commemorative plate
    Urban furniture and pavement details

Urban Intervention in Cluj-Napoca

Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The plan for the urban development of Mihail Kogalniceanu Street aims to transform this historical setting in the core of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, into a new center for social interaction, civic activity and connectivity.
Five new squares or civic hubs are defined along the course of Kogalniceanu Street, in the widening of its intersections with Universitatii Street, Emmanuel de Martonne Street, Hermann Oberth Street, Gaál Gabor Street and Baba Novac Street. These five new hubs are interconnected by a physical network of vegetation and semi-permeable continuous paving, as well as by an intangible network of digital platforms that encourage and facilitate civic participation. Along these new five squares, the existing courtyards of the adjacent municipal and educational institutional buildings are considered as potential future expansions of the public realm.
Overall, the plan for the urban development of Kogalniceanu Street consists of a series of strategies that identify and utilize the existing opportunities for sustainable mobility, preservation of historical heritage, promotion of civic activities and social interaction, climatic conditioning and improving users’ health and well-being in order to redefine public life in Cluj-Napoca.

Location
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Area
263.234 m2

Client
Cluj-Napoca City hall

PRÁCTICA Team
Jaime Daroca, José Mayoral and José Ramón Sierra with Sebastián Peñas

Renderings
Juan Ramón Samaniego and Sofía Valdivia

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