EAST PARK

Cluj. 2021

Open competition entry

Client: City of Cluj

Organizer: The Romanian Chamber of Architects 

External team: Ana Maria Cosma, Cristina Moldovan

Special thanks: Șerban Țigănaș

Area/GFA: 45 ha / 2.000 sqm

Designed: 2020-2021 

East Park is articulating the meeting point of the Becaș valley with the Gheorgheni wetlands. The former tree nursery in between is connecting the two wild habitats and is bringing together neighboring urban communities. The Wetlands are being restored, extended and protected  to become the core of the new Park, with their outstanding biodiversity. Stretching between the Wetlands and the Becaș creek, the former tree nursery is being preserved, made accessible and turned into a network of hedgerows, groves, small forests and clearings. The resulting patchwork of public spaces of various sizes and atmospheres offers a wide flexibility in use and allow the East Park to be developed in steps, while large surfaces being kept as a future reserve.