Educational Campus in Bucharest

Quadratum Architecture
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Quadratum Architecture
Quadratum Architecture
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arch. Patricia STURZOIU,
arch. Emanuel VIȘAN,
arch. Ștefania PETRIȘOR,
arch. Raluca NISTOR
arch. Carmen BUDĂI,
arch. Alexandru VOINESCU,
arch. Adrian ROGOBETE,
Energoproiect (structural engineering),
CES Consulting/Ez Project (installations)
City Hall of Sector 4 of Bucharest
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Educational Campus in Bucharest
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Project overview
The Educational Campus in Sector 4 of Bucharest stands as a model for best practices in the implementation of coordinated, unified, and multifunctional projects funded by public and European resources. The project uniquely integrates a series of investments, including interventions on existing buildings, remodeling, strengthening, and new constructions, resulting in a cohesive campus serving up to 2,000 users, encompassing preschool, primary, and high school education.Initially, the campus featured a school building and a sports hall, which were consolidated and modernized, alongside a workshop building converted into a boys’ dormitory, and an administrative building repurposed for kindergarten spaces. To meet modern educational needs, new structures were added: a girls’ dormitory, a cafeteria, and an auditorium. The design places special emphasis on outdoor spaces to foster sports and social activities in an inviting environment.Key features include terraces overlooking the main sports field and a new portico that connects adjacent buildings, ensuring sheltered circulation. This contemporary approach seamlessly blends renovated, repurposed, and new constructions, rejuvenating old socialist buildings. Finalized in 2022, the whole investment reached approximately 56 million Euros (including VAT) – for the entire Campus, excluding design and supervision fees.
Project history
The Educational Campus project was initiated by the City Hall of Sector 4 of Bucharest, a public authority committed to enhancing the local educational infrastructure. The project began with a comprehensive analysis of the existing deficiencies across several buildings and was designed as a cohesive campus from the outset. This approach contrasts with the typical gradual development, where individual buildings are addressed separately over many years, depending on funding availability. The 7 individual projects were designed throughout 2019-2021, the campus being finalized in 2022. The special aspect of this project is that it managed to create a cohesive campus through a series of strategic investments. Unlike typical projects that develop gradually, this campus was conceived as a whole, allowing for a comprehensive assessment of deficiencies and the development of various programs from preschool to afterschool, including dormitories for boys and girls, a school cafeteria, and an events hall. This approach established the campus as a model for good practice for Romanian investments using European Funds.The impact on the community has been significant. By reaching the financing goals of extending educational capacity and achieving sustainability targets, the project demonstrated efficient use of public funds. It provided a high-quality, honest type of architecture, ensuring access to quality spaces for all. This democratic approach to educational infrastructure has set a new standard for future public projects, making a lasting positive impact on both the clients and the broader community.