Cluj Arena Stadium, Designed with ADVANCE Steel, Nominated for the WAN Awards 2012

As the world's largest architectural awards programme, the WAN Awards offers worldwide exposure for architectural projects.

Cluj, Romania, September 09, 2012 --( This year, Cluj Arena Stadium was nominated for the WAN Awards 2012, in the Civic Buildings category, by the International Awards for Architecture. More info you can find here:

With a budget of over 35 mil Euros, Cluj Arena Stadium in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, managed to meet the highest norms in performance and functionality, totaling latest UEFA and FIFA standards.

The stadium, built in the heart of Transylvania, was designed to be multipurpose, accommodating numerous social events including football and other sports competitions.

Some brief details:
-30,328 seats (approximately 1500 seats for the VIP section and 30 seats for people with disabilities);
- 8 lane accredited athletics track;
- 80 meters practice track for young athletes;
- 2 electronic scoreboards (60 square meters each);
- Underground parking for over 300 cars;
- Nocturnal lights for HD transmissions;
- Video surveillance system, with over 100 surveillance cameras throughout the entire stadium. "Transparency is the major architectural theme. It is visual, mental and affective. The skin is designed to breathe, literally, allowing to stay connected with the park, the river, the hills and the city. You may see through the facades inside out while daylight and outside in while the lights are on during a show." (the entire article can be read here:

Dico şi Ţigănaş Design Office was in charge of modeling and detailing this complex project, for which they decided to use the BIM software for structural steel engineering, detailing and fabrication from GRAITEC - Advance Steel.

"It is more than a stadium; it is the new landmark of the city, in which we managed to capture the passion, the emotions and most of all, the spirit of fair-play", Eng. Florin Dico from Dico şi Ţigănaş Designe Office.

For more details, you can visit the official web-site of Cluj Arena Stadium:

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Valérie Dugard