Upon reviewing this aspect, we modified the format you can use. You can submit a
maximum of 2 x A0, pdf format, compositions in landscape layouts. The archive has been updated with this
information as well, you can redownloaded it under the Rules and regulations section located on
The unique identification serial is a six-sign code that consists in four numbers
two letters created by yourself in the appropriate field on the Participation form. For more details,
consult the Anonymity section of the brief.
In the participation form you are required to complete the Unique identification
serial field and send the document archived in a .zip called teamcode.zip via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The unique identification serial is a six-sign code that consists in four numbers and two letters
yourself. The same code will be title / subject of your e-mail.
To ensure the anonymity of the submissions, we have created two separate e-mails /
One with the project and descriptive texts. In the lower right corner of every page of the project you
insert a text box that will contain a unique identification serial.
A second one with the archived participation form containing the authors of the project and the unique
identification serial. This e-mail / folder will be accessed only after the Jury meeting &
deliberation has occurred, in order to ensure complete anonymity.
By using this mechanism, we ensure complete anonymity. For more details, please consult the
section of the brief.
Yes, being registered in OAR as a trainee architect / arhitect stagiar will
order to participate in the competition.
The team can participate, but it needs to mention this aspect in the application
The age restriction applies only for you, the applicant.
The floor plans have been updated with all relevant information, you can
the archive with all of them using the Floor Plans section located on this page.
The enrollment and project submission deadline are November 9th, 00:00 (Bucharest,
Romania local time). We will accept proposals until the end of that day.
The heating system can be replaced or modified as long as this action is included in
your proposal and in the budget set for the redesign.
Yes, the ceiling can be modified in accordance with your design or concept.
The current furniture can be removed or integrated in your redesign proposal.
The toilet and the hallway leading to it should not be integrated in your concepts
The storage space needs to be in the store, it is up to you how its integration in
available space is done.
There is no requirement to define separate spaces for these activities. We
holistic approach and the integration of these spaces in a multifunctional zone.
Yes, we will have a bar for the dedicated coffee zone of the store. A description
more detailed information can be found in the brief.
We keep an open mind to your proposals and suggestions. Our only requirement is to
follow the indications provided in the brief.
A minifridge is a necessary requirement. Its positioning depends on the placement
envision in your proposal for the bar.
The coffee zone should accommodate a maximum of 10 people.
We will use separate cash registers for the two economical activities.
Of the products that we currently know of, we can mention ceramic products, bags
of jute, leather and wood. On some occasions we will host thematic events that will feature cosmetic
products, jewelry or clothes.
The focus should be on the product itself. If the designer and the craftsman, or
story of the product, can be integrated or displayed in a way that it will enhance the customer’s
experience, you can proceed with it.
The furniture used in the store could be part of our offer for the clients and
them only if collection / pieces of furniture have been created in a limited series, designed and
manufactured in Romania.
Yes, you can work alongside our craftsmen in order to create the furniture you
envisioned for your concept.
As it stands in this moment, we have a 50% split between returning and occasional
There are two main motives behind this decision: the competition is open for
participants and because we needed to create a common ground for discussion and deliberation of the
proposals in respect to the jury’s international componence.