National Biennial of Architecture – Romania, 2023
15th edition - “TOGETHER”
About BNA 2023
The National Biennial of Architecture – Romania, 2023 (BNA) is the most important professional event of the architects’ guild, constantly organized, every two years, since 1994 by the Union of Romanian Architects (UAR). The “National Biennial of Architecture” label is a trademark of UAR and reflects the national scale of the competition as well as its territorial representation at the national level.
The Biennial has a different concept for each edition, which is proposed by the Board of the Union of Romanian Architects. The concept is structured as a cultural agenda, with complex and interesting content both for the architects’ guild and the wide audience, to whom the production of architecture is addressed.
The theme of this year’s edition of the Biennial is Architecture is done TOGETHER!
TOGETHER we dream of a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
TOGETHER we reassess the planet’s resources and make a new Pact with nature, grounded on regeneration and common sense.
TOGETHER we protect the environment and the people.
TOGETHER we tackle climate change and design buildings, neighbourhoods, cities and landscapes that are able to cope with its impact.
TOGETHER we learn to adopt a restoring, regenerative and circular approach.
TOGETHER we understand the city, and anticipate the needs of different background and identity groups.
TOGETHER, we as architects, urban planners, landscape architects, designers, developers, clients and owners, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs identify sustainable solutions for all.
TOGETHER, we as experts in different fields work as a team to create a sustainable and inclusive future.
TOGETHER, we as female and male architects, young or more elderly, students and professors are all part of a profession that society needs more than ever before.
TOGETHER we unify individual and collective values and beliefs, and build a foreseeable future.
TOGETHER we learn from the past, build in the present and look at the future, encourage a visionary spirit and the experiment, use cutting-edge technologies and learn from local traditions.
TOGETHER we cultivate our freedom of creation founded on ethics and solidarity.
TOGETHER we succeed and leave no one behind.
TOGETHER we do architecture that draws closer and unites, reconciles and heals.
President of UAR: Arch. Ileana TUREANU
Honorable President of the Bienale: Arch. Vladimir ARSENE
Comissioner Arch. Lorin NICULAE
Director: Arch. Ioana ALEXE
Art director: Arch. Andra Panait
The cities: București, Baia-Mare, Cluj-Napoca, Craiova, Iași, Sibiu, Târgoviște, Târgu-Mureș
3. Industrial, Administrative, Tourist, Sports/Leisure Buildings
4. Socio-Cultural Buildings (Education, Culture, Health, Worship)
6. Heritage Recuperation and Identity Interpretation
10. Architecture Publications
13. Diplomas – Architects on the Rise
15. Summer Schools of Architecture and Creation Camps