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The “Evening Chisinau – city of lights” competition winners

  • February 23, 2018
The “Evening Chisinau – city of lights” competition winners

National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, National Palace “Nicolae Sulac” and National Opera and Ballet Theatre “Maria Biesu” are the three buildings that will be set in the spotlight this year. Lighting projects for these buildings have been nominated as the “Evening Chisinau – city of lights” competition winners organized by the Agency of Inspection and Restoration of Monuments, in cooperation with the Design Cafe&Club platform.

The 11 cases registered in the competition were analyzed by a mixed international jury, including world-renowned specialists: Alain Guilhot (France), Frederic Prevostat (France), Mihai Danciu (Romania), Sergey Makhno (Ukraine) and Dorin Stefan (Romania).

Two of the projects gained an equal score during the judging, and the jury members decided to rank first both of them. Thus, the lighting project of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, created by Octavian Catlabuga, master’s degree student of Hochschule Anhalt (Germany) and Evgenia Zhukova, and the lighting project of “Nicolae Sulac” National Palace, signed by architects Oleg and Nadejda Bajura, were nominated winners, and the jury made the decision to grant both of them a 2000-Euro prize. The project that ranked third belongs to the designer Ilie Cebotari, who participated in a contest with a lighting concept of the National Opera and Ballet Theater “Maria Biesu” and will be awarded with 1000 Euros. All winning projects should be completed this year. According to the Director of the Agency for Inspection and Restoration of Monuments, Ion Stefanita, the authorities will allocate MDL 11 million for their execution.

Autori: Octavian Catlabuga și Evgenia Zhukova

Two of the projects gained an equal score during the judging, and the jury members decided to rank first both of them. Thus, the lighting project of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, created by Octavian Catlabuga, master’s degree student of Hochschule Anhalt (Germany) and Evgenia Zhukova, and the lighting project of “Nicolae Sulac” National Palace, signed by architects Oleg and Nadejda Bajura, were nominated winners, and the jury made the decision to grant both of them a 2000-Euro prize.

Autori: Nadejda și Oleg Bajura

The project that ranked third belongs to the designer Ilie Cebotari, who participated in a contest with a lighting concept of the National Opera and Ballet Theater “Maria Biesu” and will be awarded with 1000 Euros.
 All winning projects should be completed this year. According to the Director of the Agency for Inspection and Restoration of Monuments, Ion Stefanita, the authorities will allocate MDL 11 million for their execution.

The jury members also selected four other projects that are expected to be implemented during the coming years. These are the lighting projects of the Mayor’s Office (signed by Alexandru Tibari), the Rabbi Tirilson Synagogue, the Circus and Veronica Micle Street.

The official award ceremony that will be also attended by the renowned architect of light, Alain Guilhot, will take place on 3 March this year.