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Romanian Regeneration Project in Transylvania design by YRM Architects

30 Jun 2008

YRM Wins Masterplan for Transylvania Tractor Regeneration Project

YRM have been selected to masterplan the regeneration of 123-hectare former tractor factory in Brasov, Romania

The ‘Tractorul’ site was formerly one of the world’s largest production complexes for tractors producing over a million models. The site constitutes an eighth of the area of the city of Brasov, Romania’s second largest city. It is superbly located close to the trans-European road and rail routes connecting the North and Black seas and is surrounded by exceptional alpine countryside, recently used in the film ‘Cold Mountain’.

Historic Tractorul building
Brasov Development Romania: Transylvania Tractor Factory
photograph © Centerra Capital Partners

The aim now is to regenerate the site with a mix of commercial and lifestyle uses with extensive landscaping.The plan is to develop a medium density scheme over 15 years comprising 6,000 apartments; a large mall and retail park; offices; a hotel with linked exhibition and conference facilities; a regional hospital, education campus, and civic and social buildings.

Project Director Iain Macdonald commented “Tractorul is an exceptional opportunity to generate sustainable development for ‘WORK-LIVE-PLAY’, a concept which aims to link the city and its alpine hinterland. Brasov currently receives 400,000 visitors per year, and with the high level of interest being shown by operators and developers wishing to co-invest, we believe it could become a year-round alternative to the Black Sea resorts.”

Centerra Capital Partners selected YRM from an international shortlist that included von Gerkan Mark & Partners, MVRDV, D Architekten, Squires, AukettFitzroyRobinson and Burrows Cave. BuroHappold and Norman Disney & Young partner with YRM in the project.

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