CVFB // Digital Museum
project type: Museum // Visitor's Center
location: Pecica // Arad // Romania
credits: arch.: D. Milotin // ing.: G. Takacs .:. C. Sebarchievici // photos: B. Iorgovan
constructor: S.C. START S.R.L. // Arad // M. Ionescu
current status: completed // year: 2013
project type: International Competition
location: Helsinki // Finland
credits: DSBA Team
year: 2012
Transylvania Philarmonics Headquarters
project type: International Competition
location: Cluj // Romania
credits: DSBA team and others
year: 2011
project type: International Competition
award: 1st Prize
location: Taichung // Taiwan
credits: DSBA team // upgrade studio // M. Craciun
year: 2010-2011
B.O.A.Z. Tower
project type: diploma - architecture
location: Timisoara // Romania
credits: individual study - diploma
year: 2010
Ann Art Gallery
project type: Art Gallery
location: Bucharest // Romania
credits: DSBA team
year: 2012
photo copyrights: Ann Art Gallery

Bio and more...


September, 20th, 1985born in ARAD, Romania
1991-2004school and highschool in ARAD, Romania - major in Computer Science
2004-2010Bachelor + M.Arch (arch. dipl.) at UPT F. of Architecture - TIMISOARA, Romania
2010-2013Apprentice Architect (Junior Architect) at DSBA - BUCHAREST, Romania
March, 2013Licensed Architect - authorized signature (Architect) at DSBA - BUCHAREST, Romania
December, 2013Owner // Architect at RINO Architecture - BUCHAREST, ARAD, TIMISOARA, Romania



2010-present:PhD-student in Architecture with the Thesis "Social and Cultural Anthropology in Contemporary Architecture"

2004-2010:M.Arch. and Bachelor at the U.P.T. - Faculty of Architecture Timisoara, Romania

1991-2004:School in Arad ("Moise Nicoara" National College) - major in Computer Science

International achievements

2014:Architecture Exhibitor @ "Romanian Design Week", Bucharest, Romania

2014:Speaker @ "GIS 2014", Bucharest, Romania

2012:First Prize @ "Digital Museum", Pecica, Arad, Romania

2011:First Prize @ "Taiwan Tower International Conceptual Design Competition", Taichung, Taiwan

International publications


May 2014:Wired Magazine // page 48 // United Kingdom

April 2014:Harmonies // no. 56, page 166-171 // Lebanon & France

April 2014:Atelierul de Proiectare // no. 12, page 32-35 // Romania

Feb 2014:B1 - Be One Magazine // vol. 7, no. 76, page 56-61 // Thailand

Jan 2014:Jet Magazine // vol. 137, page 132-135 // Hong-Kong

Dec-Jan 2013-2014:Revista Zeppelin // no. 120, page 32-34 // Romania

Dec-Jan 2013-2014:igloo: habitat & arhitectura // no. 144-145, page 30-34 // Romania

Online publications:

2014:Wikipedia.org : Muzeul Digital din Pecica

TheGuardian.org : Culture Professionals - Ten global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture

Club-Innovation-Culture.fr: La Roumanie Cree Le Premier Musee Uniquement Numerique

Club-ArhiMania.ro: Interviu cu arhitectul Claudiu Ionescu despre proiectul care a pus Romania pe harta digitala a lumii

RomanianDesignWeek.com: Claudiu Ionescu

IEGIS.ro: Arch. Claudiu IONESCU

2013:Archdaily: Digital Museum / Claudiu Ionescu

PSFK.com: Digital-Only Museum Has No Actual Art

ADMagazine.ru: Digital museum in Romania

EntertainmentDesigner.com: Curating Culture: Romania's digital museum

Gizmag.com: Digital Museum

Modernism.ro: Digital Museum

Inspirationist.net: Romania’s first permanent digital museum in Pecica by Claudiu Ionescu

Architecture works

Digital Museum (competition and detailed project - 150 sqm - first prize) - Pecica, Romania
Taiwan Tower - Floating observatories (competition - 172.400 sqm - first prize) - Taichung, Taiwan
BOAZ tower - Office, shopping and leisure (65.000 sqm) - Timisoara, Romania
Charles de Gaulle Underground Parking and Shopping Mall (60.000 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania
Office, hotel and shopping mall (18.000 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania
Central Library (competition - 15.000 sqm - still to be judged) - Helsinki, Finland
Kuwait Embassy (competition - 8.500 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania
Taichung Public Library and Fine Arts Museum (competition - 50.000 sqm) - Taichung, Taiwan
Lybian Navy School (competition - 36.000 sqm) - Tripoli, Lybia
Old Beer Factory (15.000 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania
City's Philarmonic (competition - 15.000 sqm) - Cluj, Romania
Old Army Building (13.000 sqm) - Timisoara, Romania
Collective HOUSING (8.800 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania
Retirement home (6.000 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania
Brancusi Museum (4.800 sqm) - Craiova, Romania
Hotel SARROGLIA (2.100 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania (interior design)
Housing complex (2.100 sqm) - Arad, Romania
Private HOUSE (500 sqm) - Campina, Romania
Theather and Cafe - ArCUB (450 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania (interior design)
Ann Art Gallery (150 sqm) - Bucharest, Romania (interior design)
"Lunca Muresului" Natural Park (450 sqm) - Arad, Romania (interior and exterior design)
Restructuring the city center (competition - 100.000 sqm) - Ramnicul Valcea, Romania
... and other

Architecture programs known:
Rhinoceros (Advanced), Grasshopper (Advanced), Archicad (Advanced), Autocad (Advanced), Photoshop (Advanced), Artlantis (Advanced), 3D Studio Max (Basic) ... and other

Social information

Languages (spoken and written):
English (Advanced); Italian (Advanced); French (Basic); Romanian (mother tongue)


Claudiu Ionescu
Architect // Arhitect
Current city: Bucharest
TEL: +40 727 820 212
Current workplace: RINO Architecture