is an architecture and art practice based in Bergen, Norway.               


Cristian Ştefănescu (Arkitekt MNAL) is educated in Toronto, Stockholm and Bergen, Norway. Since 2012 he has been running a-works in tandem with regularly teaching at the Bergen School of Architecture. His work has been shown at the Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen Norway, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania and at the Architekturzentrum Wien as part of the Vienna Biennale. His contribution to the Hardanger Skyspace, commissioned by Kunsthuset Kabuso and authored by the artist James Turrell, received 2nd place in the Betongtavlen 2017 award, the highest award for concrete architecture in Norway. In addition, Chercea Playground won 1st place in the Urbanianda national competition for public space design in Romania.

The studio constructs environments that play with spatial and sensorial experience. These environments evolve through the curious use of materials, assemblies and methods, while extending across various scales, locations and types. The studio is led by the Romanian / Canadian architect Cristian Ştefănescu.                 

Vetrlidsallmeningen 27a | 5014 Bergen | NO
+47 94 14 99 03

Past Collaborators

Eirik Solheim Aakhus

Auste Cijunelyte

Bjørnar Skaar Haveland

Kristin Karlsson

Irina Pata

Turid Skåden

Tiina Teraas

Sebastian Uthaug

Frede Vik

Henrik Westgaard