SYAA has just been named first prize winners for their design of a new Natural Science Museum Complex in Constanta, Romania. Proposed at an unprecedented scale for the region, the design seeks to become a significant destination in the Black Sea tourist industry. Incorporating features of an amusement and leisure park into the program of a science museum, SYAA proposes a building equipped to adapt to a diverse variety of public activities and events. Some of the primary functions will include an aquarium, dolphinarium, exotarium and tropical greenhouses, planetarium, and observatory.
Architects: DICO si TIGANAS
Location: Sala Polivalenta, Strada Uzinei Electrice, Cluj-Napoca 400000, Romania
Architect In Charge: Șerban Țigănaș, Florin Dico, Alexandrina Kiss, Camelia Gâz
Design Team: Carmen Brădățeanu, Ciprian Onețiu, Diana Edițoiu, Iustinian Orza, Bogdan Dico, Alexandra Bendea, Alexandra Rus, Andreea Dărac, Adina Schmidt, Sorin Bularca, Ciprian Cătineanu, Ioan Iov
Design Partners: Plan 31 Ro, Instal Data Proiect
Area: 38500.0 sqm
Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir, Alexandra Bendea
In Eastern Europe the assimilation of modernism proved a rather divergent process, correlated with tumultuous and contradictory socio-political events. The urban space suffered successive destructuring, caused by massive industrial insertions with direct impact at urban and demographic level.
Thus the Romanian Pavilion’s exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale, Site Under Construction will bring industrial architecture as generator of modernity into discussion. It suggests creating an initiatory journey from inter-war and socialist industrialization to post-industrial urban voids. Glory and void, past and present are mirrored and laid out to be contemplated, to raise awareness and be re-approached. Once industrial sites were closed down, the remaining locations became modern urban ruins, devoid of content, bare of utility, leaving behind an outer landscape, shattering and desolate.
Architects: Igloo Architecture
Location: Corbeanca, Romania
Design Team: Bruno Andreşoiu, Ana Dinuţă, Catrinel Negru, Mircea Stroescu, Dana Tigan
Structural Engineering: Paul Sandu, Florentina Sandu
Installations: George Cristescu, Emanuel Mihai
Area: 550.0 sqm
Photographs: Andrei Creangă
The Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop, which took place in Bucharest, Romania July 16-29, resulted in five innovative prototypes. The workshop was benefited by the presence of Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects, founder of AA Design Research Lab London and one of the most important figures in the world of computational design. The workshop’s purpose was the understanding of how the advancement of digital technology is helping architects respond to the complexity of the environment surrounding them. The five prototypes (Turbillon, Interactive Field, Dynamic Muqarnas, Project 86 and Wind Mapper) are to be exposed in the near future at different fairs or events. More images and information after the break.