Romania's modern architecture merges global perspectives with local traditions. From pre-modern styles to post-revolution work that began in the early 90s, the country's built environment is incredibly diverse. From cities like Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, modern projects are being designed between historic structures. Sited at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, Romania's architecture is defined by its location. Equal parts mountains, hills, and plains, it is home to one of the largest areas of undisturbed forest in Europe, and the country's architecture is a response to its temperate, continental climate. Home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Romania has a range of castles, churches and cultural landscapes that paint a picture of its development. Zeroing in on the country's cultural projects, the following buildings showcase contemporary designs built within the last decade. The projects balance larger, global influences with traditional approaches to craft and construction.
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