project information

projectBoulevard modernisation and rehabilitation 
LocationCampina, Romania 
Year2010 
Categorycompetitions 
Size141.200 sqm 
Statuscompetition entry, 6th place 

project description

The Cimpina Municipality decided to promote a contest for solving the modernization of its downtown, presently crossed by a major traffic road, with a public space potential clearly underutilized. The municipality hypothesis, even though difficult to achieve, is undercrossing with an underground passage coupled with the necessary underground parking with a high capacity, a solution considered by many Romanian cities, but that is very radical, expensive and has a long achievement duration. Still, what can be achieved on the surface because of the segregation of circulations gave us the opportunity to reflect on the industrial character of the city, with a tributary destiny of oil exploitation and central spaces defined and outlined in a socialist manner. The key to our solution for the contest was the continuous portico, variable and multifunctional and the generated atmosphere deliberately industrial, but with a lot of potential to the ownership and use of various spaces.