The urban path

by Fabian Luca from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Romania
Tutored by: Arch. Dorina Vlad

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My diploma project is starting a slow manifesto of the antiques cultures, such as The Vinča culture, also known as Turdaș culture in Hunedoara Conty. This is the oldest Neolithic culture in South-eastern Europe, dated to the period 5,500–4,500. This idea came to life through my intense will to recreate experience of this regional antique culture.
The urban path represents a five to seven minute walk that every tourist takes when visiting Deva. This path is linking the existing museum (Dacian and Roman Museum) to the proposed exposition wing. The proposed path represents a gradual connection between different ages, from Dacian antiquity to Baroque and contemporary. Here, the contemporary side is represented by the proposed archeology museum. The urban path represents a basic walking path that every tourist has to explore when it comes to visiting the top of the volcanic hill, where the ancient fortress of Deva is located.
The urban path linking the proposed and the existing museum is making a strong connection between the antique past and the contemporary present times as well as bonding even better the city center to the Fortress Park.
Regarding the form matter, the Neolithic Age Museum is taking shape following the contour of the building site. The main volume of this expressionist architecture is overlooking the Dacian Fortress through an immense angle cut glass wall.

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