*** the GREEN UNIT project has just been awarded 1'st prize at the Bucharest Architecture Annual 2012 (Architectural contests, projects and studies category). We will now direct our efforts for the implementation of this project in the local urban areas.
team: Ernest Atanasiu, Iulian Mosu, Stefan Stana
A city guarded by sad concrete colossal blocks needs a major change. The intense mediated thermic rehabilitation program brings forward a primitive and universal solution which slowly destroys the urban identity for sole benefits of thermal comfort. The clumsy executions and unfortunate choices of the unprofessionals alters architecture no matter its intrinsic value.
Prestigious residential buildings are similarly treated as the copy-paste designed communist blocks.
A thick paste spreads above everything, smoothing every wrinkle or imperfection, hiding every detail and any trace of personality. The cultural and esthetic values are ignored in the favor of the invoice values, and the urban landscape becomes overwhelmed by the improvised solutions.
Each of those buildings shelters small area flats. The balconies are sub-dimensioned and suffocated by the pvc openings. The generated space is way too small and cannot be used for its designed purpose: to simply be a relaxing outdoor place.