Stepping through Union
Square, St.George Square, Freedom Square and Victory Square will bring to the
forefront the history of the oldest neighborhood in the city and its immediate
surroundings. The evolution of the markets is a pretext to develop the core themes
of urban identity, how public space is shaped, and how the inhabitants of
Timisoara use the public areas.
With the walk through Balcescu
Square, Carmen Sylva Park, Gheorghe Doja Park, St. Mary's Square and Alexandru
Mocioni Square we will discover the history of Timisoara's newest historical
district. An opportunity to understand how different architectural styles have overlapped with the concept of ‘garden city’, resulting in the Elizabetin
neighbourhood as we know it today.
Taking advantage of
the new velo infrastructure for a bicycle ride along the begging Bega, we
propose a route linking the Hydroelectric Plant to the Chemical Compound "The
Solvent", crossing the 300 year history of Timisoara. The history of the bridges,
parks and outstanding buildings along the route is complemented by the memory
of Bega's industries and navigation.
Timisoara is a city
with a rich architectural heritage, which, due to poor information and implications
of its inhabitants, is in a continuous process of degradation. In this context,
this is the tour of the last century of Timisoara's bourgeoisie. At its center there are the middle class and local professional elites
from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century.
Children's expedition is organized in partnership with the Architecture Association, an adaptation of the first adult tour through the educational materials developed by the association over the five years of activity. Children will discover and collect old city images and develop their sense of observation as well as orientation with the help of a map and city landmarks.
By playing we discover the newest historical
district of Timisoara - Elisabetin, we learn to identify details and decorations on the
facades and to decipher the urban landmarks necessary for the orientation in
the city. Children aged 7 to 10 can participate in activities in Gheorghe Doja Park, where, under the pretext of the game, they will develop space orientation skills and
discover urban art concepts.
In the current political, social and economic context, it is necessary to focus our attention on education as well as on the quality of the architectural space in which the learning process takes place. Thus, this tour aims to cherish the relationship between architectural design and the way we perceive interior and exterior space.