Architecture Tour offers a set of thematic architecture guided tours for the general public, with the purpose of a better understanding and knowledge of the architecture and the built local environment, all the while pursuing the promotion of the material and immaterial local heritage and the stimulation of the citizen's interest, reflection and involvement in modeling the local urban landscape, all in a conscious and assumed manner.
Behind the Architecture Tour project is a multidisciplinary team based on a group of curious architects, that are passionate about the history of Timisoara, its architecture and the relationship between the two, its public space and green areas, the possibilities revealed by the existence of the Bega Canal, the stories and history of people who once lived here and many more.
The Architecture Tour expeditions focus on overlooked architectural aspects but also on the interesting features of urban development, including visits to unusual locations and meetings with special people in order to gain greater visibility for the subjects and to raise awareness throughout the public sphere, because the built environment is the product of all who shape it directly (specialists in the field of architecture) or indirectly (the general public) and it "belongs" to all who use it. In this sense, we all have the moral duty to be interested and to act in a conscious and responsible way. The built environment is the mirror of the community that created it and the material, spatial and cultural product of the people, that requires our attention.
Architectural Tour 2019 edition is a nonprofit cultural project organized by the Romanian Order of Architects – Timis Territorial Branch, financed by the Romanian Order of Architects and made possible with the support of ROHOST, Costin Bleotu, Rumänisch-Deutsche Kulturgesellschaft and Art Encounters Foundation.The fourth edition offers 24 themed tours developed around 11 themes and routes that are defining Timisoara's architecture, urbanism and cultural environment.
The project, its content and the way its results are used represent the exclusive opinion of the project's team - its authors.