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DANUrB Workshop in Giurgiu, Romania
Series of workshops in frame of a Danube transnational funding programme

In november 2017 the Romanian team of the DANUrB Danube INTERREG project conducted a student workshop in the case study of Giurgiu city on the Romanian side of the Danube. This follows the Romanian participation at the international workshops in Golubac in october and in Esztergom-Sturovo in June 2017 and is done in preparation for the Giurgiu-Ruse workshop in 2018.

Model from the DANUrB Romanian workshop - cultural landscape
Photo M. Bostenaru 2017, model directed by Cerasella Craciun and Ana Opris / CC BY
Model from the DANUrB Romanian workshop - cultural landscape
Giurgiu is a Romanian town situated about 60 km from Bucharest, the capital, on the northern shore of the Danube and connected through the so-called "Friendship bridge" with Ruse in Bulgaria. Aim of the DANUrb project is to develop a Danube urban brand, focusing on case studies of connected cities along the Danube in different countries. As such, the workshop in Golubac looked aththe Romanian and the Serbian shore, the one in Esztergom-Sturovo at the Hungarian and Slovac one. Participation in the workshop in Golubac was followed by an invitation to exbit student work of the faculty in Serbia, which was kindly accepted.
The workshop in Giurgiu was done in preparation of the international one in 2018 focusing on the Romanian-Bulgarian sides of the Danube. Giurgiu features heritage of churches and of villas around 1900, further the bridges of the city are remarkable and the city is also connected in the wider region featuring Comana, a natural park in South Romania and place of tourism for Bucharest inhabitants. 6 of the monuments of Giurgiu are of national importance, including the clock tower. The Danube Urban Brand will enhance this heritage, and work in the workshop was done in four clusters: regional planning, mobility, industrial heritage, and cultural landscape. A model of the cultural landscape is presented in the photo. Further, the cultural landscape work presented the soundscape of the city, which can be found on Youtube and a hologram. The presentation of the results in Bucharest was attended by the major of the city of Giurgiu.
The Romanian team of the DANUrb project is lead by assoc. prof. dr. arch. Angelica Stan, Le Notre teaching awardee and local team leader at the Le Notre forum in Bucharest. The international team is lead by the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. The Romanian team ecompasses more than 10 members from the Faculty of Urbanism of the "Ion Mincu" University of Architecture and Urbanism, in management and working groups. Apart of running the workshop efforts were also invested in gathering literature about the Danube in Romania, including the students works done so far for the city of Giurgiu. The project runs 2 1/2 years between 1. January 2017 and 30 June 2019. More information on the project is available here.
More information on the event can be read in Romanian.

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04. Dec 2017
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