Unirii Square

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Name Unirii Square
Location Timisoara
Country Romania
Authors Pascu Andreea
Unirii Square.jpg
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45.757931, 21.229022 Unirii Square </googlemap>

Short Introduction to the Area of Study

Piata Unirii – The Union Square – is the oldest urban square in Timioara, quite large for its time compared to the built area of the fortress, about 260 meters square. It was built around the 1740’s, paved with natural stone and it’s been remodeled in the actual shape by arh. Serban Sturza between 1988 -1989. For centuries The Union Square became a place of religious events, military parades and other prestigious political and cultural events. Market fronts were occupied by some of the most important institutions of the city. The Union Square became a landmark for Timisoara due to its central location and baroc architecture, hosting various tourist attractions such as, The Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Baroque Palace, the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, Bruck House, Holy Trinity Monument, the mineral water fountain etc.

Exercise 1: Sketching the Landscape

Time frame: October 25 - November 15, 2011

Student activities:

  • Creation of analytical drawings and sketches
  • Presentation of results

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Sketches and Drawings

Exercise 2: Landscape Layers

Time frame: November 15 - 29, 2011

  • time based changes and 'landscape biography', and/or:
  • topography, open spaces, built, green, traffic and water structures on different layers. *Definition of zones with coherent character
  • Description of this character.

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Exercise 3: Behaviour Patterns

Time frame: December 6 - 20, 2011

  • How do people behave in this area? How do they use the space? What is important for them?
  • Observation of study area, interviews with local people and mapping of use patterns.
  • Preparation of short presentation

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Exercise 4: Communication Concepts

Time frame: December 19, 2011 - January 17, 2012

  • Based on the different landscape assessment approaches students will develop a communication concept for their area of study
  • Which measures would be necessary for enhancing the awareness for the area?
  • Students are free to choose their method.

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