“Ion Mincu” Urbanism and Architecture University decides to take part in specialized works meant to rescue the built patrimony of Rosia Montana. Prof. Dr. Univ. Arch. Augustin Ioan, reputed specialist in ecclesiastic architecture, joins the Group as member; this addition strengthens significantly the capacity of GIMPCRM to be involved in the architectonic patrimony protection activities in Rosia Montana.
The third meeting of the Independent Group for Monitoring the Cultural Patrimony of Rosia Montana (GIMPCRM), dedicated to urbanism regulations and local architectonic patrimony, was recently held in Bucharest.
In addition to GIMPCRM members, the President of “Ion Mincu” Architecture and Urbanism University (UAUIM), Univ. Prof. Dr. Emil Barbu Popescu, Univ. Prof. Dr. Alexandru Sandu and Univ. Prof. Dr. Augustin Ioan were also invited to the meeting and attended it.
A major point during the GIMPCRM meeting in Bucharest was the discussion about the impact of the mining project proposed by RMGC on the architectural patrimony of the locality, given the size of the industrial activities planned, the measures proposed by RMGC, aimed at mitigating the impact, as well as the restoration programs for the built patrimony. With regard to this subject, Arch. Doina Harda, within Alba Proiect SA, presented the main provisions and regulations of the Zonal Urbanism Plan (PUZ) as industrial area for Rosia Montana. Additionally, Arch. Veniamin Gombotiu, within ASAR Grup SRL, the author of PUZ-CP for the historical central area of Rosia Montana, explained to the participants the view of the local authorities from Rosia Montana with regard to the protection of the local patrimony and historical assets.
GIMPCRM members were informed about the working stages for the restoration of over 200 buildings in the protected area, as well as about the functions that the mining community in consultation with the local community and the competent authority will attribute hereto. It was also communicated the social importance of these buildings and the need to make them re-operable according to current life standards, supporting the revitalization and occupancy of such buildings, and not the creation of a “village museum”.
In this context, GIMPCRM asks RMGC to complete, in due time, the list of functions, given their importance, in keeping a monument building in a good condition, as well as the activities developed herein.
With respect to this subject, Univ. Prof. Dr. Arch. Emil Barbu Popescu, President of „Ion Mincu” Architecture University, declared that the “Ion Mincu” University decided to get involved, through the Research, Design, Expertise and Consulting Center (CCPEC), in specialized works meant to rescue the built patrimony of Rosia Montana, emphasizing the fact that the architects’ and restaurateurs’ duty is to act for the preservation of the built patrimony. Univ. Prof. Dr. Emil Barbu Popescu also said that visiting the locality is a more than mandatory phase in order to understand the situation at Rosia Montana and to rationally analyze how economic development and patrimony protection can be reconciled. This is why the students found in their last years of the faculties within UAUIM, as well as their coordinating professors, will take part in the specialized research campaign in the locality.
GIMPCRM is also pleased to announce to the public opinion the membership of Prof. Dr. Univ. Arch. Augustin Ioan. Renowned specialist in ecclesiastic architecture, his membership strengthens significantly the capacity of GIMPCRM to be involved in the architectonic patrimony protection activities in Rosia Montana.
The Independent Group for Monitoring the Cultural Patrimony of Rosia Montana was established in February 2011, including, as founding members, Acad. Alexandru Vulpe, President of the Archaeology and Historical Science Department of the Romanian Academy, Acad. Razvan Theodorescu, member of the Arts, Architecture and Audio-Visual Department of the Romanian Academy, General Secretary of the International Association of European South-Eastern Studies (UNESCO), Acad. Ioan Aurel Pop, member of the Archaeology and Historical Science Department of the Romanian Academy, Prof. Univ. Dr. Doc. Nicolae Gudea, Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, Conf. Univ. Dr. Vasile Moga, 1 Decembrie University from Alba Iulia, Prof. Univ. Dr. Ioan Opris, Valahia University from Targoviste, Conf. Univ. Dr. Alexandru Diaconescu, Faculty of History and Philosophy within Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca and Conf. Univ. Dr. Florin Anghel, Faculty of History and Political Sciences within Ovidius University from Constanta.