Gabroveni Inn Restauration

Contest for restoration, extension and functional remodeling of Gabroveni Inn(2009), Bucharest - 2nd prize

The project wishes to restore (not reconstruct) the Inn’s building and to emphasize the precious elements that have survived over the centuries (arched roofs, walls and arcades) as well as the building’s complex development revealed by the thoroughly documented historical study. Thus, we proposed an unplastered facade towards the Lipscani Street. Although it’s not specific to the area, the facing brickwork has a double significance: firstly, it shows through different textures, colors and works the different construction stages and, secondly, it carries a civic message – a call to responsibility for a society that let this monument decay almost to collapse.