Tur de Arhitectură (TA) is a cultural project initiated by the Timiș Branch of the Romanian Order of Architects within the first edition of the Timișoara architecture biennial (beta 2016) and developed since 2019 by the TEMPORAR Association, whose authors aim to promote the local material and immaterial heritage and stimulate the knowledge and understanding of the locally built environment, with the purpose of involving the citizens in a conscious and assumed modeling of the local urban landscape. If the first edition included 5 thematic routes, respectively 10 guided architecture tours for the general public, today TA contains a set of 14 routes, two of them addressed to children, articles written by various professionals for the TA blog and short documentary films that can be viewed online.
Behind the Tur de Arhitectură 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 TA events 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 (professionals 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.
For details on the tour start time, participation, registration and cancellation of events, please browse the information on the Terms and Conditions page.
The project, its content and the way its results are used represent the exclusive opinion of the project's authors.