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County gates

The limit of Neamț county

2018       Bucharest

This project is proposing a study on the element marking the limits of Neamt County. The goal was to express the area’s identity through the entry/ exit points of the county, which would become a representation of the local values.

Neamț, as the nucleus of Moldavia, is a central territory with an important function in the synthesis and transmission of culture. The territory of Neamţ has several nuclei – monuments, museum complexes, archaeological sites, reserves and natural landscapes.

As a result of the analysis, the proposal marks the opening of the Neamt territory with two face-to-face elements, similar but perceived differently by their rotated position.

The access is highlighted by the gate as symbol, this being the only mobile architectural element of a wall that allows passage. To enhance the verticality, the proposed gate does not have a horizontal physical element, the border being the territory of Neamt. The volumetry – a whole divided into two – suggests the idea here/ beyond, before/ after the limit, out/ inside – faces of the same thing.

As a result we have an object that has two different faces depending on the path of the person entering or leaving the territory.

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