ArgumentNo. 8/2016

Interwar architecture and Urbanity in Constanța

Abstract

Interwar architecture and urbanity in Constanța is the 2015 theme for the Summer School held in Constanța. The topic is of interest because it allows analyzing and understanding a real situation: the interwar period is the period of structuring and development of the modern city of Constanta. During this period, the directions set in the early twentieth century are applied, but they are expressed in a totally different architectural register, generating a characteristic urban climate. Certainly, it will match a particular cultural climate, Constanta inhabitants gaining their identity characteristics.

We will bring into question issues of economic and political interventions that led to identifying the engines of development as well as the responsible and conscious activity of some local architects: Căpșuneanu , Andreescu, Gospodin and Harry Goldstein. Why architecture promoted by them was easily assimilated by the population, how it gained its identity value, which was the educational role of this architecture, are some issues to be addressed along the way.

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