Herculane Baths Cultural Site proposed a hybrid of cultural events that would combine the fascination of the architectural heritage of the Herculane Baths with visual arts (e.g. mural painting, sculpture, interventions in the public space, digital animation, etc.) and the community. The project was aimed at using the power of community heritage regeneration and mediating between several categories of public by reactivating an unused space, valuable from an architectural and historical points of view, and organising activities with a triple role: interpreting the built heritage of the resort for tourists and the community, to move the attention from the past to the present and the future by creating and presenting creations of contemporary art, and to create a space where the local community can share in turn its skills, talents and concerns.
Among the activities we would like to mention art workshops, children’s workshops, architecture tours, modelling workshops. Among the guests were Dona Arnakis, Linda Barkasz, Gabriel Cosma, Alin Popa, Radu Popovici, Ilie Duță, Gabriel Ursu, Matei Păcurar, Levente Kozma and Mihai Drăgan.
The project is co-financed by the Romanian Order of Architects through the Architecture Stamp and by the Prince’s Foundation and is supported by the Herculane Baths City Hall, the Timiș Branch of the Romanian Order of Architects and the Caras-Severin County Directorate for Culture.