Parcul Albastro is an open urban space for educational and recreational activities for the Roma community in Fabric district, Timisouara. The project was developed during StudentFest Timisoara 2015 together with the local NGO In Comunitate.
The workshop took 7 days – 2 designing and 5 constructing, along with 10 students in architecture, design, informatics and many volunteers from and outside the local community. We revitalized an abandoned urban area in a Roma neighborhood, part of the historical area in the city.
We focused on the functions of implied in the park, its smartly detailed structure and the importance of teamwork during such an intensive process. The structure was entirely constructed by timber, using a wide range of different joints. It had no foundations, as it was temporary. The park as a facility, was a place for educational activities, recreation and managed to liven up the abandoned area. We succeeded to make a good example for resilient urban intervention thanks to the unconditional help of our volunteers, students and the local community – both kids and parents. Thanks to all!
Parcul Albastro lived for half an year – after the expiration of its placement permission, it was disassembled and its parts given away. A couple of families from the community used it as hard fuel to warm up their homes during the winter of 2015.