”A fog layer is placed between the visitor and the landscape. Transparency, light, reflection, landmark... A collection of reinterpreted elements from the territory at the site scale. ”
The study started from the ”Țara Hațegului” International UNESCO Geopark as an educational structure in the context of the global educational system changes. In this way, the project aims to create a context for education by working at three succesive scales, linked together. The three scales are: the territorial scale (the entire area of the Geopark), the areal scale (The Geopark is divided into six areas) and the site scale .
I. Territorial scale - interventions proposed between 2019-2026 The interventions consists in creating single strategic points and links between areas based on four domains of interest found in the territory.
II. Areal scale - interventions proposed between 2019-2026 The interventions consists in detailing anterior proposed points, creating new smaller and local points and bycicle and pedestrian links between the new points of interests.
III. Site scale- the central point of the ”Țara Hațegului” International UNESCO Geopark, consisting of an educational center formed by three main functions that adresses the three categories of users: the interractive museum for turists, the research center for researchers and the multifunctional hall for the local community.
The project, the central object of Țara Hațegului Unesco International Geopark, is in essence a collection of elements from the territory reinterpreted at the site scale, which aim to interract with the psyche of the visitor. The project is not a building, but rather a small scale route of experiences, a carefully built route through a microcosmos which offers feelings. It hides in the landscape. They start working together. The building has no boundaries. It is both interior and exterior in the same time. The architecture is free, and the space becomes a heterotopia.
The proposal, consisting of three main functions (the museum, the research center and the multifunctional space) aims to meet the immaterial needs of the landscape and to become part of it, using the architectural, structural and detail elements to enhance the main idea of the project.