The project represents an exhibitional space for lithic and sculptural elements that are currently neglected, which belong to the Institute of Archeology ‘Vasile Pârvan’. The subject of the intervention is exhibiting medium and large scale archeological pieces. The smaller ones (ceramic objects and numismatic collection) are currently being held and exhibited in Macca house, a historic monument donated by Macca family to the National Museum of Antiquities and represents a symbolic building of the institute.
The intervention suggest an addition to the cultural landscape of Calea Victoriei in Bucharest and is directly connected with the institute’s present buildings (Macca house and its annex building). Passing through the cultural ensemble is possible from Calea Victoriei through Nicolae Iorga park as well from Henri Coanda street, the present acces to the institute.
The ensamble’s museal spaces are generated through two galleries. The exterior one, alongside the park’s main alley, leading towards the museum’s entrance and the interior one, a corridor leading towards the Macca house exposing a double storey exhibitional space.
The main architectural elements were generated considering the existing abundent vegetation on site, natural light distribution and the strong presence of archeological elements. They influence the way archeological material is exhibited. The structural elements define expositional niches and archeological categories.
The architectural object is drawn from the sites limits leaving space for trees and plants to become a natural background for the archeological elements.
The archeological material is split in four main categories: architectural pieces – ground floor; funerary elements – interior (double-height) and exterior galleries ; onorific / votive / military monuments – underground leve land inner courtyard).
The addition holds the permanent collection of monuments but also spaces cortemporary exhibition, conferences and research laboratories, bringing together cultural and educational spaces.