Reframe; Norma Arhitectura; Fleșeriu Alexandru, Péter Eszter │BIG SEE Awards 2018

The project is the result of the Waiting for Revival Competition organised by the client Transylvania Trust aiming to transform the spaces of the castle into ateliers for the restoration workshops held here each summer.

The brief required not to intervene onto the existing historical structure in order to carry out a full restoration at a later date. Consequently, the design was conceived using a set of independent installations.

The design aims to bring back spacial qualities belonging to the castle in its original form. The existing spaces were functionalised for the Arts and Crafts Workshops and at the same the goal was to give the former ruin a sense of place. The collapsed vaults were recreated using a lighting installation consisting of a series of light bulbs hanged from the ceiling. The smaller space of the main hall was designed with intimacy in mind. The work area’s installations make the space functional for metal and carpentry workshops and at the same time illuminate the distinctive features of the space. All the pieces were built on site by local craftsmen and volunteer students during the two week long arts and crafts workshop held at the castle at the end of August 2016.


Norma Arhitectura; Fleșeriu Alexandru, Péter Eszter

Transylvania Trust

Year of completion

Bonțida, Romania

220 m2

Fleșeriu Alexandru

Check out the BIG SEE event here: Interiors 180° / Big See Awards / Month of Design 2018

Project Partners

OK Atelier s.r.o., MALANG s.r.o.

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