Architecture Degree Programme at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture (English taught)
4th Year, sem 2, 2023-2024

CP-6E | Restoration Design

Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2P | ECTS Credits: 2

Tema Restaurare Sighisoara 2019 en.pdf


Course Leader:
conf. Ștefan Bâlici
Teaching Staff:
conf. dr. Petru Mortu, conf. dr. Horia Moldovan, lect. dr. Irina Iamandescu, conf. dr. Adrian Crăciunescu, lect. dr. Gabriel Panasiu, asist. dr. Alexandra Teodor, asist. dr. Diana Mihnea, dr. arh. Arina Nițulescu, arh. Alexandra Stoica, arh. Ioana Zbranca
Teaching language:


Learning outcomes:

Acknowledgement and correct use of the principles of conservation to a specific case.
Acknowledgement and correct use of the relationship between building survey, building documentation and decision making process in conservation.


The themes proposed each year are aimed to confront students with specific and real situations (historic monument in its cultural or natural setting), which they are required to analyse from the point of view of contemporary restoration doctrine. Students are asked to propose specific measures and interventions of conservation for (different each year):

- urban historic building, 19th Century
- monastery ensemble, 17th-18th Centuries
- manor house, 16th-19th Centuries
- selection of towers from the ensemble of the Citadel of Sighișoara

Academic year 2021-2022:
The site visit to Sighișoara is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th 2022. Meeting at the Clock Tower, at 10.00 h and again at 12.00 h.

Teaching Method:

Guided studio work


Project evaluation


- Cesare Brandi, Theory of Restoration, Istituto centrale per il restauro - Nardini, Roma - Firenze, 2005.
- Bernard Feilden, Conservation of Historic Buildings, Routledge, 2007.
- Historic England, Practical Building Conservation series (in the library of the National Institute of Heritage).
- Jukka Jokilehto, A History of Architectural Conservation, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999.
- EwaGlos – European illustrated glossary of conservation terms for wall paintings and architectural surfaces, English definitions with translations into Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish, Ed. Angela Weyer, Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, 2015.
- ICOMOS-ISCS: Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns, Ed. V. Vergès-Belmin, 2008. (