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Radu Tîrcă and Ștefania Hîrleață are students at University of Architecture and Urbanism 'Ion Mincu', Bucharest. At present, they lead their theoretical research on the subject of thermal towns and diploma projects in Govora Baths under the guidance of Stefan Simion, Irina Tulbure and Ilinca Paun Constantinescu. As students, they won second prize and best student project in a BeeBreeders international architecture competition - Mango Vynil Hub, third prize in a Zeppelin national competition - Prototip pentru comunitate, as well as other mentions in other competitions.
In the years following 1989, as a consequence of market liberalization, a growing real estate pressure and an underdeveloped and poorly applied legal system, the outskirts of Bucharest were subject to a process of Urban Sprawl. Furthermore, during the communist era, Romania’s capital assimilated a large number of inhabitants, most of them having been housed in the newly built residential neighborhoods, located outside of the city centre. When juxtaposed, the two main areas (Central Work and Exterior-Residential) generated, in its turn, two types of density – an apparent one (during the day) and an actual one (during the night).
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