#5. The premises of an ideal city. Govora Baths
In the nineteenth century, the ideal city suddenly required remoteness, isolation from the new features of the metropolis dominated by industrialization: increased density, pollution, accelerated urban population growth and loss of the human scale of the urban territory. These desires have found echoes throughout the century through the establishment of thermal towns. Govora Baths is one of them.
Through a series of analysis of the Govora Baths, MZCH#5 calls into play the potential of the ideal city that may still be inherent in such urban structures and the architecture that composes them.
MZCH#5 is based on analysis and conclusions of an academic research carried out within the diploma projects and dissertations of students Radu Tîrcă and Ştefania Hîrleaţă under the guidance of Stefan Simion, lecturer Irina Tulbure and Ilinca Paun Constantinescu, in the academic year 2018- 2019. The research is based on documenting drawings, reveals and images of the present state of the existing built heritage in Govora Baths, a Romanian spa resort.