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the portfolio of

RAZVAN Architecte

POTING diplômé

d'état 0040.744.849.150

CONTENTS 4 / CV Master at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France / 2011 - 2013

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania / 2007 - 2011

6 - 11 / Final Project (Master) - Nouvo Cinema Paradiso - a cinema in Beaucaire, France

26 - 27 / The hospital street - hospital in Sighişoara, Romania

12 - 15 / Set the controls for the heart of Beaucaire urban project in Beaucaire, France

28 - 29 / Share the heart of the block - collective housing in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

16 - 17 / Relax, it’s sunny! - collective housing in Issoire, France

30 - 31 / Ursus - urban project in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

18 - 19 / The green belt - urban project in Cébazat, France

32 - 33 / Other projects

20 - 21 / The patio is back to school - rehabilitation and extension of a primary school in Issoire, France

34 - 35 / Experiments

22 / The diabolo - textile architecture - made at Grandes Ateliers de l’Isle d’Abeau


23 / Master dissertation - Les jardins hospitaliers (Hospital gardens)

38 - 39 / The attraction of the ruin - rehabilitation of the Palace of Culture in Blaj, Romania

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POTÎNG, Răzvan - Alexandru 0040.744.849.150

Architecte diplômé d’état (Master) Languages: Software:

English and French (proficient) Revit, AutoCAD, Adobe Suite

Feel free to email me with inquiries about projects or discussions about architecture in general. Education and training 09/2011 - 06/2013 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France. Architecture, Urbanism, Sustainable development Master of Architecture (Architecte diplômé d’état); (mention bien for the final project; Master ETEH – Écoconception des territoires et des Espaces Habités) 10/2007 - 09/2013 Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Architecture, Urbanism Completed, English B2 certificate, French B1-B2 certificate, Pedagogical training degree 09/2004 - 07/2007 “Liviu Rebreanu” High school, Bistriţa, Romania. English, Mathematics, Physics, Natural sciences Baccalaureate degree, High school English Certificate, CAE Advanced English Certificate - C1

Work experience 09/2012 - 06/2013 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France. Assistant computer lab (6 hours per week, working during the studies) Teaching architecture software to undergraduate students (AutoCAD, Revit); helping undergraduate students to develop their school projects; maintenance and repairing of the equipment. 07/2012 - 08/2012 Dico şi Ţigănaş, 134 Calea Turzii Avenue, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Architecture – Urban planning - Structure - MEP Student Internship CAD design, scale models 07/2010 - 09/2010 Global Prints, 65 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA. Sales representative During this job, I was supposed to drive a box truck full of posters and, following a schedule, to sell them in universities campuses all over the East coast of US. The sales were lasting a couple of days and they were synchronized with the start of the academic year. 06/2008 – 09/2008 and 06/2009 – 09/2009 Arhi-Struct Bistriţa, 40 Decebal Avenue, Bistriţa, 420073, Romania. Architecture - Structure Student Internship - CAD design, 3D modeling - measurements of existing buildings - preparing the projects for obtaining the building permit

Master at l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand, France 2011-2013

The project title reminds of the film Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore in 1988. This film tells the story of the childhood of a film director, which takes place during the 50s, in Sicily. Alongside with the story of the director, the film follows the evolution of the movie history by an allegory with the village’s cinema, called Cinema Paradiso and its projectionist, Alfredo.

Final Project (Master) Master ETEH ENSA Clermont-Ferrand 25 juin 2013 - Mention bien The design of the two envelopes and of the roof is looking to get away from a classic formal vocabulary of architecture, in order to approach the image of a landform. This design provides the building with a certain individuality and monumentality in the urban landscape, as it becomes both a visual signal and a representative element for the town.

- finding an old friend - the urban cinema

Beaucaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Aerial views


Site plan

Site sections

Urban integration

The site chosen for this project is located near the city center of Beaucaire, next to the canal and the old telegraph building. This location is privileged, thanks to its direct relationship with the city center, the canal and the Road of Romans (Rue de Marronniers). Furthermore, from the point of view of boat circulation, the canal offers good perspectives to the site, which can be regarded as the entrance in the city.

Underground floor plan


West Elevation

South Elevation

Longitudinal section

Cross section

Underground floor plan

1st floor plan

For me cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake. Hitchcock, Albert

The main challenge of the project was to create a hybrid between the cultural dimension of the equipment (art cinema, movie association, exhibition space) and the entertainment dimension (commercial cinemas, bistros). The function of the cinema is complemented by a coffee shop of about 80 seats, an exhibition space and an underground parking.

Shading study - outdoor theater (June, 1st - 8.30pm ; July, 1st - 8.30pm ; August, 1st - 8.30pm)


North Elevation

East Elevation

The cinematographic experience should be a well-controlled interchange between a deeply social experience, which occurs before and after the film and the solitude in which the viewer is immersed during the film. By his period of loneliness, the viewer plunges into a new world, the world of each film. All through this trip, he loses track of time and finally he finds himself confused or lost at the exit of the theatre. Sometimes, we happen to be surprised when we leave the theater and we realize that it is already dark outside.

Ground floor plan

Perspectives hall 1


Perspective across the garde robe

Ent r anc e hal l

View from the canal walkway Outdoor movie theatre

The image of the facade, covered with colored pixels, is a reminder to the world of cinema and to the virtual dimension of this type of equipment. In addition, the design of ramp railing follows the pattern of pixels present on the facade.

Or click on the picture :

I also invite you to watch a video presentation of the spectators walk from the public space to the outdoor theater, located on the roof:

The facade’s image José Pirès Estivales de Beaucaire


Heating / Ventilation diagram

Double-facade section / summer - winter

View from the canal / Night and day

During the day, the facade will act as a filter for the outside light and will project colors on the building’s central core due to the sunlight.

Roof composition detail

During the night, the building becomes a sort of colored lamp, which will make the activities and the interior of the building visible from the outside. At the level of the global strategy for the town of Beaucaire, this image marks the entry into the town, by the boat canal.

Perspective from the ramp

View from the walkway


Roofing detail - outdoor theatre

Double-facade detail

Urbain structure

Observation of the bipolarity logic

Increasing the influence of the poles

Finding connections

The initial idea of this project was based on the observation of the bipolarity logic of the town of Beaucaire. We imagined a progressive development, which involves in the first place the increase of the influence of these two poles. Subsequently we sought to strengthen the connections between the two poles, and finally we set up a territorial complementarity with the town of Tarascon, located on the other side of the Rhone.

Development concept - propagation of the wave

Territorial complementarity with Tarascon

Set the controls for the hearts of Beaucaire Second year of Master project - team with Yann ZIELINSKI, at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand

Phase I - Genera l Strategy

Beaucaire, Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Temporal concept - Phasing


Night a nd day Weave over two frames... play on two paintings Project completed during an intensive week ,spent on the site at Beaucaire, in a team with: Susan ALVA VALER, Martin PONS and Antoine VARIERAS

Site photos

The challenge of this exercise was to transform an old service station, located behind the only facade preserved from the old harbor office of Beaucaire, into a public space. We imagined a sort of urban pocket, shaded and quiet during the hot southern days and bright and vibrant during the animated nights.

Master plan Beaucaire

Pha se II - Inter med ia te sca le

Conceptual scale model

Plan Day and night cross sections

West pole

East pole

The objective of our functional approach was to complete the functional offer in order to make the two poles independent within the major themes: Culture, Administration, Sport, Commerce and Leisure. In a second phase, we tried to make the two poles complementary by the diversification of the functions within each of the major themes. Day and night views

Functional concept


We s t p o l e

East pole

East pole plan

West pole plan



2-2 5-5


Phase II Inter med ia te sca le



West pole - Current situation; Genius loci

East pole - Current situation; Genius loci


The landscape challenge was to make a sequence of different images of the entry into the city by canal boat. We searched for a gradation vegetation/buildings between the railway bridge and the town center. Conceptual diagram

Site plan

Section 2-2

Phase III - Urba n design

Section 1-1



Catenary converted into luminaire with LEDs

Site plan

Apartments types Urban integration

Relax, it's sunny ! Collective housi ng i n Issoire

First year of Master project at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.

Issoire, Auvergne, France.

West elevation

North elevation



The photovoltaic panels have three different functions: 1. They produce electrical energy that is sent into the EDF network. 2. They function as sunshades in order to protect the south facade. 3. They preserve the privacy of the terraces.

Ground floor plan Cross section

Longitudinal section

2nd floor plan East elevation

South elevation


Atmosphere sketches

Master plan detail

The green belt Urba n proj ect i n Céba za t - rea li za tion of a n écoquar tier

D2 and Park Street sections

First year of Master projet team with Iulia DAMIAN at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.

Cébazat, Auvergne, France.


Road system, buldings structure and parkings


Master plan

The ecological corridor - The starting point of our project was the creation of a green corridor, which starts on the hill on northern side of the site and continue to the south, crossing the D2 road. This corridor has been established by the preservation and the increase of existing orchards, along with the conservation of the agricultural character of the area.


B-B Site sections


South elevation

East elevation

This project is based on a concrete scenario of rehabilitation of a primary school built in the ‘70s, in the town of Issoire. To facilitate the implementation of such a project and to reduce costs, I imagined a two-stage development: 1. In the first step, the patio is closed, by construction of the administrative part. Furthermore, the classroom and the common areas are redesigned. 2. The second step consists of the relocation of a class in order to allow the construction of a sports hall, which is now reviewed as an essential element in the functioning of schools. This hall is made of prefabricated wooden panels to ensure a fast and economical construction. Site plan

The patio is back to school R e h a b i l i t a t i o n a n d ex t e n s i o n o f a p r i m a r y s c h o o l a t I s s o i r e

First year of Master project completed at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.

Issoire, Auvergne, France.

Patio views


North elevation

West elevation



Current situation

Intermediate stage

Final stage


A t w o - s t a g e d ev e l o p m e n t a r o u n d a l a r g e p a t i o A-A

Sections B-B

Aerial view


Entrance structure detail

Side view

The preparation of the canvas

You can find more information about this experience by following this link:


The diabolo Tex t i l e a r c h i t e c t u r e

First year of Master exercise - team with: Gabrielle GIRAULT, Astrid Astrid, Lucie LESUEUR, Floriane PERRET, Susan ALVA VALER, Borja GALLART, and Cindy CABILMONTE at Grands Ateliers de l’Isle d’Abeau.

The objective of this week, which we spent at Grandes Ateliers, was to build a stretched textile structure that we designed previously, in Clermont-Ferrand. This structure was intended to function as a sheltered relaxation area projected for the development of public spaces.



Hospital gardens

Master Dissertation completed at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand.

Hea l i ng a n d relaxa tion s pa ces

Mai 29, 2013

I invite you to read the rest of the dissertation by following this link:

Grade : 14

The lack of gardens and green spaces nearby the today’s urban hospitals is a situation created by a set of factors that have a very pragmatic basis: the price of real estate, rationalization of the budgets, the parking needs, the evolution of medical ideas, the state-of-art technology, etc... In this context, the questions that arise are: The garden, does it still has a significant role for a modern hospital? What does it bring to the lives of patients and staff? What does it bring to the surrounding city? Throughout this dissertation, I tried to find possible answers to these questions by analyzing a set of historical and modern hospitals. In addition, the study includes a case study on the new CHU Estaing, Clermont-Ferrand. This hospital is a very interesting case because of its novelty and because of the commitment of its architects to design a fairly original hospital, which tries to meet the needs of today’s society. The study also contains the exchanges I made with ​​ several hospital architects on the subject of hospital gardens (Michael Pukszta, Antoine Buisseret, Brigit Kosmi, Rémy Butler, Ronan Desormeaux and Arnold Burger). Or click on the image:


Faculty Technical

of Architecture and Urbanism Univesity of Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2007-2011

Urban integration “Rack-type“ hospitals

“Tower on a plinth” hospital

“Multiple-unit” hospitals

Street hospitals

Public street hospitals

XIX - XX centuries





Town plan

Deriving from the “multiple-unit” typology, this type of hospital is characterized by a new organization, along an internal street that connects the different medical poles. This street is usually semi-public and provides users with a clear and inviting space to which all medical services open. The street is often vegetated, and becomes a traversing hospital’s garden. Site plan

The public street

The hospital street Hos pi ta l proj ect i n Sighişoa ra

Sighişoara, Mureş, Romania.

Aerial views


Maternity rooms

1st floor plan

Ground floor plan

South elevation Public street - longitudinal section

Entrance view


Concept Site plan

Floor plan and section

Share the heart of the block Col lective housi ng i n Cluj-Na poca

3rd year projet completed in a team with Iulia DAMIAN at FAU Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania.

Clinicilor Street

Motilor Street



Facade detail

Cross section Setting alternatives - apartments - offices Interior views


Master plan

Aerial view Genius loci

Ursus Urba n proj ect i n Cluj-Na poca

3rd year project completed in a team with Iulia DAMIAN and Cristina JUC at FAU Cluj-Napoca.

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania.



Links Plopilor Street an Uzinei Electrice Street sections

Plan detail

This urban restructuring project is justified by the future relocation of the old Ursus brewery and the willingness of the city to increase the housing density in the pericentral area (2010). The three main objectives of our intervention were: - To extend the Uzinei Electrice Street in order to improve traffic conditions in the city. - To maintain the memory of the old beer factory by the conservation of the old buildings and the establishment of a museum of beer. - To find the right housing and functional diversity. Aerial views


Collective housing on Einstein Street, Cluj-Napoca

Other projects

All these projects were completed in a team with Iulia DAMIAN at FAU ClujNapoca between 2008 and 2011.

Hotel and casino, Cluj-Napoca

Student center, Cluj-Napoca


Offices skyscraper, Cluj-Napoca

Old Synagogue restored and transformed into a Cultural center, Turda

Retirement home, ClujNapoca


Workshop Light and Landscape - Cluj-Napoca - June 2011 Coordinators : Katja Perrey and Dorin BEU


LED luminaire design - Fire fly


Click on the image :

Après avoir écouté beaucoup de musique... Short film made at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Clermont-Ferrand during Atelier d’écritures class in 2012. Student : Razvan POTING Coordinators : Dominique MACHABERT and François BOUCHAUDY Tensegrity structure scale model

Documentation projet concerning an Empire style table at Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu - team with Andreea PARAIAN, Cosmin CAMPAN, Bogdan GAVRILIU et Adrian NECHITA

... etc, etc. The practical realization of a brick barbecue using traditional materials and techniquesexperiment in progress ...



Version 1 - Arena theater + dance rehearsal room

Version 2 - Elizabethan Theatre Proscenium arch

The present situation of the building (with well-rehabilitated facades and with the interior destroyed by a fire) inspired us an intervention based on contrasts: we kept almost intact the facades and we rebuilt the interior within a contemporary way using new materials and technologies.

Version 3 - Cinema + conference room

The main challenge was to permit the organization of very different events in the great hall. We made this possible by the use of a mobile stage and a retractable roof. The desire to fully open the great hall has its origins in the amazing atmosphere we found during our visits. (The old roof was completely burned during the fire).

Version 4 - Dance hall + painting workshop

The attraction of the ruin R e h a b i l i t a t i o n o f t h e Pa l a c e o f C u l t u r e i n B l a j , R o m a n i a

Project completed in a team with Florin GAVRILAS and Adrian NECHITA for Blaj Palace of Culture rehabilitation competition, Romania in JuneJuly 2011.

Blaj, Alba, Romania.

Photos of the existing theater


Version 5 - Fair, exhibition space

1st floor plan

Setting modification

Roof plan and underground floor plan

Ground floor plan

East elevation

North elevation

Vest elevation

In contrast to the daytime sobriety of the facades, we have imagined, for the evening’s time, a permanent system of mapped projections on the facades. This type of system offers plenty of creative possibilities in order to animate the building: projections of the events’ schedule, advertisements for the cultural events of the city, tourist information, short films, etc ... Moreover, with the help of a graphic tablet, local graffers can make virtual graffiti, live, on the facade. Sections


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Architecture portfolio - Razvan POTING  

Projects 2007-2013 - at ENSA Clermont-Ferrand and FAU Cluj Napoca

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