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ARCHITECTURE & URBAN PLANNING

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Architectural & urban designer, interested in planning and generative design trying to continously improve the quality of life through my projects. My focus is on user-oriented design, research, high quality public space and prototyping & testing of new ideas.

Romina Popescu

SPECIALIZATION Architecture & Urbanism Urban Design Urban Planning Urban Accupuncture

romina.nicoleta@gmail.com

SOFTWARE Archicad Rhinoceros QGis

Twinmotion

Other

Adobe Illustrator

BIM

Self Management Flexibility

Artlantis

Residential

Python scripting

Analytical Thinking

Project Planning

Architectural Concept

Graphic Design

SOFT SKILLS

Teamwork

Strategic Planning Illustration & Design

+40 736 852 757

Adobe Photoshop Adobe Indesign

OTHER Graphic Design Design Thinking Python scripting BIM

My values: research, collaboration, user-experience driven design & planning, strategic vision, continuous learning and improvement


Continental Hotel

Europan 13, Gratz

Urban Renewal, Sthlm

A new addition is needed for the hotel that was built in 1971. The old construction is not legally a monument, yet, it has become a symbolic building in Timisoara. This aspect has made it important to find a solution that will not disturb the equilibrium - form wise - in the city center.

An urban renewal project on an XS dimention site, in Gratz, Austria. The proximity to the railway station is the focus point of the project, a connection between the two entities being required. requested, making public space the link that can bring those together.

Looking towards the closing of Bromma Airport in 2038, a new proposal for the areas surrounding it is expected. The chosen site is situated in the industrial part of Johannesfred. Some problems that this proposal is trying to solve regard the need for residential space, density and lack of many urban centers.

Multiplexity

Europan 15, Boräs

Other*

Urban renewal project in Sweden that is based on “productive city” principles and genius loci. The proposed solution works with a tablua plena approach, preserving buildings, nature and local culture.

Masterplan for Ghiroda Town, Ro Urban Planning for Circumvalatiunii neighborhood, Timisoara, Ro Urban Planning for var. retail stores Housing projects in Timisoara & Cluj Community Center, Timisoara

A technical museum is expected to be designed & built for Timisoara 2021 - European Capital of culture. The proposal should present not a static building, but rather a resillient device.

*other projects are not part of the portfolio and can be sent upon request


Continental Hotel, Timisoara Hotel Addition

School/Competition project Site Location: Timisoara, Romania Wanting to keep the proposal free from a competition between the 2 buildings, the new addition planned will be designed with a strong horizontal accent. The visual impact of the building is minimum, allowing it to be easily integrated with both the park and the older hotel. The ground floor accomodates multiple semi-public spaces, like coffee-shops or restaurant, making the barrier between public (the park) and private (the hotel) easier to cross.


Ground Floor Having a semi-public feel, this floor creats a link between the park and the inside of the hotel through a series of coffe shops and restaurants. Changes made to the old building are related to the old kitchen, restaurant and the event hall. 1st-4th Floor The 4 floors give access to 88 rooms, as well as 4 conference rooms. The detached facade allows the existance of small balconies where guests can enjoy direct view over the park / green terace Roof The roof accomodates a coffe-bar that is available for both hotel guests and other visitors. The walkable part of the roof & the bar are oriented towards the park, while the North-East wing, closer to the boulevard is covered by grass and trees.


BASEMENT

GROUND FLOOR

1st-4th

FLOOR

ROOF


Multiplexity - Science Center TIMISOARA 2021 proposal

Site Location: Timisoara, Romania While preparing for 2021 Timisoara European Capital of Culture, the need for a new space, a technological museum / science center has appeared. Situated near the river Bega, the new proposal works with steel, glass and the existing brick facade. The focus of the project is to make a flexible device, that can easily adapt to any space requirments. Engineering is the backbone of this proposal, offering a multitude of ways to redesign the space through the usage of modular platforms that can move through the entire building. Contributors: Alexandru Mihailescu


outdoor networing space

expo space

expo space

restaurant - belvedere

outdoor lightening

restaurant expo space administration

working hub multifunctional hall

lobby

parking

experimental expo space

storage

storage mobile platform


+28.0 m new insertion

+22.0 m

+13.0 m old facade

+8.3 m

administration

+5.0 m hub

lobby & wardrobe expo space

multifunctional hall


Main station West, Gratz EUROPAN 13, 2015

Site Location: Gratz, Austria The main goal of our project was to connect the two sides of the Bahnhofsviertel cartier divided by the railroad tracks. The purpose was to create a new connection by allowing the project site to act as a gateway and establish unity of the Bahnhofsviertel Cartier. We desired to have a visual impact on visitors coming into Graz by train - the urban silhouette generated would have been a catalyst and attractor for visitors. Coordinators: arch. Ovidiu MIcsa, arch. Gabriela Pascu Contributors: Alexandru Mihailescu, Razvan Dinu, Eduard Benga, Paul Ficut, Felix Pantalici, Florin Simirdeanu, Nicodim Lezeu, Raul Feier


north underpass 5 32 x 15 = 5.00

south underpass private propriety

PEDESTRIAN ROUTES

5 32 x 15 = 5.00

railway station

future park

CONNECTIONS

5 32 x 15 = 5.00

old tower square

underpass square south square

ACTIVE PUBLIC SPACES


STEP

STEP

TWO

ONE

south square

restaurant residential spaces

Breaking the physical borders of the site. We created four main access points and two axis: North-South & East-West

Reinterpretation of the inner courtyard typology found in Graz. The site is enclosed from the outside and the inner space is private.

art gallery

STEP FOUR

STEP THREE

community pool

Shaping the silhouette of the site.

residential spaces

STEP

STEP

SIX

FIVE

south underpass

Breaching the visual barrier. The shape was trimmed in order to create a visual relation with the railway station

residential spaces

Adding the slope. The slope connects dynamically the individual buildings and creates a series of public spaces along its route.

Transformation of the inner area in public space. We sunk and modeled parts of the walking plane to configure dynamic and easy accessible public spaces.

STEP EIGHT

STEP SEVEN

office

old tower square north underpass

Faze two of the development. The slope line reaches the top of the office building creating a series of public spaces.

The final network of public spaces.


Public space, its integraion into the public infrastructure and user experience design concepts are the backbone of this project.

old tower

Several attractors are placed on the site and their main role is to capture the influx of people by proximity to the railway station: - the sunken public place - the water towe public square - the ramp connecting most of the public spaces - several public spaces on the last levels of the buildings

north underpass north square

TOURIST AND COMMUTERS ROUTES subsidized space

underground parking

Public space is present at different hights, allowing pedestrians to experience a fluid and dynamic route through the site. The different elevations of the journey influences the perception of the site and allows people to see and to be seen. The most convenient way to access the sire is on foot. Pedestrians can move freely throughout the site and all public spaces are easily accessible also for elderly or disables.

south underpass

commercial space

Three main bicycle parkings provide the necessary space for cyclists and one underground car parking, making the site fairly accessible.

OFFICE ROUTES LEGEND

subsidized space

1 tower plaza 2 living spaces acces 3 green terrace for residents

south square

4 office & restaurant 5 underpass 6 bicycle parking 7 parking lot acces for residents 8 residents pool 9 undergroud parking

office space

10 green public space

RESIDENTS ROUTES

11

parking lot acces

12

high-rise restaurant

13

kindergarten

14

art gallery


Gässlösa - Boräs, Sweden EURPAN 15, 2019

Site Location: Boräs, Sweden The requirements of the competition ask for a solution that would go under the idea of “productive city”. It should offer the best conditions to live a simple everyday life in a dense urban environment that is attractive through a range of urban qualities and fast and flexible local and regional transports. Moreover, it is ought to be an inclusive urban environment where there is much to choose from and where people can meet and exchange culture and ideas. The proposed solution works with a tablua plena approach and is based on preserving as much as possible: buildings, nature and genius loci. Contributors: Ana Maria Branea, Marius Găman


40.4% green area

11.89% street area

8.11% pedestrian alley

<50% street for cars


Green spaces & meeting points

Urban trails, flooding & noise pollution

Re-used buildings

Landmarks & public spaces


design raw materials production, manufacturing

Borås Gässlösa

distribution

consumption residual waste

mechanization steam power weaving loom

Industry 1.0

SMART City

Connected Community

Innovation & Tech

repair, reuse

mass production assembly line electrical energy

Industry 2.0

Social Diversity

Equitable Community

Traditional Industry turns 4.0

automation computers electronics

Industry 3.0

Sustainable Mobility

Diverse Social Life

Easy Accesible

cyber physical systems IoT (internet of things) Networks

Industry 4.0

Quality of Life

Science & Education Focus

Renewable energy


GSEducationalVersion

GSEducationalVersion

GSEducationalVersion


Johannesfred, Bromma, Stockholm URBAN RENEWAL PROPOSAL

School Project: Final Thesis, first phase Site Location: Stockholm Considering the need for new residential developments, as well as the closing of Bromma Airport in 2038, the project tries to come with a feasible solution for the Industrial area from Johannesfred. The concept is influenced by the dialog with people living in Stockholm, demanding a new urban center and by the information from the City Plan. I am working with a combination between a grid of streets and a matrix of activities. The proposal is based on the importance of public space, as well as an equilibrium between functions


Phase 1 SV

Legend Site Street Connection between cores

SV SV

End of Bromma Airport contract Demolition of industrial area

SV

SV

SV SV SV

SV

SV

Water

SV SV

Development of the industrial area Demolition of the airport & new infrastructure

SV

Green Space Core

SV

Phase 2 AC

AC

AC

AC

AC

AC

AC

Rail goes underground Waterfront & green area design New residential - North New passage over Ulvsundavagen

AC AC AC

AC

Legend Site Street Connection between cores Water

AC AC

AC AC

New tram line Transport core Housing, office and commerical zoning constructie spatiu public central nord School & Sport Public space

Legend Site Street Connection between cores

GSEducationalVersion

SP

Water

SP

Radius of influence for waterfront 300 m

SP SP

SP SP

Bridge connection to Solna Cultural buildings Waterfront design

Activity core

SP

Public Space core Radius of influence 400m, 600m


ONALITIES N

Legend Site Water Limit of development: Bromma Aiurport Degree of pollution: low Degree of pollution: medium Degree of pollution: high Polluted lake Unfriendy commercial area Noise pollution (>70 db) Unplanned green space Existing green space Transport core - not functional Hard limit created by rails No connection / no access between / to green areas Street that is not efficiently integrated into cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infrastructure No connection between Bromma and Solna Hard limit between simmilar zoning

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No compatibility between zoning Low waterfront accessibility - vegetation works as a barrier No waterfront accessibility

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Legend Site Water Green Area Waterfront public space Collective Housing Office Other services Commercial Commercial ground floor / office Commercial ground floor / residential Housing at the last 2 floors Landmark Bike station Radius of influence of 250 m (bike) Passage over street Connection between public space and protected green area Green squar Transport Core Plaza New tram Light train moved underground Bike path Activities on water Bridge connecting Solna Waterfront section


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LEGEND services

commercial

urban train

bridge housing

waterfront activities

education

library

office

promenade

culture

health

green space

parking

landmark

tram

Function

Built area

Housing

607 168

Services & Institutions

Office Commercial

Culture Education Sport General

29 743 14 457 18 162 22 754 410 304 85 567

%

Other information aprox 14 400 people (42mp/pers) 51.2% aprox 11 400 people (53mp/pers) 2.5% 1.2% 5.2% total 1.5% 1.9% 20% of ground floor is housing 34.5% ground floor is commercial/other 7.2% can be found at ground floor level (housing)

Function

Area [mp]

%

Other information

Green area

128 436

15.1% Public

Street

241 472

28.4%

includes shared streets


Romina Popescu romina.nicoleta@gmail.com romina.nicoleta +40 736 852 757 issuu.com/rominanicoleta

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Architecture, Urban planning & design portfolio, 2019 School work & Competitions

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Architecture, Urban planning & design portfolio, 2019 School work & Competitions

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