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The Animal Farm

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design /
Firm LocationBucharest, Romania
CompanyOopy Arhitectura
Lead Architectarch. Octavia Floria Popeea - OOPY Arhitectura
Design Teamarch. Vlad Barladeanu, arch. Iustin Popescu, arh. Ilinca Moroianu , arh. Andreea Navirca, arh. Andrei Nicolae, arh. Alexandru Mantoiu, arh. Maria Morariu - MOKA STUDIO, arh. Raluca Niculica - MOKA STUDIO, eng. Marian Chirianu, tech. Raluca Pacurar, eng. Carmen Constantin, eng.Bogdan Anania, eng.George Cristescu, photograph: Valentin Mirea
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“The Animal Farm” was born from the Clients desire to create a space dedicated to the interaction of the public and especially of children with as many domestic animals as possible. The idea took shape by designing a farm – park. A deserted barn from the old Pantelimon farm receives an architectural conversion. Relocated and regenerated, the barn gains new values: access and signal element, with reference to tradition. The wooden structure and especially the spatial morphology of the barn were kept and highlighted by the expression continuity of wood in all its forms: from structure to facades and finishes. The ground floor houses the main functions: space for events, education and recreation, reception and ticket area, restaurant area, enclosed terrace, kitchen (office, preparation, storage, changing rooms, access for staff, services)souvenir shop. The second floor accommodates the following: lobby, two spaces for events, two administrative offices, toilets. The interior design came to reality as a traditional space rediscovered and recovered. Thus the former barn is renovated and converted into a space for events where multifunctionality and specific coexist. The ensemble is dedicated both to farm visitors and to people who want to spent time in a picturesque area, away from the busy life.