Peasent civilisation does not aknoledge the fight for self improvement. It is instead a fine and calm expression of joy of living. The more we distance ourselves from the traditional man, the more the risk of imposture is higher
– Horia Bernea
The project Traditional Architecture in the Plateau Mehedinti Geoparc aims to research, promote and protect the villages from the Mehedinti County. Traditional architecture as a way of expressing the lifestyle and the cultural traditions/customs of the area was the starting point in this project.
Founded 10 years ago, the Plateau Mehedinti Geopark is a unique natural environment with a very generous topography, flora and fauna. Unfortunately, like in many other rural areas, villages from the Mehedinti Plateau have numerous problems: the diminution of revenues than came from agriculture, rural flight, loss of traditions.
Between July and September 2014, MEAI designed the first project in this area: a case study in the villages of Balta, Isverna and Ponoarele. By presenting the most valuable patrimonial sites, by a critical approach of the architectural landscape and by promoting an integrated development strategy, the project contributes to the preservation of a specific regional identity.
The web site created as part of the project, www.arhitectura-gpmh.ro, aims the study and the understanding the architectural objectives from these areas of research.View site