Magic blocks

Magic Blocks – description

A program of strategies and projects for residential areas from the socialist period in Bucharest and Romania.


Magic Blocks 2009 – research

The research project provides a synthesis, scenarios, principles and studycases, as well as coherent strategies of intervention and models of projects to rehabilitate the ensembles of the socialist era in Bucharest. Over 70% of the people in Bucharest live in blocks built in the socialist era, which degraded over time and point to considerable economic and social issues.

Magic Blocks 2010 – brochure

Beyond the concrete curtain / brochure

The activation of central urban areas along socialist boulevards in Bucharest. Case Study – Calea Mosilor.

Project initiated by Zeppelin Association, Point4, Archis Interventions and Hackenbroich Architekten and supported by Erste Stiftung, the Union of Architects of Romania, Bucharest Goethe-Institut, Centre for Visual Introspection and National Cultural Fund Administration.