Project type:Rural regeneration /Conversion and rehabilitation
Location: Margina, Timiș/RO
Client: Margina Community
Status: Unbuild/Feasibility Study
Project team: Mihai Bușe, Márton Tövissi, Codruța Negrulescu, Cornel Farcaș
This study is mainly focused on 2 recurrent topics in the Romanian society, namely: the domestic cultural heritage and rural areas in a permanent economic and moral degradation due to a lack of efficient strategies.
The project proposes a strategy for the integration of an industrial site disposed for the local community to financially, socially and culturally empower its members-by applying a sustainable, local-based cooperative strategy.
Intervention scenario proposed converting the Margina Distillery into the Local Cooperative; this was the natural response to a number of needs that residents face in the region.
This is a long term strategy which contributes to the reactivation of all productive systems and the creation of new ones. Reactivation of social systems is particularly important for the birth of new synergies between local people and strengthening local community.
Before being used, the land must undergo decontamination operations at ground level.
The proposed solution is Phytoremediation. Plots resulting from zoning the land for decontamination purposes will be subsequently used for crops and agricultural experiments. Given the region’s resources and population, a new function was proposed that serves to solidify the community and reconnect it to the general public.
Attention to the significance of the plant in the collective memory of the community from Margina, and its social situation, a movement dedicated to allocate spaces for small food industries that exploit natural products from the area is proposed.
Given the aging population and the moral degradation of the traditional occupations of the population, the project contains areas of education in these subjects and public spaces that reconnects the people and the plant to the public domain and highlights in the region.