Partnership between UTCB and the Royal Peleș Heritage Association (APRP), Sinaia, September 19-24
The first exploratory visit within the Partnership Protocol between UTCB and the Royal Peleș Heritage Association (APRP) took place in Sinaia, September 19-24
Last week, the first exploratory visit took place within the Partnership Protocol between UTCB and the Royal Peleș Heritage Association (APRP) in Sinaia. Following the signing of this Protocol, both the restoration projects of the historical buildings on the Sinaia Royal Domain and the university students will benefit, as future specialists in this niche of the profession.
A number of 14 UTCB students, from different specializations within UTCB, thus joined the team that has already started the rehabilitation works of Villa Şipot Casa Arhitectilor and Vulpărie Complex, under the coordination of APRP. The protocol also represents the framework in which the two partners will carry out activities, such as – practice programs, scientific events, research efforts, exchanges of national and international experience.
“We are exactly where we need to be. We happily join those who care about this wonderful ensemble from Peleș, which means so much to each of us. This approach helps us to achieve something important for the academic community, to establish groups with multi-disciplinary expertise within a conglomerate of universities sitting at the same table. My colleagues look forward to working with APRP. I believe that this collaboration will help us discover the real and complex needs of heritage buildings”, UTCB Rector, Prof. univ. dr. ing. Radu Văcăreanu.
Our university therefore joins the academic institutions that already support APRP – the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest (USAMV Bucharest), the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucharest (UAUIM), the National University of Music Bucharest (UNMB) and the Transilvania University from Brasov.
For an entire week, UTCB students took part in practical activities regarding the restoration of the exterior of the “Casuței porta” near the “Carmen Silva Bridge”, where the construction company will start the works under the guidance of Mr. Cătălin Buliga, they visited the APRP site of at Villa Şipot – House of Architects, at Peleș Castle and Pelișor and filmed with the accompanying teachers to promote the experience.
Also, given that our university is a member of the EU-CONEXUS Alliance and that the EU-CONEXUS Office within the university supported this mobility, the students also participated in a Debate training as well as an EU-CONEXUS Debathon, part of the Student Civic Engagement project. This project aims to develop the involvement and civic skills of students, as well as the ones of the teaching staff, with the aim of training them in the implementation of debates.
The project is carried out under the auspices of Erasmus Plus and is coordinated by the University of La Rochelle. It was launched in March 2021, and so far two events have taken place – the project team meeting in France and a training in Klaipeda, Lithuania, our EU-CONEXUS partners. Another important mission of the project is the development of regulations and documents to encourage, at the institution level, the involvement of students in civic activities.
We hope that this new Protocol will be of great significance for the future careers of our students!
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Asociația pentru Patrimoniul Regal Peleș (APRP) și Universitatea Tehnică de Construcții București (UTCB) au semnat protocolul unui parteneriat pentru proiectele de restaurare a clădirilor de pe Domeniul Regal Peleș