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Fri, 21 Jun



Barn conversion in practice - what comes after the plan

Last year's conference focused more on the theoretical, planning and cultural aspects of barn conversions, this year we we put more focus on the practical aspects of building.

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Barn conversion in practice - what comes after the plan
Barn conversion in practice - what comes after the plan

Time & Location

21 Jun 2024, 21:00 – 22 Jun 2024, 18:00

Csíkdelne, Fő utca 198, Csíkdelne 537231, Romania

About the event

The purpose of our conference is to provide barn owners and construction contractors with practical information for the design and construction process. Compared to last year's more theoretical topic choices, this year we are trying to get around the implementation techniques. We want to share the professional knowledge that is necessary for a modernization that respects tradition. At the event, experts will pass on their knowledge, who can bring the modern and the fashionable into harmony with the barn's originality, either during planning or execution: with the traditional solutions of brick, stone and wooden architecture.

Planned program:

June 21, 2024, FRIDAY

9.00 Mayor's greeting

9.15 Introductory thoughts and presentation of the BarnCulture exhibition on site - Ernő Bogos, architect

9.35 Technical implementation problems and solutions during barn conversions - Győző Esztány, architect

10.00 The practical experience of the Berschneider architectural office in Bavaria with barn conversions - Christian Rein, architect

10.30 Indian architecture office: contemporary architecture research and use of local traditional building materials. The use of regional, traditional architectural solutions and collaboration with visual artists - we are still waiting for the speaker's feedback.

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Wooden architecture in practice: use of old and new materials and technologies, their matching on the same building - dr. Miklós Köllő, architect

12.00 Wandering carpenters in Sibiu: carpentry on old buildings - Sebastian Bethge, carpenter, conservationist

12.30 Traditional methods for today's buildings: replacement of carpentry joints, wooden nails, etc. Presentation enriched with models - Zoltán Jakab, carpenter

13.00 Lunch break

14:30 Authenticity and sustainability: architectural dilemmas regarding the reconstruction of the barns in the Szentendre Open Air Ethnographic Museum - Zsófia Farkas-Mezei, architect and Attila Kutasi, architect

15.00 The use of stone in barns: typical mistakes, repair methods, choosing the right stone, etc. - Hunor Baróti, stone restorer

15.30 Funding opportunities for barn conversion - Attila Péterffy, tender expert

16.00 Shingle snapping: theory in practice (teaching combined with a demonstration) - László Mogyorós, Székely polymath

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Barn visits: visiting barns that have been remodeled and are being remodeled, talking to the owners. The detailed program is still being developed.

1. Residential barn under construction. Our host is Zoltán Petes. Location: Csíkpálfalva 133.

2. Felt workshop - a creative space. Our host is Imre Kovács, owner. Location: Csíkborzova.

3. Forest school - training areas and accommodation. Our host is László Borbáth, director. Location: Pottyand.

4. Dance and event hall. Our host is Mihály András. Location: Csíklázárfalva.

The conference is free, but registration is required, so please indicate your intention to participate by clicking the button below!

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