Adopt a House in Rosia Montana – the 2014 campaign

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Adopt a House in Rosia Montana – the 2014 campaign

3. June 2014 - Alburnus Maior and ARA [Architecture. Restoration. Archaeology] associations announce the start-up of the third campaign ”Adopt a House in Roşia Montană” aimed to preserve the heritage in Roşia Montană. Within this programme valuable historical buildings are given back to the community, by force of the restoration works supported by the local community and performed with help from the public.

Within the 2014 Campaign we will continue together the ongoing works and will start new ones, depending on the support we will receive from volunteers and donors. The activity plan for 2014 and the priorities are listed below:

I. Preparing the necessary documentation for special technical works at the Unitarian Church.

This year’s campaign aims to complete the outstanding works from last year: conservation-restoration (finishing) and traditional details (lime-sand renderings, carpentry, shingle roofs at the narthex and tower), as well as consolidation of the portico on the northern side. Its current conservation status requires an emergency intervention project to ensure its stability and stop its decay.

Therefore in a first stage we launch this call for support for the intervention project - a complex one to include, in addition to the architecture project (specialised in restoration), the structural project, the plumbing, electrical and heating projects and the set of underlying studies required: topographic survey, geotechnical study, technical expertise. More details about the works planned at the Unitarian Church for this year and how you can donate particularly for these works can be found on the site.

II. Continuation of the works started in previous campaigns - for details and info on how to get involved please see the dedicated page of each building on

Traditional house (19th c.), Ţarina, Roşia Montană no. 1248

Unitarian Parish House (18th c., 1933), Roşia Montană no. 391

House in the Central Square (1939), Roşia Montană no. 321

Unitarian Church (1796), Roşia Montană no. 530

III. Preparing the necessary documentation for 4 new buildings recently introduced in the programme.

This year the Adopt a House programme extends with 4 new projects at various stages of documentation preparation. Thanks to a funding obtained from the Union of Architects of Romania, some of these buildings will first benefit from support for preparing the necessary preliminary studies. We invite you to check each of these building fiches and to support the completion of documentation and the conservation/ restoration works.

Miners’ house (19th c.), Roşia Montană no. 256

Miners’ house (19th c.), Roşia Montană no. 255

House with urban influences (17th c., 1870-1890, post 1935), Roşia Montană no. 331A

Greek-Catholic parish house (18th c., 1854), Roşia Montană no. 137


Depending on the amounts donated for each of these projects, site works will start as soon as possible. The priority lies with the documentation for the emergency works necessary at the Unitarian Church and the new houses included in the programme. The number of volunteers envisaged and the schedule of activities that will require volunteer work on site will be determined based on the above and will be communicated as soon as possible.

Donations can be made through PayPal or directly by bank transfer to the account of Asociatia Aurarilor Alburnus Maior, Tax Code (CIF): 13411229, SWIFT code: RNCBROBU
IBAN: RO81RNCB0008021190850013 (RON)
IBAN: RO54RNCB0008021190850014 (EURO)
Bank: Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), Câmpeni Branch

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Thank you for your support!

Adopt a House in Roşia Montană team