Publicat în Noutăți pe 17 may 2024

A WEEK FOR MONUMENTS II 2024 Competition / Open Call for Community Activation Solutions through Heritage – The Roman Catholic Church in Babșa, Timiș County

The Prin Banat Association is launching a competition/call for community activation solutions through heritage for the Roman Catholic Church in Babșa (Belinț commune, Timiș county), as part of the A week for Monuments II project. This call is open to national and international students and will have a registration-selection phase followed by a production phase for the selected solution.

We recommend that you carefully read the Competition Rules and related documents (plans, site scans, framing plan, etc.), available for download at this link.


The theme of the competition is activating communities through heritage and encompasses any form of interpretation that relates to how a community can be (re)connected to local resources and the practical and creative activation of the space in which it lives.

For the 2024 edition it is proposed to activate the local community of the village of Babșa, Timiș county, through a series of cultural-artistic events that will take place in the vicinity of the local Roman Catholic church. The actions aim to prepare the space adjacent to the church in order to transform it into a community gathering place, with the potential to become, in the long term, a day centre for the elderly population of the village.

Thus, the proposals should develop a dialogue with members of the local community, invite the discovery and acceptance of a new space in the life of the community and activate an inert space, seen as a ruin at present.

The competition is open to national and international undergraduate and master students in any field of study. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged

The proposal should contain a buildable component and a cultural-artistic activation component. The buildable component of the selected project will be realized during a demonstration workshop of traditional techniques in Timisoara, in September-Octomber 2024, and then it will be transmuted and assembled in its final form in the vicinity of the Catholic church in the village of Babșa, Timis county, during a community activation event, where the cultural-artistic activation component will be implemented.


17 May - 30 June 2024, 23:59 EEST -- Project proposal submissions

1 - 14 July 2024 -- Judging and selection of proposals

20 July 2024 -- Announcement of results

21 July - 1 September 2024 -- Working meetings between the winning team, the implementation team and the contractor to finalise the proposed solution

30 September - 5 October 2024 Construction of the physical component within a traditional techniques workshop

The buildable component of the winning solution will be realised during a demonstration workshop of traditional techniques in Timisoara.

13 October 2023 -- Community activation event

Organization of a community activation event in the vicinity of the Roman-Catholic Church of Babșa, having as central support the object(s) built during the demonstration workshop in Timișoara, together with the proposed cultural-artistic programme.


Registration for the competition must be made by email to, and will contain the following attachments:

a) Completed registration form;

b) Concept or description of the proposal/project, in text form, with a justification of the solution and how it can contribute to the activation of the community in Babșa;

c) Constructed proposal - drawings (e.g. site plan, plans, views, sketches, sketches);

d) Cultural-artistic activation proposal - suggestions for activities (e.g. concerts, plays, exhibitions, workshops, etc.), highlighting how the proposed activities use and build on the previously constructed component;

e) An estimated estimate/cost of production of the project/proposal, broken down by the two categories (buildable component and cultural-artistic component);

f) CV/portfolio/biography with examples of similar works, products or projects of the author/student group (optional).


The competition is open to national and international undergraduate and master students in any field of study. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged. The competition is open to all participants, without restrictions of nationality, residence, artistic training/experience, gender or age.


1 prize of 2,500 lei (gross) will be awarded for the selected project/solution.

The budget allocated to the production of the buildable component (15.000 lei) and the budget allocated to the cultural-artistic activity (5.000 lei)


For additional information, feel free to send us an email at

A week for Monuments II is organised by the Association Prin Banat.

Partners: Asociația de la 4, National Institute for Heritage, Romanian Order of Architects - Timiș County Branch

Project co-financed by AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding

Project supported by the Romanian Order of Architects from the architectural stamp.

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