→ Architects’ Collective, Drinčićeva 20
The exhibition of the biennial, Enough IS Enough, curated by architects Anca Cioarec Brînduşa Tudor and Ilka Ruby, presents dozens of projects—local and international—made by architects who have had enough of waiting for “top-down” solutions and have found their own ways of using what already exists: Why use too much, when enough will do? Their works highlight the ways in which our planet can be treated with respect and responsibility—toward the environment, toward the economy and toward the society as a whole.
Timișoara Architecture Biennial - Beta 2020 takes place between September 25 and October 25, in Timișoara, Romania. This 3rd edition will address the theme of responsibility for the present and future built and yet unbuilt environment, in an attempt to become a platform that articulates a position towards the ever increasing pressures (ecological, social, cultural, economic, etc) that the construction sector generates. Beta 2020 is sending a message of hope to society, the community and the planet. “Do we really have to build? We always should consider “no” as a possible answer. We think it's essential to look at what we already have, to observe the inventory of local resources, the reuse of abandoned and unused buildings, to find methods to make them livable, and demolition to be our last option, to take care of, maintain and repair what is broken, to reuse, to recover materials, to remember our craft and to try to adapt it to both the design and the construction process. And if we have to build again, from the beginning, let's appreciate experimenting and researching new materials that are good for the environment—i.e. biodegradable, renewable materials, care for the community, projects that value the community, sharing, exchange, participation, collaboration, projects that bring people together, and sharing knowledge and awareness that a responsible attitude will have a true impact only on a larger scale, therefore it is essential for us to share experiences of good practice and scientific knowledge to be as accessible as possible, so we propose to learn together in a practical and interactive way.” as stated by architects Ilka Ruby, Anca Cioarec and Brînduşa Tudor.