The Timişoara architecture biennial (BETA) is an euro regional platform for dialogue and collaboration, whose main purpose is to improve the processes through which we build our cities.


BETA 2016 aims to generate a responsible dialogue regarding architectural education, continuing education and the architectural practice, as well as to stimulate the engagement of and the professional use of dialogue and collaboration methods by the representatives of the administration, the professional body and the civic society.


Workshop

07

OCT

09

OCT

9 a.m.
6 p.m.
Workshop: LIGHT EDU

In the framework of LIGHT EDU Symposium, two members of the interdisciplinary research programme Configuring Light will coordinate a workshop on social research in design, an interactive process...


Guided tour

08

OCT

9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
TA: Urban detectives. Tour for children

Expedition dedicated to children, organized together with the Association De-a arhitectura, based on the adaptation of the first tour for adults using educational materials for students.


Guided tour

08

OCT

noon
4 p.m.
TA: The public squares and the city map. Heritage on hold

Our path takes us through one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city through Unirii, Sfântul Gheorghe, Libertății and Victoriei squares, while we discuss important milestones of their evolutio...


Conference

13

OCT

3 p.m.
7 p.m.
Pedagogical models

The studio method, or that of the integrated workshop, is considered the most important pedagogical tool for architecture education. We will investigate models that focus on theory, othe...


Conference

14

OCT

9 a.m.
2 p.m.
Educational systems

The event aims to connect the challenges and strategies of the academic environment with those of the profession. In a time when all roads lead to a reconciliation between the two, we wonder if ...


Conference

14

OCT

4 p.m.
9 p.m.
The future of architecture: Professional Organisations vs. Academia

This event brings forward the current standpoint of some reference professional organizations concerning the future of the architecture profession and education.


Guided tour

15

OCT

9:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
TA: Urban detectives. Tour for children

Expedition dedicated to children, organized together with the Association De-a arhitectura, based on the adaptation of the first tour for adults using educational materials for students.


Guided tour

15

OCT

noon
4 p.m.
TA: The habitation of old. Elisabetin and its parks

The path through Elisabetin neighborhood will include Balcescu Square, Carmen Sylva and Gheorghe Doja Parks and Sfânta Maria and Alexandru Mocioni squares, talking about their history and evolut...


Guided tour

22

OCT

noon
4 p.m.
TA: The city and the Water. The banks of the Bega canal

This tour aims to make use of the new bicycle infrastructure along the Bega river's banks in order to visit the buildings, bridges, neighborhoods and parks that surround it.


Guided tour

29

OCT

noon
4 p.m.
TA: Properties and inhabitants. Family Tree

The course contains a portion of the Mihai Viteazul, C.D. Loga and 3 August 1919 boulevards, presenting an image from the past of the houses and their former respectful owners.


Guided tour

05

NOV

11 a.m.
3 p.m.
TA: Properties and inhabitants. Family Tree

The course contains a portion of the Mihai Viteazul, C.D. Loga and 3 August 1919 boulevards, presenting an image from the past of the houses and their former respectful owners.


Guided tour

12

NOV

11 a.m.
3 p.m.
TA: The city and the Water. The banks of the Bega canal

This tour aims to make use of the new bicycle infrastructure along the Bega river's banks in order to visit the buildings, bridges, neighborhoods and parks that surround it.


Guided tour

19

NOV

11 a.m.
3 p.m.
TA: The habitation of old. Elisabetin and its parks.

The path through Elisabetin neighborhood will include Balcescu Square, Carmen Sylva and Gheorghe Doja Parks and Sfânta Maria and Alexandru Mocioni squares, talking about their history an...


Conference

23

NOV

6 p.m.
9 p.m.
Jury conferences

Located at the intersection between EDUCATION, PREOFESSION and CITY, the first three jury conferences will focus especially on the theoretical and critical research of architecture.


Guided tour

26

NOV

11 a.m.
3 p.m.
TA: The public squares and the city map. Heritage on hold

Our path takes us through one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city through Unirii, Sfântul Gheorghe, Libertății and Victoriei squares, while we discuss important milestones of their evolutio...


Conference

01

OCT

7 p.m.
9 p.m.
Opening event

The opening event of the Timișoara's architecture biennial BETA includes a series of micro-presentations held by the organizers and their partners, as well as the vernissage of the BETA 2016 com...


Exhibition

03

OCT

14

OCT

10 a.m.
6 p.m.
Opening: LIGHT EDU exhibitions

LIGHT EDU Symposium 2016 is showcasing four exhibitions documenting lighting interventions in the built environment, dialogue-engaging narratives on light and darkness and perceptual exploration...


Conference

04

OCT

05

OCT

9 a.m.
7 p.m.
Symposium: LIGHT EDU

LIGHT EDU Symposium is an event initiated from the need for an educational platform for information exchange in the field of technical and architectural lighting in Romania.


Conference

28

OCT

5 p.m.
9 p.m.
The future of architecture: Practitioners

This event aims to present a series of personal interpretations and visions that some european architects have regarding the future of architecture, today.


Workshop

29

OCT

10 a.m.
6 p.m.
Architect's backstage

The workshop aims at supporting workshop participants in developing new business models for their architecture practice, exploring possibilities arising from new forms of collaboration with othe...


Conference

04

NOV

5 p.m.
9 p.m.
The future of architecture: Cultural organizations

This event aims to select a few events that are reference points in Europe and that manage to promote quality architecture, and to see what their view is on the future of our profession.


Workshop

05

NOV

10 a.m.
6 p.m.
Creative industries

The workshop is focused on methods to form and maintain a functioning and productive team of cross-field professionals whom can develop truly collaborative projects in different areas of...


Conference

18

NOV

19

NOV

6 p.m.
9 p.m.
BIM Conference + Workshop

A clear and unbiased guidance from industry experts on how BIM is used on projects and in practice and the challenges of implementing the BIM concepts in mainstream construction industry.


Conference

25

NOV

6 p.m.
9 p.m.
Jury conferences

Included in the PROFESSION category, the last 3 jury conferences sustain the BETA 2016 competition, in an attempt to outline a series of attributes at the euroregional scale, from the architectu...


Exhibition

26

NOV

7 p.m.
9 p.m.
Closing event

The last event of the Timișoara's architecture biennial BETA 2016 aims to outline the main conclusions of the first edition, being a synthesis event.



Campaign

05

SEP

26

NOV

midnight
midnight
Urban View

Write a short story about how you see it, remember it or imagine it! Share your story with the place or with the people you wrote about and do not forget to send it to us too: we will pick 10 st...


Competition

15

SEP

21

OCT

None
None
The Equestrian Statue – A Contemporary Subject (?)

The contest launched by the Art Encounters Foundation, with the support of Timișoara City Hall and the Local Council, as part of the Timisoara Biennial of Architecture BETA 2016, tries to find c...


Exhibition

08

OCT

7 p.m.
9 p.m.
Opening: Yes, but there is a problem

The opening event of „Yes, but there is a problem” invites Julia Oravecz and Samu Szemerey to present urban planing strategies and the people involved in their design and application.


Exhibition

09

OCT

30

OCT

10 a.m.
7 p.m.
Yes, but there is a problem

The exhibition analyzes urban projects and policies from the CEE region that support more flexible, incomplete, and possibly more resilient urban systems.


Exhibition

13

OCT

8 p.m.
9 p.m.
Opening: Energy spots

The founders of BINA will open the discussion on the main topics of the exhibition: Bartleby in Belgrade, In-Between spaces, Model of temporary housing, Between projection and execution, Urban Y...


Exhibition

14

OCT

25

OCT

10 a.m.
7 p.m.
Energy spots

The exhibition Energy Spots focuses on the quickly-developing Belgrade, being an attempt to point, on a small scale, to particular spatial and energy spots of the city. 


Exhibition

17

OCT

20

NOV

None
None
The BETA 2016 competition exhibition has been moved in the public space

The presence of the BETA 2016 competition exhibition in the public space relies on the collaboration with various locations from the city center that have adopted the exhibition panels in their ...


Workshop

20

OCT

21

OCT

10 a.m.
6 p.m.
Art in the public space

Masterplan for art is a complex multidisciplinary project for the spatial reading and programming of art in the public space.


Campaign

21

OCT

22

OCT

7 p.m.
10 p.m.
UrbanEye movie evenings

UrbanEye Film Festival proposes two documentary film nights that bring into question themes such as habitation and urban development. Be it an architectural object, an area or an entire town, th...


Workshop

22

OCT

10 a.m.
7 p.m.
Urban Game: Yes, but there is a problem

Sinaia Urban Game is a participatory simulation game. Its main goal is to explore the possibilities for participatory design through the extreme version of Central-East European individualism/id...


Conference

27

OCT

4 p.m.
6 p.m.
Symposium Yes, but there is a problem

The symposium introduces new urban strategies in the perspective of very different actors of city making, from independent expert groups and professional institutions to the public administratio...


Exhibition

27

OCT

8 p.m.
9 p.m.
Opening: Adaptable city

Levente Polyák, member of KÉK, will make an introduction for the Adaptive City exhibition based on the logics of temporary use and adaptive reuse of vacant buildings and sites.


Exhibition

28

OCT

08

NOV

11 a.m.
7 p.m.
Adaptable city

The exhibition Adaptable City gives an introduction to the logics of temporary use and adaptive reuse of vacant buildings and sites, discussing its fundamental questions.


Conference

02

NOV

03

NOV

9 a.m.
8 p.m.
Upgrade My City

Upgrade My City is an event organized with the purpose of identifying, promoting and implementing the ideas that can improve the quality of urban life, while stimulating the large-scale involvem...


Conference

11

NOV

7 p.m.
10 p.m.
Urban view - Powered by Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha presentations have become viral in over 900 cities all over the world - and now, anyone who has ideas about or for the city is invited to present them in this format.


Exhibition

17

NOV

22

NOV

10 a.m.
7 p.m.
Wooden mirror

Our installation, embodied as a visual alert, aims to bring awareness and provoke constructive debates regarding the condition of our wooden churches and the way they are being cared for, exploi...


Conference

24

NOV

6 p.m.
9 p.m.
Jury conferences

Through these conferences we intend to talk about models and methods of operating at the city level, which varies depending on the scale, involved actors, duration, as well as other cultural and...

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