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Execution of works for the “restoration, consolidation and equipment of the Hagiescu Miriște ethnographic museum

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Beneficiary: Caracal Municipality
Location: Caracal
Start year: 2021
Category: Socio-cultural buildings - Buildings of historical and architectural interest


The project includes intervention works on the building - Memorial House - classified as a class B architectural historical monument, which appears in the List of historical monuments of local cultural heritage in urban areas - at position LMI 343, LMI code OT-II-mB-08739, located in str. BP Haşdeu no.2, Caracal municipality, in order to restore, consolidate, equip, and endow the objective. The proposed investment, namely “Restoration, consolidation and equipment of the « Hagiescu Mirişte » Ethnographic Museum”, in order to sustainably capitalize on the local cultural heritage”, aims at preserving, protecting and capitalizing on the local urban cultural heritage of Caracal and its cultural identity, for the promotion of urban development in Caracal, and is carried out within the Regional Operational Program 2014-2020, PRIORITY AXIS 5 - improving the urban environment and conservation, protection and sustainable use of cultural heritage, INVESTMENT PRIORITY 5.1 - Conservation, protection, promotion and development of natural and cultural heritage. Call for projects dedicated to supporting the objectives of the European Union strategy for the Danube Region regarding the Priority Area 3 of SUERD "Promoting culture and tourism, direct contacts between people".
The solution proposed in the project provides the preservation of all the characteristics of the existing building from an architectural point of view, considering its status as a historical monument of category B (local importance), the main body of the building will be restored, and interior spaces will be modified (functions, circulations, structural and installation changes) - according to the existing recommendations in the historical study. The main building (body - memorial house) will be the area of the memorial house, from this functionality deriving the need to restore the interior and exterior spaces (facades) with a superior quality of materials. This will restore the finishes of the floors on the ground floor (brick, stone, flooring, and tiles), restore the facades and carpentry and interior and exterior finishes and perform an analysis of interior facing, before stripping the walls, to restore with appropriate finishes. The carpentry - doors, windows - will be restored and will be made of the same material (wood), with the same division and profiles.
The existing hardware - at the front door and the stair railings to the floor - will be restored with the same model. The stoves will have a decorative character, and will be dismantled, cleaned, and replaced, with all the components in their old position. The covering will be remade on its initial volume, with materials adequate to the typology of pressed tiles from the late 1800s- beginning of the 1900s. The facades of the building will be restored, in accordance with the status of the monument building, and the architectural details degraded due to bad weather or improper finishes executed over time on the building will be cleaned or restored.
The main intervention works at the level of the structural system include: underpinning existing foundations under load-bearing masonry walls and the introduction of new reinforced concrete foundations. The new foundations will ensure reaching the freezing depth and not exceeding the load-bearing capacity of the foundation ground; making layers under the floor slab; making a 15 cm floor slab; lining on the inside (2-4 cm with welded mesh) of the walls to the basement. Also, if no extended cracks are present after stripping, local injections, and the introduction of reinforced concrete pillars in the masonry wall can be made; masonry floor concrete over 12 cm basement; lining on the inside (5 cm with welded mesh) of the exterior masonry walls on the area. Existing construction in advanced stage of degradation. The observance of the architectural desideratum, such as that on the floor level it is not possible to coat the masonry walls on the inside, assumes that concrete pillars are inserted in the thickness of the masonry, thus ensuring the necessary resistance, on the height of both floors; lining on both sides (5 cm with welded mesh) of the interior masonry walls on the existing construction area in an advanced stage of degradation. In order to ensure the necessary resistance, the concrete pillars will have to be inserted in the thickness of the masonry; lining on the inside (5 cm with welded mesh) of the exterior masonry walls on the area. Ruined construction and completion of the missing areas with masonry; demolition of interior masonry walls, remains of floors on the area. Ruined construction and restoration of walls with masonry and reinforced concrete cores; introduction of reinforced masonry structure, pillars, and belts as well as the related foundations on the area. Ruined construction and demolished construction; making reinforced concrete floor, 13 cm, on the 3 areas, after the previous elimination of the existing wooden floor remains; framing restoration; restoration of reinforced concrete stairs, metal structure, brick in accordance with the architectural provisions;
The designed technical solution provides for the restoration of the installations:
Electrical installations will be sized for 3x400/230V; 50Hz voltage and include works on: power supply; electrical lighting installations; electrical installations for outdoor lighting; electrical installations for safety lighting; electrical socket installations; Power installations; low current electrical installations; fire signal detection and alarm installations; earthing protection installation; shock protection measures; lightning protection measures;
The cold-water supply will be from the water meter chimney and will be buried, below the frost depth, respectively 1 m from CTN; domestic hot water will be prepared in a 100 L electric boiler;
The interior sanitary installation will be made of reticular polypropylene pipes -20 bar composite fibre;
The routes of the cold water and domestic hot water pipes will be laid buried in screeds, in masonry, in false ceilings or in specially arranged niches;
Air conditioning installations - both for heating and for cooling the rooms of the building, a MULTI SPLIT system will be installed for each level. The two exterior units will be mounted outside the building in the elevator area. The coolant used for these installations will be ecological Freon R 410 A. The condensate will be collected and discharged to the sewer pipe of the building.