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Urban Ascension

 Architecture 
       Urban Regeneration         Participative Design 

About

I am dr. arh. Horatiu-Cristian Cojan (Hori), the founder of Urban Ascension. So far I have studied, done research and completed design projects in the fields of architecture; urban design and urban regeneration; landscape architecture; and sustainable development, in three European countries (Romania, United Kingdom and the Netherlands). Urban Ascension offers all stages of design, planning and consultancy services in the fields of architecture; urban design, development and regeneration; landscape design; and participative processes. I have also developed and applied the „Co-urban development” process, based on the findings from my PhD study in Cardiff, United Kingdom and Master's study in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The Co-Urban concept is based on a participatory design approach, involving interested residents in the (re-) development process of a specific urban area. Various sustainable spatial solutions will be proposed, discussed, and decided upon together with the residents. Techniques used during this participative process include: group working based on certain themes; interactive three-dimensional visualisations of proposed solutions; mockups for 'hands-on' adjustments of the proposed solutions; presentations and discussions/mediation techniques aimed at reaching a consensus of solutions.  The final product is represented by architectural plans that will reflect the results of this Co-Urban process; and that will be used for the physical development of the site. As such, this approach leads to the redevelopment of urban areas through sustainable solutions discussed and decided upon together with the local community. 

I have been awarded with the titles 'Chartered Town Planner' by the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI), and 'Chartered Architect' by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). 


Contact: info@urban-ascension.com 
Facebook page: @urban.ascension.2019

Portfolio Urban Regeneration

RegenOradea 2030 Concept
RegenOradea 2030 Concept
RegenOradea 2030 Concept
RegenOradea 2030 Concept
Urban Plazza Magheru Avenue, Oradea
Urban Plazza Magheru Avenue, Oradea
Urban Plazza Magheru Avenue, Oradea
Urban Plazza Magheru Avenue, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Velența , Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius A, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius A, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius A, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius A, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius B, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius B, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius B, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius B, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius A, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius A, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius B, Oradea
Green multi-functional site, Rogerius B, Oradea
Sustainable Conversion Uranus Hall, Bucharest
Sustainable Conversion Uranus Hall, Bucharest
Sustainable Conversion Uranus Hall, Bucharest
Sustainable Conversion Uranus Hall, Bucharest

Portfolio Architecture

Holistic clinic for oncology patients with ambulatory ward, laboratories, and herbal practices 
Holistic clinic for oncology patients with ambulatory ward, laboratories, and herbal practices 
Holistic clinic for oncology patients with ambulatory ward, laboratories, and herbal practices 
Holistic clinic for oncology patients with ambulatory ward, laboratories, and herbal practices 
Assisted retirement home, Offenbach, collab. arh. Paul Tal
Assisted retirement home, Offenbach, collab. arh. Paul Tal
Assisted retirement home, Offenbach, collab. arh. Paul Tal
Assisted retirement home, Offenbach, collab. arh. Paul Tal
InfoPoint Concept Oradea
InfoPoint Concept Oradea
InfoPoint Concept Oradea
InfoPoint Concept Oradea
Residential dwelling G+1 Iancu
Residential dwelling G+1 Iancu
Residential dwelling G+1 Iancu
Residential dwelling G+1 Iancu
Extension British School Bucharest
Extension British School Bucharest
Extension British School Bucharest
Extension British School Bucharest
Residential dwelling G+2 Teodoru
Residential dwelling G+2 Teodoru
Residential dwelling G+2 Teodoru
Holiday dwelling G+1 Oprița
Residential dwelling G Simion
Residential dwelling G Simion
Residential dwelling G+1 Dobrovie
Residential dwelling G+1 Dobrovie
Residential dwelling G+2 Breaza
Residential dwelling G+2 Breaza
Residential dwelling G+1 Parlog
Facade renovation Calea Moșilor
Interior Design Breaza Bathroom
Interior Design Breaza Bathroom
Interior Design Corbeanca II Kitchen
Interior Design Corbeanca II Kitchen
Interior Design Cotroceni Bedroom
Interior Design Cotroceni Bedroom
Interior Design Cotroceni Waiting Room
Interior Design Cotroceni Waiting Room
Interior Design Corbeanca I Kitchen
Interior Design Corbeanca I Kitchen
Cover Re-conversion Lister House
Concept Act Theater

Portfolio Participative Design

Participative design session Velența, Oradea
Participative design session Velența, Oradea
Participative design session Velența, Oradea
Participative design session Velența, Oradea
Participative design session Rogerius, Oradea
Participative design session Rogerius, Oradea
Participative design session Rogerius, Oradea
Participative design session Rogerius, Oradea
Public information session, Oradea
Public information session, Oradea
Participative research with residents from Culemborg, Netherlands
Participative research with residents from Roskilde, Denmark

Portfolio Articles/Research

Article in the Magazine 'Arhitectura', 2019
Article in the newspaper 'Bihor Online', 2019
Article in the newspaper 'Jurnal Bihorean', 2018
PhD Thesis  'Factors that Influence the Continuity and Cohesiveness of North-West European Cohousing Communities', Horațiu-Cristian Cojan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2016
Master Thesis 'Sustainable Urban Development on Brownfield land in the German state of Baden- Württemberg', Horațiu-Cristian Cojan, Radboud , Radboud University, 2013
PhD Thesis Horațiu-Cristian Cojan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2016
PhD Thesis Horațiu-Cristian Cojan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2016
PhD Thesis Horațiu-Cristian Cojan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2016

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