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    Address London, United Kingdom Flat 40 Guinness Building Kennington Park Road SE11 4JG

    Phone 07833347150

    E-mail/ Contacts [email protected] Linkedin Behance

    Nora-Andreea Constantinescu


    Sept. 2012 - present MA Urban and Regional Planning University of Westminster, London

    Oct. 2008 - July 2012 BSc Urban Design and Planning University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest

    Sept. 2004 - July 2008 Computer Science and Mathematics National College Mihai Viteazul, Ploiesti


    Aug 2013 present PIZZAZZES,

    Mar. 2012 June 2012 S.C. URBIS 90 ATELIER DE URBANISM Bucharest Intern - Urban designer and plannerDevelopingastrategyforthemonumentsrehabilitationMakingabrochurewhichcontainsexplanatorysheetsforallmonumentofBucharest

    Nov. 2011 Oct .2012 General Urban Plan (P.U.G.) for Geoagiu city Romania IparticipatedintheimplementationoftheGeneralUrbanPlanforGeoagiucity

    Nov. 2011 Feb. 2012 Photography Exhibition- Contest The Ephemeral CityIinitiatedandcoordinatedateamformedbysevenstudentstoorganizetheexhibition

    Oct. 2011 Dec. 2011 Territorial Planning Project Botosani Spatial County PlanExposedattheInternationalConventionofArchitectureandDesignMay2012,Bucharest

    June 2010 Deparment of Urban and Regional Planning Bucharest VolunteerReasearchonurbanplanninglegislationandonofficialurbandesignandpalnningplans

    May 2008 ComputerOperationProfessionalProficiencyCertificate National College Mihai Viteazul, Ploiesti

    Sept. 1999 - July 2002 PloiestiSchoolofArtsandCrafts-PianoProficiency

    WORK EXPERIENCE Aug 2013 present Randolphs Recuitment Hospitality and Events

    Aug 2013 Jan 2014 Epiq Systems Limited Data Processor, Hardcopy Analyst

    June 2011- Oct. 2011 Herbalife Company - Sales agent/ DistributorKeepingawidenetworkofclients/Findinggoodwaysofadvertising

    LANGUAGES Romanian:nativeproficiency


    French: advanced

    Spanish: elementary

    SOFTWARE Architectural and design: AutoCAD***, Corel Draw***, Photoshop***, llustrator*, InDesign**, 3D Studio Max*, Revit Architecture*, Nemetschek**, SketchUp*


    SKILLS CommunicationElectedhead-studentoftheyearin2009fortheurbanismand landscape design departmentsAbletocommunicateeffectivelywitharangeofdifferentpeople in high pressure situationsTeam workingIhaveteamworkingskillsbyinitiating,coordinatingandparticipating in group projectsAbilitytoworkwellinateamfrompreviousworkexperi-ence

    HOBBIES Painting,Drawing,Photography,Design,FashionDesign,Running, Swimming

    Graduate with BSc in Urban Design and Planning and presently postgraduate student in MA Urban and Regional Planning at University of Westminster in London.

    I consider myself to be an artist, passionate about beauty and nature.

  • C O N T E N T


    01 Bachelor Thesis: Strategy and development at Bacaia Village

    Faze I: Urban and Regional Planning Faze II: Architecure

    02 Cultural Project: Dance Club

    03 Drawing and painting

    04 Digital art

  • Strategy and development at Bacaia Village Faze I: Urban and Regional Planning

    01Bachelor Thesis

    Project info

    Workshop: Bachelor thesis project - Individual projectYear and Institute: 2012 Ion Mincu University of Architecture and UrbanismDuration: 3 monthsSite location: Geoagiu County, Romania

    Main Task:

    My Bachelor Thesis is formed by two main parts:

    Faze I: Create a startegy for developing Geoagiu county, a turism economy based area.

    Faze II: Chose one of the countys settlements, in my case, Bacaia Village, and to create a development scenario. The architectural project had to be connected with the strategy.

    Development Strategy for Geoagiu County

    Representative photos of the Geoagiu county settlements

    Current relations between cities

    Relations between cities In Vision

    The Bachelor Degree was based on an analysis form the overall approach to the architectural object of the administrativeterritorial unit, Geoagiu, Hunedoara, Romania.

    The Geoagiu County has two strong development directions, North-South and West-East which are not fully exploited. The strategy is to develop each city and village located on the development directions, on their main activities. The purpose is to have economic efficiency and diversity inside the region and to prevent competition between the cities.

    Some small cities are strategically located but unpopulated and weak, therefore the second part of the project will present the economical, educational and touristic development of the northernmost small city of Geoagiu, Bacaia.

  • To develop this locality I used the natural resources mentioned above and I made a medical treatment spa situated in the center of Bacaia.Linked to the medical treatment spa, I developed accommodation units and an educational center. The last consists of a kindergarten and a primary school. Aside the spa I made a horseback riding facility as part of the rheumatictreatment. Also the capacity of the mineral waterwill rase and the factory itself will have another building.

    To achieve this, I chose to implement programs of social housing for the future employees. I estimated that in 5 years time Bacaia will have 20 more house-holds, in 10 years another 30 and in 15 years 20 more. The families will come from the surroundings of Bacaia, the DJ 705 being an important infrastruc-tural element of this development plan.

    All the important activites are concentrated in the middle of the village adjacent to the main streets. I have started to develop the mediacal treatment center and accommmodation units and education-al centerlinked with it.

    The educational center will be further detailed.

    From this resource the development starts.

    The proposed development willinclude:-housing, -temporary housing -medical and treat-ment center-camping zone-equestrian center-services

    Bacaia Village has as main resources, thermal and ferruginous water which are used in the treatment of intestinal diseases, rheumatic and hepatobiliary affections.

    Site Plan for developing Bacaia VillageImplementing programms for social housing

    Location Staging the interventions in the villages and the evolution of the number of employees

  • The educational center is located nearby the river and is formed by a kindergarten and a primary school but having small pro-portions.

    The kindergarten functions for two groups of children between 3 and 6 and between 6-14.

    The educational center was developed by taking into consid-eration the proportions of the existing houses, coating and materials used in general by the local people. Considerig the principles of the sustainable development I used local materials (wood, rock, roof tiles), solar panels and ther-mal water heating. The building materials for the structure with wood polywood and based stone. I have also equipped the place with water, sewer, gas and electricity.

    The concept was to make a building integrated into the rest of the landscape and to become part of this locality but with an air of modernity.

    Section A-A`

    Section B-B`


    Street section

    Faze II Educational Center HAPPY CLOUDS in Bacaia Village

    Ground Floor PlanBasement Plan

  • Dance Club

    02 Cultural Project

    Project info

    Workshop: Architecture Individual Project Year and Institute: 2010 Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism Duration: 4 weeks Site location: Bucharest, Romania

    Main Task:

    Deepen the knowledge of analysis and interpretation of a real site in the context of a cultural architectural programme.

    Developing the ability to propose a general concept of a set of architectural and design solutions to its individual components, while maintaining overall coherence

  • Section AA`

    Section BB` Ground Floor Plan First Floor Plan

    West Elevation





  • 03 Drawing and painting

    Pencil and ink sketches

  • Watercolour, ink and marker drawings

  • 04 Digital art

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