Hotel and Public Space in Bucharest Part 1 Project 2005 Bursuc Laura Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Romania The project speculates the lack of meeting places and places that are suitable for social activities. Wanting to solve the problem of the missing piazza, the building creates a large void - as a center of gravity – that is in fact the starting point for more than one routes through the biulding. A series of public spaces that open towards the piazza: exhibition hall, library, restaurants, cafees, offers a great varitey of choice in the usage of urban space. The private area of the hotel floats somewhere above leaving room for as much public space as possible. Bursuc Laura The heterogeneous image overlaps on the traces of the old urban tissue, in an area affected by uncontroled succesive interventions. The implantation tries to put in good use and mediates the existing tensions of the site, into a space that concentrates fluxes and public activities.