Funds Sources: Facebook and Instagram Campaign
Project Name: Save Cula Crasnaru from Groserea
Starting Date: July, 2023
Project Status: In Development
Total Project Budget:
Financed by RUF: $9,572
Ambulance for monuments - Oltenia Vest has undertaken a mission to rescue one of the most valuable assets in Oltenia, which is currently in an advanced state of degradation and requires urgent intervention before it is lost forever.
Cula Crasnaru was built in the 18th century and is exceptional as it retains its original roof, a rare feature among similar structures. Unfortunately, the property was received in a deplorable state a few years ago and is currently entangled in legal disputes. However, the owner is willing to facilitate accommodations for volunteers in the village.
This emergency intervention represents Cula Crasnaru's last chance to save the building.
The proposed works will commence with the restoration of the roof's oak elements, followed by installing a 3-layer spruce cladding to shield the building from weather-related damage. Before proceeding with the roof work, efforts will be made to repair the degraded brick coronation and restore the collapsed arches. Cracks and fractures that have appeared will be addressed by stitching them with strips, injecting special non-invasive mortars, and reinforcing them with helicoidal rods at specific points. Additionally, the project will focus on adding the ceiling beams to their final positions, completing the renovation process.
These measures are crucial to preserving and protecting this historically significant building in Oltenia.