Blaj Cultural Palace, Romania.
Modern ruins are the new playfield to re-adapt our heritage by the community. The cultural palace of Blaj, designed in 1930, suffered a devastating fire that burnt down most of the building, remaining in ruins until 2013. The city decided to rehabilitate the space preserving its character by taking into account the oral stories of the community and the trauma that the fire caused to the town. Now, the cultural palace is not only a multi-use cultural facility but a place of collective memory in the form of a public heritage building.