Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is a rapidly evolving city since the restoration of democracy in 1990. In 2000, the economic boom allowed Bucharest to modernize and construct buildings, modern districts, etc. The Romanian architectural style is characterized by its heterogeneity. In this capital, blocks of concrete buildings, French neoclassical buildings and elegant Haussmanian buildings are mixed. On Victoriei Avenue it can be breath a slight perfume of France thanks to the Arc de Triomphe and the Athénée which recalls the Pantheon and Paris. The French architectural influence is very accented there. Ion Mincu and Petre Antonescu, both Romanian architects, were students at the National School of Fine Arts in Paris and brought with them this influence.
In recent years, these buildings have been supplemented by contemporary constructions with glass facades, this is the case of the Security building , on which sits today, the Union of Architects of Romania. Another example, in the middle of old buildings, the Bucharest Financial Plaza, with its glass tower, reflects the classical monuments around it. but this remains a minority, which does not prevent Bucharest from having a modern side. But being this city quite populated, it is in the periphery where you will have more possibilities to observe this type of buildings.
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