TRADE UNIONS’ HOUSE OF CULTURE
An important objective for the last four decades in the city of Alba Iulia is the House of Culture. Against the backdrop of industrial development and the growth the city’s population in the sixth to seventh decade, the need for a new cultural settlement to coop with the growing demand for „mass cultural and educational activities” and determine „the formation of the new man, conscious constructor of socialism and communism” as the newspapers of the time titled.
The construction work began in April 1974, following the plans of the architect Gheorge Dorin and with Gheorghe Ghebea as site chief. To the construction and furnishing of the new local 12 enterprises from the county and the country contributed, which focused on modern techniques and solutions at that time. The main constructor was the County Construction and Assembly Enterprise. The edifice was completed in a record time, the House of Culture being put into use on December 18, 1976.
The Culture House has a 548-seat showroom and a 30-seat lodge, as well as a 165-seat conference room. There is also a gym in the basement, plus other halls and annexes with various destinations, offices, clubs, etc. Since 1995, it had been part of the National Association of Culture Houses of the Unions in Romania.
Currently, many cultural events are organized here: concerts, theater plays, exhibitions, book fairs, stand-up comedy shows, sometimes cinematic screening etc.
Scientific consultant: Tudor Roșu, PhD historian
Translation made by: Ciprian Dobra, PR expert
An attraction of utmost importance in Alba Iulia for the last four decades has been the Trade Unions’ House of Culture. Construction works began in April 1974 and were completed in a record time so that the building was put into service on 18 December 1976. 12 enterprises from both Alba County and the country contributed within a collective effort to build and furnish the new cultural edifice, focusing on modern techniques and solutions.
The cultural institution has a 548-seat showroom and a 30-seat lodge, as well as a 165-seat for conference room. In addition to its cultural function, the building houses a gym, offices, and commercial premises.
The Trade Unions’ House of Culture is the place where you can attend: concerts, theater plays, exhibitions, book fairs, stand-up comedies and sometimes film screenings.