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Vogna Student Project

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The Vogna Project 2013 was a camp to create a workshop, financed and supported by the Alexis Project with eight students from the faculty of Architecture at Bucharest University, Romania, coming from Timisoara, Moldova, Ploiesti, Bucaresti and so on. The camp ran from the 17th to the 23rd August 2013, with a practical series of tasks by the students at the Vogna Cultural SIte, the building of a workshop, with the support of the the Alexis Project NGO and the Mayor of Goiesti as well, Mayor Eng. Atanasie Adam.


Photo: Adrian Gheorghe, Alexandru Gheorghe, 2nd August 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Poster by the students for the camp

Vogna Student Camp - Poster by the students for the camp

Va propun o varianta de afis pentru proiectul de la Vogna. Daca aveti vreo propunere de imbunatatire, orice opinie e binevenita.

O seara buna!

We propose a variant for the poster for the project at Vogna. If you have any suggestions for improvement, any opinion is welcome.

Good evening!

Photo and text: Vogna Student Camp Participants 6th August 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Final Documents

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Final document number one from the Vogna Students Camp Project, 2013, made by the student teeam who worked there.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th November 2013




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Final document number two.

The documents include the making of the wooden structure and the plan of the Vogna Cultural Site. It is beautiful work from a generation that can carry on ever more worthwhile projects.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th November 2013









Vogna Student Camp - Final Check of the Project

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Alexandru and Adrian made this chair from wood left over from the structure. It is well made and comfortable.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th September 2013




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Alexandru came home to Oltenia to see how the Vogna 2013 Project ended up this year. He checked all the structures carefully, and was satisfied with all the improvements made to complete the work of the students.

He tested all the construction, and was happy with the wooden crane!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th September 2013


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The barbecue and other structures were completed successfully.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 16th September 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Completion of the Project, ready for winter

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Adrian is very fortunate to have the help of the Negutz family, Ionutz, Amelia, and Maria-Amelia.

Together they put the plastic protection over the roof of the wooden structure made by the students, as well as a few other improvements to end the project for the year.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th September 2013


Vogna Project completion

The fireplace is a great addition to the structure, allowing for some delicious sausages to be grilled on an old piece of metal for a good meal!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th September 2013


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This is a very useful structure, and will allow for more projects to be completed at Vogna in comfort and safety at the site.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 8th September 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Architectural Drawings of the Workshop

Vogna Architecture models and drawings

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013

Vogna Architecture models and drawings

Alexandru has made architectural drawings of the plan as first envisaged, as well as some excellent 3D models which took many hours to create.

Here we can see how faithfully the whole structure adhered to its original plans and drawings.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013

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The creation of such 3D models is standard procedure at the Architecture University which Alexandru attends, as part of the project for any building, for a better understanding of it in terms of volumetry, sunlight exposure, surroundings etc.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013


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Alexandru talked with some of his friends who were involved in the camp, who gave valuable suggestions for improvements to the presentation of this wonderful project.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013


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When Alexandru finished the drawings and 3D presentation to his and his friends' satisfaction, with important input from his father, Adrian, he made it available for the website.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013


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The whole project to create a workshop on the Vogna site has been a very valuable experience for Alexandru, his fellow students at University, and for Adrian and his friends who have helped to make this project such a huge success.

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013






Standard 2D drawings of the project

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Alexandru also made accurate drawings of the project as completed, so that comparisons could be made with the dream and the reality. The verdict is 'close enough!'

Photo: Alexandru Gheorghe 7th September 2013







Vogna Student Camp - The Aftermath!

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After the student camp at the Vogna Project was ended, there was still a lot to do to improve the wooden structure, with the important help of Ionutz Negutz, our best friend.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 5th September 2013


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In particular, the roof needs to be finished before winter comes, and other materials must be found and used in order to finish the project.

It is not easy, it takes a lot of effort and money, but Adrian is indefatigable in his pursuit of creating good resources for his country.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 5th September 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Day Five

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On the last day, the students worked hard to complete as much as possible of the project in the time available. They did a good job of improving the roof of the Bordei.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd August 2013


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The students also made a fireplace inside the wooden structure to provide warmth and light.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd August 2013


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The big dog Bingo already chose to live in the new building!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd August 2013


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It was time to celebrate a job well done, with food, wine, and good friends.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 23rd August 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Day Four

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Early in the morning of day four the hill was climbed to get this photograph, looking to the south, from the northern hills around the Vogna site.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd August 2013


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Looking to the east from the western hills around the Vogna site we get this bird's eye view of the Vogna Church and the wooden structure now taking shape.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd August 2013


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Once the sides of the structure are filled in, it is much easier to see the progress being made. Structures look quite small when just the foundations are laid, but become far more impressive, inside and out, once the walls are up.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 22nd August 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Day Three

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On day three a wooden workshop was designed and the work was put in hand as Adrian has seen in Gorna Malina, Bulgaria. This Vogna Project is using the very successful Gorna Malina Project as a model.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 21st August 2013


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Here we see the real progress the students are making.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 21st August 2013


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As the almost full moon rises, we see the Vogna Cultural Site, with the efforts of the students beginning to take shape.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 21st August 2013


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Adrian shovels sand from nearby to improve the wooden workshop. Adrian's vehicle is an excellent resource for this sort of work.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 21st August 2013


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Even as the light fails, the students continue to work with great motivation to complete the structure.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 21st August 2013


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Tired but elated by their progress, the team posed for this shot on the half completed structure at the end of the third working day.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 21st August 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Day Two

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On day two the students at the Camp at the Vogna Cultural Site, where the Alexis Project is making a private project, with its own resources, are unloading wooden materials to use in the project.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th August 2013


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Alexandru and Mihai are searching for stones in the Amaradia River, nearby Vogna Valley, for stones to be used to build a foundation for their wooden construction project, during the Student Architecture Camp.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th August 2013


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Here Georgia took a beautiful general view of the Vogna Cultural site, full of students, eight in all from all over Romania.

On this day we had important visitors, the Mayor of Goiesti, the Mayor of Melinesti (near Goiesti Municipality), a Senator of the Romanian Parliament, and others.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th August 2013


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A part of the structure is now put into position by the students, who, coming from learning theory at the University of Bucharest, are now meeting here practice in real terms, as part of the improvement of their knowledge.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th August 2013


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As always, later in the evening is time for dinner and socialisation around the fire.

At this point, the project is working well. We believe that the total cost of the project, payment for student travel, food, other supplies, and wooden materials, will be over 1000 Euros, which is not as much as, usually, the cost of even a small project for youth is!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 20th August 2013







Vogna Student Camp - Day One

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Here we are beginning the preparations for the camp, taking all the things needed from Craiova, Racari, Filiasi, Bilta, to complete the logistics for the camp. Here, in Bilta village, Alexandru and Georgia are trying to put the luggage in the car for the trip to the Vogna camp, a difficult task!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th August 2013


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General view of the Vogna camp, where half of the participants have already arrived, erecting their tents and other necessities.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th August 2013


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This is a typical brainstorming by the young students, to decide the activities of the camp, for the entire period they will be participating.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th August 2013


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As a form of respect for NGO Alexis Project as a friend of all countries with whom the Alexis Project is in contact, the flags of the European Union, Romania, Australia, Bulgaria, FYROM (Republic of Macedonia), Turkey, Scotland and the flag of the Alexis Project were flown.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th August 2013


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The first visitors are already coming to visit the Students Camp, Marius an Marinela Fugaru, friends of ours, to see how they can help us for this event.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th August 2013


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The first night of the students in the Vogna Valley, a silent night, only the dark sky overhead, the same sky that exists over the heads of all of our brothers and sisters around the world.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe 19th August 2013










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