Heritage of Timișoara

Cetate 5 Gheorghe Lazăr str.

The Palace of the Jewish Community

Completion date:

May 30, 1906

  • Architect: Arch. Lipót Baumhorn
  • Construction authorization: March 27, 1905
  • Modification authorization: November 24, 1905
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Historical Site
    Urban site "Cetatea Timișoara"
  • Main arch. style Art Nouveau/Secession
  • Current condition Poor
  • Planimetry Rectangular Complex
  • No. of levels 3
  • Current functions Other
    Bar/Coffee shop
    Apartment Tower
    Religious Building

At the beginning of the last century, the Jewish community of Timișoara obtained a building permit for a large scale building that would occupy four house lots, attributing its design to the famed Budapest architect Lipót Baumhorn, who proposed a monumental building in Secession style, with a commercial ground floor and three stories. While the main façades were richly decorated with geometrical, vegetal, and anthropomorphic motifs, the inner façades of the building are treated differently, with exposed brick creating texture and contrast. The building is attractive through its monumental quality and the rich decoration that adorns it in a manner characteristic of Baumhorn’s style.

Authors of this file:

Research & text: Mihai-Claudiu Moldovan

Field research & mapping: Spânu-Ferencz Fabian, Vlad Pată (coordonator)

Translation into English: Dragoș Nuță

Photographer: Aleksandru Grigore

Last modified: 2 years ago

Published on: 22 November 2021

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