Heritage of Timișoara

Elisabetin 2 Tudor Vladimirescu Drv.

Hotel Savoy

Alternative names:

The Former Constantin Purcariu Villa

Completion date:


  • Architect: Arch. Albert Kristóf-Krausz
  • Former Owner: Constantin Purcariu
  • Construction authorization: April 1, 1934
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Unlisted
  • Main arch. style International Style/Modernist
  • Current condition Very good
  • Planimetry Rectangular Complex
  • No. of levels 4
  • Current functions Hotel

On the bank of the Bega Canal, on Tudor Vladimirescu Street, there is a building characteristic for the Modern Style in Timișoara, situated in a row of interwar villas. The authorization for the building was obtained on the 1st of April 1934 by Constantin Purcariu, a well-known constructor in interwar Timișoara. The current Savoy Hotel emerged from the reconversion of the former Constantin Purcariu villa, which was designed by the famed local architect Albert Krausz, who blended morphological elements typical of modernist architecture in a complex composition that is dominated by vertical accents. The play of simple geometrical forms creates a complex shape that unfortunately does not retain the textures and renders typical of modernist architecture.

Authors of this file:

Research & text: Mihai Moldovan

Field research & mapping: Vlad Pată

Translation into English: Dragoș Nuță

Photographer: Aleksandru Grigore

Last modified: 2 years ago

Published on: 22 November 2021

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