Heritage of Timișoara

Iosefin 29 General Ion Dragalina str.

Martin Gemeinhardt Palace

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Former "Splendid" Hotel

Completion date:


  • Architect: Arch. Martin Gemeinhardt
  • Former Owner: Arch. Martin Gemeinhardt
  • Construction authorization: February 26, 1912
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Protection Area

  • Main arch. style Art Nouveau/Secession
  • Building condition Poor
  • Planimetry Rectangular Complex
  • No. of levels 4
  • Current functions Apartment Tower
    Multiple property

On the road that connects the center of the neighbourhood to the train station, close to Ștefan cel Mare Bridge, there is an imposing five storey building. Located right on the shores of Bega, the building is the work of Martin Gemeinhardt, an architect from Timișoara who was also the owner of the building.

During the Interwar Period, in the building operated Splendid Hotel, whose owner was the same Martin Gemeinhardt. The edifice was erected in the style of the 1900s, and is remarkable through the play of volumes in its facades and roof, and the treatment of the corner, of the loggias and the drawing of the roof cover.

Vintage photos

Contributors to this record:

Research & text: Mihai Moldovan, Alexandra Palconi

Fieldresearch & mapping: arh. Vlad Pată (coordonator), Dora Andrașoni (voluntar)

Translation into English: Cristina Chira

Photographer: Flavius Neamciuc

Last modified: 1 year ago

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