The county council Brasov, through the City Planning Service, has set Zonal Planning Surveys in order to include the localities Cristian, Harman and Sanpetru within touring ranges of cultural character. The purpose is the visit of the historical monuments and sites included into the cultural patrimony of the area - The Saxon Stronghold of Harman and the evangelic churches of Harman, Cristian and Sanpetru.
A Way to improve the History
According to the county's head architect Mihai Sarbu, the work studies the main elements from a city planning, architectural and historical point of view, the juridical regime and the present state of conservation of the constructions: "The intervention concerns the valorization of the buildings with patrimonial value, the study of a visiting touring range of the cultural area, the setting of parking area for vehicles and various stores specialized in selling local art and souvenirs, pubs, touring information points".
No valueless Additions
The buildings-monuments will recover their initial aspect by suppressing the valueless additions with negative impact on the building. The goal is to return to the initial form of the decoration, the hollows, the canopies; the materials to be used will be identical those conserved or restored by the specialists, excepting the cement coating. The renewal will follow a model built on a construction of the same kind and issued from the same period.
The fastened church of Harman is dating back from 1595, when it was rebuilt after a fire. The initial building, attested since 1290, had a 56 m tower, the biggest of Tara Barsei. The church had Romanic elements combined with forms of early gothic. The church of Sanpetru is part of one of the most advanced military European assembly. Sanpetru locality has the classic typology of Saxon villages with two parallel streets and houses lined across them. The peasant stronghold and the evangelic church of Cristian, built as Romanic basilica in the 12th century, have a fastened enclosure since before the 15th century. The villages of the area still conserve the Saxon typology of Tara Barsei and have a huge architectural, historical and environmental importance.