The Daia Village project focuses on four main aspects: 1. Restoration of facades; 2. Emergency Repairs; 3. Conservation/replacement of traditional windows; 4. Donation of materials. These goals focus on preserving a true forgotten arcadia, one with pastoral simplicity and happiness.
|The Daia village is a focal point of the Saxon villages in Southern Transylvania due to its preserved state. A highlight of which,is the bell tower. One can see the bell tower complete with its enameled tile roof from miles away. Across the street is a traditional gothic hall church, built during the 15th century, where one can still see 1447 etched into a wooden column signifying the completion year. Today the gothic hall church has cracks along the masonry, showing possibility of collapse. This is in part due to the mass exodus of the Saxons following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The population declined by nearly a million through war, deportation and resettlement. Since then, there has been a rapid deterioration of historic buildings. |
With GHF’s help and in partnership with Associata Momentum and ARTTA preserving Daia and its beautiful village life is possible. There is a site management plan in partnership with the National Institute for Heritage which will help cover Daia’s most critical needs. This is indicative of the positive changes happening within the government and helpful for our future work.