Clădirea Baroului
The Bar Association Building
  • Architecture – Secession
  • Built – 1909
  • Architect – Rimánoczy Kálmán jr.

This building is placed on the corner between Trajan Park and G. Enescu Street. It was built in the year 1909 in an interesting variant of the Secession style, according to the designs of architect Rimanóczy Kálmán junior, by construction engineer Reisinger József.

The building, with an L-shaped plan, has three levels. The long side, the one on Enescu Street, is divided by six axes, and the floors jut out spectacularly over the wall. The short side has only one vertical axis, also jutting out over the wall at the higher levels. The two sides are connected by a rounded corner which ends in a semi-dome which is covered with an enormous crest, which is designed in an interesting, artistic fashion.

The interesting thing about this variant of the Secession style is the fact that the architect leaves behind the patterns of the German Jugenstil-type Secession style. He renounces, as can be seen, the lavish ornamentation of the facades, focusing instead on the curvilinear volumes. On both facades, the massive shapes, intentionally oversized, jut out of the walls as bay windows.