“Nobody got in the “Ion Mincu” Institute for Architecture only because he or she wasn’t admitted somewhere else” – Architect Cezar Lăzărescu
A graduate of the “Ion Mincu” Institute for Architecture and of the Design department of the Popular Arts School in Bucharest, architect Dan-Nicolae Manea is one of the best known and most valued architects within the Prahova Valley area.
His name is connected to several educational and safeguarding initiatives regarding architectural monuments, which include: the “Give one penny for Caraiman” campaign, for restoring the Heroes Monument on Caraiman Peak, the “Restitutions” program regarding the restoration of urban furniture elements from King Carol I era (the stone benches in Sinaia, Buşteni and Azuga, the fountain near Sinaia Monastery, the stone cross on Molomot), the restoration of Ion Florescu chapel and the accommodation of Alina Ştirbei park.
More than 30 years of continuous practice as board architect generally specialised in mountainous architecture, but mostly in residential programs.
Loyalty toward the customer, the contributors and the community.
With all he accomplishes, Dan-Nicolae Manea aims to promote the highest ethical and professional standards by a behaviour which simultaneously shows modesty and reputation.
HONORARY TITLES and AWARDS
Second prize at the International Contemporary Architecture for small rural sites contest, 1998
First prize at Prahova 2013 architecture Biennale, dwellings section, and nomination for interior accommodations section
First prize at BRAMAC 2009 architectural competition (new buildings and restorations).
Founding member of the Architects Order in Romania
Architects Union in Romania
Member of Urbanists Register in Romania and Architects Union in Romania
Member of Photo Artists Association in Romania
President of Rotary Club Prahova Valley between 2015 and 2016
President of the Reviva Foundation and the Architects’ House Association
Initiator of the “Salvati Sinaia” monitoring and information campaign; he wrote more than 100 weekly stories in the local media. With a relaxed style, breathing passion for preserving national values, Dan-Nicolae Manea constantly invited his readers to join him in space and time forays that changed forever the latter perspective upon the role played by Sinaia inside the European space.
ANDA Sinaia Hotel
SCHIORI Sinaia Lodge
Foişorul cu Flori Sinaia Pension
Iris Sinaia house
Bucegi and Bastion complexes in Sinaia reconversion
Internaţional Sinaia Multifunctional Conference Centre
The BCR offices in Predeal
More than 50 villas and holiday residences in Sinaia, Busteni and Predeal
Almost naturally, given his vast experience gathered as an architect concerned about the community he lives within and his passion for Sinaia and the natural beauty surrounding it, architect Dan-Nicolae Manea gathers a new title: the author of the book called “Sinaia-Oraşul Elitelor”
“Since childhood I never wanted anything else but to become an ARCHITECT, although sometimes I get the feeling I might practice any job in very good terms.”