The Youth House was built between 1972-1978 in a modern post-war style, after the design of architects Haralambie Cocheci and Ivan Stern. The engineer Răzvan Ioan Mircea and the sculptor Peter Jecza collaborated in the construction of the building. During the socialist period, the building served as the headquarters of the Timiș Communist Youth Union and hosted concerts, theatre performances, cinema, seminars, etc.

Haralambie Cocheci and Ivan Stern were part of a group of architects of the 1960s and 1970s who carried out numerous projects, transforming Timișoara into a truly modern city. Technical director of the Timisoara Design Institute (IPROTIM), Cocheci graduated from the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in 1951, and Ivan Stern in 1968, making his mark on the city with other remarkable buildings such as the Timisoara Fashion House.

On the facade of the Youth House there were two large bas-reliefs, built in concrete by the sculptor Peter Jecza in 1975, called: Youth I and Youth II.

After the Revolution of December 1989, the "Timisoara Trial" took place in 1990 in the auditorium of the Youth House, where security officers and representatives of the Romanian Communist Party were tried in an attempt to reconstruct the events of the Timisoara Revolution.

Today, the building belongs to the Timis County Youth Foundation (FITT) and includes a spectacle room, choreography rooms, a gallery and an art studio, numerous activity rooms, a branch of the Timis County Library, a hotel and a space for outdoor cultural activities, generically called Behind the House. The performance hall, with a capacity of 404 seats, was last renovated in 2020. The building also houses the Europe Direct regional information centre, and the Youth House is currently the only youth centre in Romania to hold the Council of Europe's Quality Certificate for Youth Centres.


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