The built environment is “a living entity that does not cease to change throughout its existence.” The survival of historic buildings depends largely on their capacity to fulfil functions. Whether those for which they have been initially conceived, or discussing functional reconversions, we are witnessing an increasingly acute need for them to adapt to the demands of contemporary comfort. This article focuses on the analysis of the mechanical behaviour of Eclectic roof structures in Transylvania and on the implications a functional / spatial reconversion may have on these types of structures. The investigations will be conducted on typical, unaltered structures, although in practice it is often possible for the engineer to meet specific features, varying from case to case.
Keywords: Eclectic roof structures, interventions, refurbishment