The city of Cluj is what we call (from the atmospheric point of view) a “circus”. Numerous forms and languages, budgets and styles, are mixed in a vibrant environment that accomodates changes easily. We tried to explore crosssections of this city in order to understand which of this processes are metabolized by the urban environment and which are still under gestation. Our methodology grew together with the field experience leading to a more concrete application of the section concept. The way in which we percieved and represented the city, through diagrams and visual materials, takes the form of a “moving sequence” of different urban millieus composing the general palimpsest of the city.