K201 Public Hall / Tamás Szentirmai + János Vági


Architects: Tamás Szentirmai + János Vági
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Project area: 140 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Tamás Szentirmai

© Tamás Szentirmai

The Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Budapest is situated in the historical central building of the campus. A reconstruction process started few years ago to gather all the parts of the faculty onto the same floor. The primary rooms were freed and the faculty started using it during this process. The new hall is tending to fulfill various functions among others it provides space for lectures, exhibitions, conferences, workshops.

© Tamás Szentirmai

During the work process the two dominant aspects were the historical environment and flexibility. We planned an intervention, which emphasizes and leaves the building’s historical elements, values untouched and the functions are built in an enormous piece of furniture installed in the space, which is a variable installment and which forms space at the same time. It separates a forefront, an intimate exhibition corner when open, it results a unified, one-room space when closed.

floor plan

There is a small kitchen part inside this object, a wardrobe and a storage for chairs, which during empty state functions as the background of exhibitions. Beside this furniture the hanged frame of the illuminations and the big folding shutters of the windows appear as significant element. The minimalist, homogeneous attitude, resulted by moderate use of materials is counterpointed by the cavalcade of the colorfur chairs.

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Cite: "K201 Public Hall / Tamás Szentirmai + János Vági" 04 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=132429>
  • Lee

    too bad i finished my studies at this university 2 years ago … haha