Designed by A4 Studio, their design proposal for the new facade for the Budapest Vasas Sports club, one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Hungary, won the realistic dream project award in the Trimo Architectural Awards competition. The novelty of the planned façade is the plasticity of the manner in which the sports figures are represented. The basic system: the embossed ArtMe TRIMO laminated panel. Its outer appearance incorporates one single simulated gold metal surface (with varying hues of gold), a reference to the previous sports successes of the club. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The Budapest Vasas Sports club was founded in 1911 and has earned 44 Olympics gold medals and 40 Word Championship titles. They excel in fencing, athletics, soccer and basketball. Located in the green belt of Budapest, we are now planning the refurbishment of the 40-year old sports hall, the most important element of which is the replacement of the old metal casing of the façade with the TRIMO casing system.
The greatest challenge of the plan was how to transplant the ArtMe innovation into the perforated complementary casing. Outstanding athletes of the association, champions of the past and present, will grace the façade of the building. Additional elements: perforated metal sheets before the windows, complementing the ArtMe metal surface; the harmonious integration of various systems; artistic forms and shadows play across the surface. Metal comes to life.
The refurbishment gained permit in April, and at present tenders are under preparation in our office, and work will begin in the summer of 2012.
Architects: A4 Studio
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Design Team: Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
Area: 1200 m2