Barnabas Laris and Adam Vesztergom, in collaboration with Borbala Gyure, Csenge Csontos, Nora Kohalmy and Mark Antal, recently won the first prize in the Main Square of Ujpalota competition for their project, ‘Urban Meadow.’ The forum or main square of Újpalota, which is the second largest micro district of Budapest, is situated exactly in the center of this residential area, at the junction of the main roads. Most inhabitants of this housing estate cross this square day after day. This town square, however, does not have a view which is framed by public buildings. Therefore, a new community building can achieve a remarkable public function as well as a space-forming effect, simultaneously placed moderately as its volume is more solid than the ones of the commercial buildings. More images and their description after the break.
Architects: Boczkó Architects
Location: Vác, Hungary
Project Team: Zoltán Gábor Szepesi & Zsuzsanna Mohai
Landscaping: Hajlék Tervező Bt., Vácduka
Structural Engineering: Kerek és Pintér Kft, Budapest
Electrical Engineering: Dinamic Kft, Gödöllő
Building Services: Mopemedia Kft, Vác
Fire Services: Brolex Kft, Budapest
Project area: 360 sqm
Project year: 2010-2011
Photographs: Ákos Boczkó
Located at the Győr University campus, the Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Building houses interactive exhibitions from the machine and car manufacturing industry and connects to various innovative project of the university. The project is designed by ÉPÍTÉSZ STÚDIÓ of Budapest and is situated between the strict regular grid of the university buildings and the irregular natural edge of the floodplain of the river Danube. The design proposal adjusts to these juxtaposed condition to determine a building that reflects contemporary developments of the time.
More from this project after the break.
Hungary based studio Atelier Architects recently received a special mention for their Artist’s Colony Market design in a “market of the future” competition organized by Spanish architectural network Opengap. Details of the competition can be seen HERE and additional images and a description of Atelier Architects proposal can be found after the break.
Budapest’s new metro line includes ten stations and will connect South Budapest to the center city. Located on the Danube river and currently under construction, Fővám tér Station is part of the first phase of this project. Only a complex structural system could fulfil the requirements emerging from the proximity of the Danube and the given construction site. For that reason, Fővám tér Station station is composed of a cut-and-cover box and tunnels. The complexity of the structure is driven by the need for a new tunnels for the tramline and pedestrians. This new underground station will become a gateway to the historic downtown of Budapest.
Renderings, drawings, and photographs following the break.
Architects: Spora Architects Ltd
Location: Quay of River Danube, Budapest, Hungary
Lead Designers: Tibor Dékány, Sándor Finta, Ádám Hatvani, Orsolya Vadász
Project Team: Zsuzsa Balogh, Attilla Korompay, Bence Várhidi, Noémi Soltész, András Jánosi, Diána Molnár
General Design: Palatium Studió Kft
Project Area: 7,100 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky
Design studio: PLANT – Atelier Peter Kis
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Project team members: Peter Kis, Csaba Valkai, Ivett Tarr, János Sarusi Kis, Tamás Ükös, Gábor Balázsa, Gábor Divinyi, Barbora Tuckova
Client: Budapest Józsefváros Municipality
Project area: 1,218 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2007
Photographs: Zsolt Batár, Szabó Sándor MTI Foto, Dániel Németh, Joost van Beek