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  7. Regional Library and Knowledge Center / Török és Balázs Építészeti Kft.

Regional Library and Knowledge Center / Török és Balázs Építészeti Kft.

  • 00:00 - 6 September, 2011
Regional Library and Knowledge Center / Török és Balázs Építészeti Kft.
Regional Library and Knowledge Center / Török és Balázs Építészeti Kft., © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky + 30

Text description provided by the architects. Pécs, a multicultural city with a rich history, was the European Capital of Culture in 2010. For the location of the new library a remote, run down, undeveloped plot was chosen. This meant the new building did not have the constraint or possibility to directly match other buildings. During the design process, I aimed to dynamically synthesize the dualities which appear in many ways. In the building a “beehive” represents the ideological center and refers to permanence. This is a place of abstract thinking: a metaphor for the freedom of knowledge and also, in reverse, for the knowledge of freedom.

© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

I see beauty in the idea that my response for a knowledge center is a building where the focus is not on concrete, permanently changing knowledge but on the possibility of thinking: in-other-words, an empty space which can be filled with the thoughts of the people in it. 

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The ground floor reception room is horizontally open, and the upper floors are, in accordance with their activities, rather introverted. The extensive “beehive”, un-functional in any common sense, connects these differently characterized spaces. In terms of forms, the inner, abstract space is analogous, archaic and organic.

© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

The spaces surrounding the “beehive” are the result of rational planning; with their flexibility they express the possibility of change. The facades are defined by the airy, white ceramic-coated glass, which represents the latest technology. The inner surface of the “beehive” is an independent work of art: The Zsolnay ceramic tiles, with their world-famous eosin coating, refer to the use of local historical characteristics. 

© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

The dual-use of material is intentional. It is important that an architectural work can be read in different ways: it should be local and international, stylish and traditional, historical and contemporary, but first of all have self-identity.

© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

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Cite: "Regional Library and Knowledge Center / Török és Balázs Építészeti Kft." 06 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/166359/regional-library-and-knowledge-center-torok-es-balazs-epiteszeti-kft/> ISSN 0719-8884
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