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INTERSPAR Refurbishment / LAB5 architects

INTERSPAR Refurbishment / LAB5 architects

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár + 24

Tatabánya, Hungary
  • Architects: LAB5 architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 5000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2017
  • Photographs Photographs: Zsolt Batár
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Alucobond, Casalgrande, EQUITONE, Schuco
  • Lead Architects: Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár
  • Designers From Lab5 Architects: Ferenczi Zsófia, Tótszabó Tamás
  • Client: SPAR Magyarország Kereskedelmi Kft.
  • General Designer: MŰÉP
  • Designer Of Original Building: Invex
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© Zsolt Batár
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Text description provided by the architects. The new façade feature is one great gesture that grabs the attention from large distance, and becomes interesting coming closer in a different scale. It is shaped in a similar way as the natural openings of the caves “Szelim” located in the mountains facing the city. The Tatabánya INTERSPAR refurbished in a record time, the new façade element has to serve two functions on two levels.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

It’s a dynamic feature relevant to other recent SPARs, seen from the busy motorway from a distance, and it comes alive, hip and cool, touchable, as one gets closer to the building by walking. The façade itself works as a canopy that protects costumers from rain and sun, and also as an inviting framework, setting the image of the interior that is completely seen through the glass façade from outside, especially in the evenings.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

We chose Linea from Equitone to clad the object, as it has its minor grooves, so the whole element comes alive in the changing angle of sun, and also adds a rustic feel, that is a nice contrast to the original modern volume.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

In the interior “pathway” we added lamellas hanging in different heights, so they start low where the customer enters, and grows high in the both ends to lead you among your way. We shaped them in relevance with the style of the new façade feature. It becomes open in the interior thanks to the skylight windows, filling up the space with sunlight - just as the caves with their crashed ceilings in the neighbouring hills.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

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Address: Tatabánya, Győri út 25, 2800 Hungary

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Cite: "INTERSPAR Refurbishment / LAB5 architects" 16 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/923079/interspar-refurbishment-lab5-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884

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