Participants of XXIInd FIABCI Hungarian Prix d’Excellence




Office


Bartók yard office building


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Bartók Court Office Building II, Phase “A”

1115 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 105-113.

 

Candidate: A-Híd Plc.

Investor: IB Irodaház Ltd.

Designer: Építész Stúdió K, Zsolt Félix designer

Contractor: A-Híd Plc.

 

Bartók Court Office Building II is the latest building of the Bartók Court Office Park. In the first phase of the three-phase office complex, a nearly 5,300 m2 large, two-storey underground garage and an 8,700 m2 large, six-storey office building were completed.

 

The building has natural light sources and is decorated with art installations. It is eco-friendly, sustainable, and has a flexible interior design, which can be divided into four parts. The entire office space had been rented out before the completion of the construction.

 

The glass surfaces appear in the form of coloured curtain walls and perforated window structures on the façades. A homage to Béla Bartók was a key investor goal. The work of the composer is reflected in the details of the façade design and the elements of the interior design.

Lokomotív house


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Lokomotive House

1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 187–189.

 

Candidate: Buildton Ltd.

Contractor: Buildton Ltd.

Designer: MCXVI Építészműterem Ltd.

Contractor: Dömper Kft.

Operator: Operator-Estate Ltd.


The Locomotive House, named after the abandoned railway sidings next to the buildings, entered the world of office buildings in 2016. The surroundings gave rise to the idea of placing the withdrawn steam locomotive No. 376-450 and a carriage in the yard, which became the symbol of the House.


The building found on the corner of Budafoki Road and Galvani Street had several functions since its construction between 1939 and 1942. Its first owner operated it as a coffee roasting plant, later known as the Csemege Confectionery Company, which produced delicious chocolates. Subsequently, it was operated as an office complex, under the name Elba House.


In 2016, the property was taken over by a new proprietor, and major changes were made to it. The building underwent a complete renovation: the insulation of the façade, the replacement of doors, windows, utilities, and the entire engineering, elevator modernization, landscaping, new paving, renovation of water blocks, and even energy-efficient air-conditioning. Furthermore, building “B” received an automatic shading system to serve comfort.

Markó office building


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Markó Offices 9

1055 Budapest, Markó utca 9.

 

Candidate: Bonemo Ltd.

Investor: Bonemo Ltd.

Designer: DPI-Design Ltd., Miklós Dombi and Tamás Pintér

Contractor: Dömper Ltd.

Operator: Operator-Estate Ltd.

 

The building of the former transformer house in the 5th District is today protected as a monument due to its outstanding architecture. It was erected in the highly prestigious and densely populated quarter of the city in 1930. It is surrounded by administrative, public, and commercial institutions, in the vicinity of the Parliament Building, in the heart of the city centre. The ground floor used to house a bank branch, so there is also a state-of-the-art safe in the building.

 

A special feature of the building is that it has large glass windows opening to the outside. It also has a roof terrace decorated with green cassettes and a greenhouse on the fourth floor. The five-storey Art Deco-style office building has varied spaces, which are divided by an internal gallery on two floors. Different heights of theceiling and natural light sources enhance the playfulness of the space.

 

The building is located next to a street of Budapest full of antique stores, art galleries, and handicraft shops (Falk Miksa Street), in a cozy and attractive environment (Kossuth Lajos Square, Jászai Mari Square).

Hexagon office building


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Hexagon Offices Building Complex

400495 Cluj-Napoca, Calea Turzii 178K, Cluj, Romania

 

Candidate: Hexagon Offices Ltd.

Investor: Hexagon Offices Ltd.

Designer: Arhimar Serv Ltd.

Contractor: Kész Constructii Romania Ltd.

 

 

The KÉSZ Group has been present in Cluj-Napoca since 2001, where, as a continuation of a hospital project started in 2011 and halted in 2014, it had completed an iconic building worthy of the city by the autumn of 2019. The construction took twenty-one months.

 

The 25,000 m2 large, “A” category Hexagon Offices Building Complex with BREEAM Excellent certification, is located by one of the busiest routes in the city, close to the downtown, the train station, as well as the Cluj-Napoca International Airport. With its impressive size and outstanding facilities, it rightly applies for an emblematic role in the city’s business life. In addition to the vast office spaces, it awaits its rentees with 416 parking lots, bicycle storage racks, an e-charging station, state-of-the-art engineering equipment, spacious outdoor terraces, and many other facilities.

Corvin Technology park


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Corvin Technology Park


Candidate: Futureal-Group
Investor: OTP
Designer: 3H Építésziroda
Contractor: Pedrano Construction Hungary Építőipari Ltd.


With Corvin Technology Park, worth over EUR 100 million, the total leasable area of Corvin
Offices situated in one of the most frequented parts of Budapest has risen to 100,000 m 2 . The
futuristic office complex is found in the eastern block of the Corvin district, opposite Nokia
Skypark. The “A” category office building is designed and operated according to the WELL
Building Standard certification, which has a positive impact on the health and well-being of
employees working here. In addition, the quality of the building is guaranteed by the
BREEAM certificate. The design of the office building equally fits the office buildings
previously erected along the promenade and exhibits unique characters. The first block of the
building with a ground floor of 14,000 m 2 became the property of the OTP PRIME Real
Estate Investment Fund, followed by the second block with a leasable ground floor of 13,000
m 2 .

Advance Tower


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Advance Tower 1-2


Candidate: Futureal Management Ltd.
Investor: Erste Asset Management
Designer: Paulinyi & Partners
Contractor: Pedrano Construction Hungary Ltd.


Advance Towers was the first WELL pre-qualified office building to change owners in the
domestic market. APEX and KPMG Global Services, as well as Thermo Fisher Scientific, the
world’s leading company in the service of science, are among the prominent tenants of the
building complex. Advance Tower 1 covers 12,100 m 2 and Advance Tower 2 covers 7,800
m 2 . Both phases of this BREEAM-certified complex have been designed in accordance with
the WELL Building Standard in order to have a positive impact on the health and well-being
of employees working here. The complex awaits its tenants with a rooftop garden offering
1,200 m 2 of green space, a multi-storey courtyard, communal areas, a homely atmosphere, and
many other facilities.

Residential


Metrodomb Panorama


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Metrodom Panoráma Residential Park

1046 Budapest, Wolfner utca 6.

 

 

Candidate: Metrodom Építő Ltd. and Hajnal Építész Iroda Ltd.

Investor: Metrodom Invest Ltd.

Designer: Hajnal Építész Iroda Ltd.

Contractor: Metrodom Építő Ltd.

 

This extraordinary building complex involving four buildings has been developed with unique space design. With its iconic green façades, energy-efficient, and smart home solutions, it represents a high level of technology and quality. The buildings surround a new urban space closed to car traffic. The dark and light-coloured balconies alternate rhythmically by two storeys on the façade covered with elegant white equitone material. More than 200 trees and 4 km of plant boxes have been placed on the special green façades of the buildings.

 

The buildings have a representative, sophisticated lobby. There are also concierge services and communal areas for the residents. In addition to its 632 apartments, the modern building complex rising towards the sky also includes offices, catering, and service units. The largest apartments with a panoramic view of the Danube are found on the 15th – 17th floors of the taller buildings.

DTP condominium


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Duna Terasz Premium dwelling house

1138 Budapest, Sólyatér u. 4.

 

Candidate: D&B Real-Estate Investment Ltd.

Investor: D&B Real-Estate Investment Ltd.

Designer: Bálint és Társa Építészek Irodája Ltd., Imre Bálint DLA

Contractor: Colas-Bayer Konsortium

 

The 322-apartment building was erected in the 13th district of Budapest, in the rust zone along the River Danube near the FOKA bay. Located on a nearly one-acre site, the west and east wings of the U-shaped building facing south stretch southwards offering large terraces for the largest homes. Between them, on the north side of the plot, a tower building was erected, connecting the wings with a bridge. In the middle of the plot, there is a spacious garden and a playground. There are shops along Sólyatér Street forming the pedestrian axis of the area. At the top of the buildings, all the free space is occupied by the solar panels that supply the community with electricity. The Investor built the necessary utilities, roads, and promenade at their own expense. All apartments have been sold before the construction was completed.

Kőér street condominium


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Kőér köz 1. Condiminium


1103 Budapest, Kőér köz 29.
Candidate: Óhegy-Kelemen Ltd.
Investor: Hajdú János – Óhegy-Kelemen Ltd.
Designer: architect studio, Tamás Fialovszky, Gergely Kenéz, Tamás Ábrahám
Contractor: János Hajdú– Óhegy-Kelemen Ltd.
Operator: János Hajdú – Óhegy-Kelemen Ltd.


The condominium divided into two units was erected on a flat terrain bounded on three sides by
high walls, in an area between the Kőbánya Reservoir and Dausz Gyula Park. The building of
moderate scale and a tiered division was designed with spacious terraces and roof gardens on its
flat roofs.


The white building mass is complemented by green surfaces of trees around the entrance, the
loggias, and the terraces. The condominium has a front garden, an elevated courtyard, and multi-
storey gardens on the flat roofs, and is surrounded by groves. The investor and contractor János
Hajdú planned the condominium with fine details in close cooperation with the designers, all the
apartments of which had been sold before the completion of the construction.

Elysium Condominium


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Elysium Condominium

 

Candidate: RED Real Ltd.

Investor: Rózsadomb Panoráma Ltd.

Designer: CÉH Plc.

Contractor: Market Építő Plc.

 

Due to the building of the Elysium Condominium and the demolition of the concrete torso of the former “SZOT üdülő” hotel, the most striking blot on the townscape of inner Budapest, has finally disappeared. Taking advantage of the proximity of the historical city centre and the features of the terrain, each of the apartments in the Elysium Condominium has a large terrace facing the River Danube, which offer a breath-taking panoramic view of the Danube, the Parliament Building, and the Buda Castle District.

 

The development concept Elysium was formed around three basic principles: offering the highest standards of quality and interior design solutions, meeting and satisfying individual requirements to the maximum, as well as maintaining the privacy and intimacy of its residents. The environment offered by the park with old trees over more than two hectares, as well as five-star hotel style in-house amenities represent a unique, outstanding quality even by international comparison. During the construction of Elysium, refined elegance and sustainable harmony were the number one guiding principles, both in the implementation and the integration of the building into its natural environment

Corvin Atrium by Cordia


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Corvin Átrium I–II.

 

Candidate: Cordia Management Ltd.

Investor:

Corvin Átrium I.: CORDIA Development 1. Ingatlanfejlesztő Zártkörű Alap

Corvin Átrium I.: CORDIA GLOBAL Ingatlanfejlesztő Zártkörű Esernyőalap – Cordia Global 2. Ingatlanfejlesztő Részalap

Designer: Hajnal Építész Iroda Ltd.

Contractor: Pedrano Construction Hungary Építőipari Ltd.

 

The two phases of the Corvin Átrium comprise 262 and 270 apartments with terraces or garden access. The convenience of residents is served by an underground garage, a landscaped garden, and smart-home design. It is a special architectural feature of the complex that the natural environment is raised above the street level, and the green surface and the inner garden appear as integral elements of the building. The exclusive apartments on the top floor with panoramic views face the Gellért Hill and the Statue of Liberty.

 

Both phases of the Átrium were built within the framework of the rehabilitation project of the Corvin Promenade, which has been the largest change in the inner districts of Budapest since the establishment of Andrássy Avenue (1871–1876). Corvin Átrium won the first prize in the 12th Hungarian Real Estate Award Competition and the FIBACI World Prix d’Excelence International Competition. Furthermore, it received the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Award for Excellence in 2014.

Rózsa 55 by Cordia


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Rózsa 55

 

Candidate: Cordia Management Ltd.

Investor: Cordia Global Ingatlanfejlesztő Zártkörű Esernyőalap – Cordia Global 4. Ingatlanfejlesztő Részalap

Designer: Gábor & Svejkovszky Építésziroda LP.

Contractor: Pedrano Construction Hungary Építőipari Ltd.

 

The Rózsa 55 residential house is located in the so-called Diplomatanegyed of Budapest, close to Városliget and the elegant Andrássy Avenue that is on the World Heritage List. Rózsa 55 is a neat building fitting in the surrounding streets, yet with a modern, unique character. It houses a total of 157 smart homes on eight floors, each with a terrace or garden connection. There is also an underground garage, a landscaped garden, and a green roof garden for the convenience of the residents.

 

The building offers livable housing of equal value for all generations. On the inside, there are apartments overlooking a green area, away from the bustle of the city.

 

A harmonious building fitting into the cityscape both from the street and from the air was created. The design of the extensive green roof was equally motivated by the sight and the achievement of appropriate humidity in the summer period.

Hotel


Meininger hotel


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Meininger Hotels – Greal Market Hall

1093 Budapest, Csarnok tér 2.

 

Candidate: Swietelsky Hungary Ltd.

Investor: Bedori Investment Ltd.

Designer: Vadász és Társai Építőművész Ltd., Bence Vadász DLA and Zoltán Miklós architects

Contractor: Swietelsky Hungary Ltd.

 

The site is an exciting, much frequented point of the city centre, in the proximity of the River Danube and the universities. It occupies a small triangular area next to the Great Market Hall. It is adjacent to the ELMŰ building erected of clinker bricks.

 

The U-shaped floor-plan and the internal atrium design make possible the functional and economical operation of the building.

 

The unique, freely shaped, sculptural appearance of the exterior of the building is an exciting architectural response to the diverse, highly eclectic architectural surrounding of Csarnok Square.

 

Its façade is far from being flat and monotonous lacking depth. The use of curved, soft elements instead of rectangular, rigid shapes, the emphatic design of the corners, and the free-swinging ribbons associated with the undulating River Danube define the picture. On the other hand, the building is strongly connected to the place and its designer. It is a personal “matter”, unique and unrepeatable. It is only possible here and now.

Paris Yard Hotel


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Rekonstruction of the Párisi Udvar five-star hotel

1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 10.

 

Candidate: Párizs Property Ltd.

Investor: Párizs Property Ltd.

Designer: Archi-kon Ltd.

Architecture: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Ádám Pásztor, Kriszta T. Major, Miklós Batta

Architects: Gergely Bognár, Bernadett Bóday-Bagó, Éva Nahoczki, Jakab Urbán, Bence Várhidi

Interior design: Kroki Stúdió, András Göde, Balázs Kéry

Blue Sky Hospitality, Chebaane Henry

Contractor: Market Plc.

 

The reason for the reconstruction of monuments that partly exist as residential buildings is often a change of function. The new owners of Párisi Udvar wanted to transform the building into a representative, five-star luxury hotel worthy of its legacy. They wanted to establish shops on the ground floor and mezzanine floor connected to the public space and following traditions. On the upper floors, the apartments and offices have been replaced by hotel rooms. The objective was to build the most exclusive residence in Budapest on the unfinished flat roof.

Prónay Castel Hotel


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Prónay Castle

2617 Alsópetény, Petőfi u. 52.

 

Candidate: P92 Prónay Castle Ltd.

Investor: P92 Prónay Castle Ltd.

Designer: I. Árkád Marillai-Szabó Építésziroda Ltd.., II. Terv-Ház-Lakástervezői Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató LP.

Heritage research and implementation concept: Dr. József Laszlovszky, archaeologist, historian, heritage expert

Architectural and monument research: Dr. Lajos Bozóki, art historian

Contractor: Boltív-Bau Ltd., VIV Zrt., Linters Ltd.

 

The goal of the real estate development was to create an exclusive event venue. During the development, the eighteenth-century building complex was renovated, while retaining and restoring its original function. It was then complemented with new, modern buildings meeting twenty-first-century requirements yet in complete harmony with the old buildings. The aim was to make the fully renovated monument complex, complemented with modern elements, a venue for weddings, family and friend gatherings, as well as training courses, conferences, professional and cultural events. It offers a peaceful atmosphere reminiscent of the past as well as the maximum comfort of guests from Hungary and abroad alike.

 

Located in the western part of County Nógrád, at the foot of the Cserhát Hill, in a distance of a fourty-minute-drive from Budapest and less than a one-hour-drive from Ferihegy International Airport, the event venue offers gap-filling services in the region.

Treehouses Hotel, Noszvaj


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Treehouses Noszvaj

 

Candidate: Arkt Építész Stúdió Ltd.

Investor: Péter Maliga, Enikő Anna Maliga

Designer: Gábor Fábián DLA, Dénes Fajcsák

Contractor: Patrik Juhász, Dominik Stregova

 

The touristic importance of Noszvaj, located at the foot of the Bükk Hills, has greatly increased in recent years. The appearance of new types of accommodation, the Treehouses Noszvaj, played an important role in this. After conscious market research, the goal was to erect buildings with a unique and unusual character. The extraordinary appearance of the units built in the first phase was created by their being raised on posts. In addition to the elevation of the buildings, the most important objective was to offer a close-to-nature experience, to integrate the houses into the landscape with minimal environmental intervention. This is served by the smallest possible cubature, both in terms of floor plan and building design, as well as the choice of materials. Following the success of the first phase, the operators of the resort decided on expansion: further treehouses were built in a similar spirit but in a different form. The new spatial system of the second phase was defined by the idea of a forest lookout tower: this is how the tower, differing from the usual cabins, came into being. The vertically strung functions enlarge the space experience and make the residents move among the canopy of the trees.

Economy-Industry


REHAU


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Rehau production hall

 

Candidate: Rehau Automotive Ltd., Strabag Plc. Óbuda Group

Investor: Rehau Automotive Ltd.

Designer: Óbuda Építész Stúdió Ltd., Márta Ilona Darabos, Ákos Dobrányi

Contractor: Strabag-MML Ltd.

Executor: Óbuda-Újlak Plc.

 

 

The automotive division of the company Rehau (REHAU-Automotive Ltd.) has entered into successful supplier contracts with Central and Eastern European production bases, so it has become necessary to establish a new complex production site in the region. As the technology is complex and stern, the objective was to start a greenfield investment. The function of the building complex planned to be built in Újhartyán is an injection moulding and varnishing plant, with assembly and logistics functions serving it, as well as an office building and gates.

Tállya Vinery


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Tokaj – Winery of the Community Winemaking Infrastructure Centre, Tállya


Candidate: Swietelsky Hungary Ltd.
Investor: Tokaj Community Winemaking Inftastructure Centre Nonprofit Ltd.
Designer: Axis Építésziroda Ltd.
Contractor: Swietelsky Hungary Ltd.


The architectural concept of the building was focused on the appropriate, linear, intersection-
free placement of the production line, following the terrain of the site, multi-point
accessibility, the harmony of internal function and external look, as well as a design that fits
the cultural landscape under World Heritage Protection. The building has several functions
related to complex grape processing and winemaking at the service of wine producers in the
Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region. The three accentuated, tiled architectural blocks of great height
are connected by lower buildings with slightly sloping roofs, which also continue to the sides
of the building. The building comprises a press room, a tank room, a bottled wine store, and
service office rooms.

Győr Gönyű Port


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The Infrastructural Development of the Győr–Gönyű National Public Port

Candidate: A-Híd Ltd.

Investor: Directorate of North-Transdanubian Water Maganement

Designer: SBS-KOMIR Mérnöki Szolgáltató Ltd., András Benedek

Contractor: Kikötő Consortium


The aim of the infrastructure development of the Győr–Gönyű National Public Port is to facilitate the connection of national and regional road, rail, water, and air transport routes.

 

An important element of the development is the operating building of the H4 service station, which is also equipped with a heat-pump cooling and heating system, a photovoltaic system, and represents a real twenty-first century design in its appearance.

 

With the environmentally significant green terminal, where ships discharge their oily bilge water, sewage, and other waste, the Hungarian section of the River Danube has become fully covered.

Education


Milestone student hostel


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Milestone Budapest 01 dormitory development


Candidate: Swietelsky Hungary Ltd.
Investor: GRISU Ltd.
Property Developer: Forestay Group
Designer: Avant-Garde Építész Stúdió
Contractor: Swietelsky Hungary Ltd.


The facility, handed over in the rehabilitation zone of the 9 th district of Budapest in March
2018, is the first privately developed and operated dormitory in Hungary. The clean white
building blends well with the image of the area. Due to its modern and practical design, it fits
well in the real estate development concept of the rehabilitated district. The premium-class
student hostel offering accommodation for Hungarian and foreign students in its 418 rooms
was established as an investment of the GRISU Ltd., through the renovation and expansion of
an abandoned, former industrial building on a net floor area of 12,300 m 2 . The existing
building has been expanded with a new ground floor plus 6-storey wing, communal spaces on
the lower floors, a roof terrace on the 5 th floor, as well as a park and a public promenade inside
the block. The facility, located in a frequented part of the city, has received an ÖGNI Gold
sustainability certificate.

Zangla Solar School India


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Zangla Solar School


Zangla, the Himalayas, India
Candidate: Archi-kon Ltd.
Investor: Csoma’s Room Foundation


Designer: Archi-kon Ltd., Csoma’s Room Foundation, Balázs Irimiás, Dániel Déri, Ágnes
Kádár, Bence Várhidi, Bulcsú Szabó, Bence Dobos, Ágnes Tőrös, Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus
Contractor: Csoma’s Room Foundation


In Zangla, found in the Indian Himalayas, one of the most inaccessible regions in the world,
the long winter period isolates the entire region from the outside world, as the passes become
impassable from October to April. At altitudes around 4,000 metres, schools are also forced to
take long winter breaks due to a lack of fuel. The climate of the region is Alpine, dry, and
sunny. The farming season is very short, water from the melting of glaciers is used for
irrigation, and the labour of children is also needed for intensive agriculture. The short
agricultural season coincides with the most suitable period for learning in summer. The
solution could be a solar school that also makes education possible in winter.


At the commission of Csoma’s Room Foundation, which restores the Zangla Royal Palace,
we designed the Zangla Solar School in collaboration with them. The aim was to create
classrooms for winter education so that a building made with local materials and technology
can be heated with the natural energy of the sun.

Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Campus Development


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Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Campus Development - Establishment of Creative Innovation Centre and Knowledge Park 1121 Budapest, Zugligeti út 9–25. Bidder: BFK Budapest Development Agency Nonprofit Ltd. Responsible: Tamás Mihály Door, Deputy CEO Investor: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Responsibles: József Fülöp DLA, Rector Dr. Zsombor Nagy, Chancellor Designers: Phases 1 and 2 - Technology Park (MOME ONE and MOME TWO) CET Budapest Kft. Responsible: Zsófia Csomay architect, designer and Tamás Németh architect, lead designer Phase 3 - Academic buildings: Knowledge Centre (UP), Heart (GROUND), MOME MASTER, MOME BASE, Villa Sans Souci (Gond-űző) and park grounds around the campus 3h Építésziroda Kft. Responsible: Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther lead designers Contractors: Phase 1: Campus Development Technology Park (MOME ONE) M-Z-A Consortium Lead company: Market Zrt. Responsible: Sándor Scheer CEO Phase 2: Campus Development Technology Park (MOME TWO) Market Építő Zrt. Responsible: Sándor Scheer CEO Phase 3: Academic buildings: Knowledge Centre (UP), Heart (GROUND), MOME MASTER, MOME BASE, Villa Sans Souci (Gond-űző) and park grounds around the campus Market Építő Zrt. and Vilati Szerelő Zrt. Responsible: Sándor Scheer CEO In order that world-class design education can be provided in Budapest and creative industry can become one of Hungary’s priority sectors, in 2014 the Government of Hungary decided on the development of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME). The construction of this 21st century campus was fully government-funded. MOME continues Hungarian design traditions and at the same time is a globally competitive university. The new campus is the flagship of Hungarian creative industry, a unique institution in Central Europe. The new MOME campus encompassing 25,000 m2 of buildings and 15,000 m2 of public park grounds not only serve the purposes of the university but the park is also open to the public and provides recreational opportunities for local residents. As a result of the development the number of workshops has been doubled, students’ space have been tripled, exhibition areas have been increased fivefold, while research and innovation areas furnished with state-of-the-art technology have been increased tenfold at the campus.

Vizafogó kindergarten


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Reconstruction of the 13th Distict Vizafogó Kindergarten

1138 Budapest, Vizafogó sétány 4.

 

Candidate: Municipality of the 13th District of Budapest

Proprietor: Municipality of the 13th District of Budapest

Investor: 13th District Public Service Operator Plc.

Desiger: Archi-Kon Építészeti Tervező-Szervező Ltd., Csaba Nagy and Károly Pólus

Contractor: Prím Építő Ltd.

Operator: United Kindergartens of the Municipality of the 13th District of Budapest

 

The Kindergarten of the Vizafogó Housing Estate in the 13th District of Budapest was erected in the last phase of the panel building programme. Its outdated structures and narrow spaces did not meet modern legal requirements, so the Municipality decided to modernize and enlarge the building. In addition to maintaining and modernizing the existing kindergarten, the new building received a completely new, transformed, uniform character due to its expansion. The covered, open, and transitional spaces of the building counterpoint the closed, rigid severeness of the blocks of flats around.

 

The special, state-of-the-art interiors have been designed to help children catch up. At the same time, they foster their creativity and protect their health. Due to the transformation and expansion of the kindergarten, the space available for children has been increased, and the homely environment emanates calmness.

Pécs Sankt Mór Catholic Kindrgarten


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Szent Mór Catholic Kindergarten of Pécs

7621 Pécs Káptalan utca 3/A

 

Candidate: Cserkúti Generál Ltd.

Investor: Diocese of Pécs

Designer: Koller and Partner Ltd., József Koller and László Csatai

Contractor: Cserkúti Generál Ltd.

Operator: Szent Mór Catholic Kindergarten, Primary School, Elementary School of Art and Secondary Grammar School

 

The aim of the Catholic Diocese of Pécs was to establish a new and modern kindergarten in the historical centre of Pécs, in the immediate vicinity of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

The site of the building – like most of the inner areas of Pécs – has been structured in superimposed layers over the past 2,000 years. As these layers were transformed, built-in, or rebuilt, new values have been created on them and with them. In the spatial structure, the urban fabric preserved to the present age with the reconstructed superstructures and walls, there is still some wonderful vibe inherited from the past.This part of the Inner City has a built environment that fills us with admiration, humility, and respect.

 

In the previous centuries, the site of the development was not built-in. It served as a garden to the prebend’s house in Janus Pannonius Street. The new building was meant to continue the fabric of the extant architectural environment, fitting in the neighbourhood “as if it had always been there”. At the same time, it was supposed to demonstrate that a modern establishment erected in the modern era stands here.

Budakeszi school


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Budakeszi Primary School

2092 Budakeszi, Árpád fejedelem tér, plot No..: 2306/65

 

Investor: National Sports Centres

Designer: Triskell Épülettervező Ltd.

Contractor: Épkar Plc. – Zeron Plc. Consortium

 

The concept of the real estate development was to work out a construction programme for a building that not only fulfills the needs of education but also those of public culture in Budakeszi. The objective was to construct a building complex that would be suitable for urban sports events, recreation, as well as weddings and cultural events. The outcome is an architectural mass with four wings erected around a closed yard – connected to the outer courtyard by two passages – covered with roofs along the longitudinal axis of the wings, and having passages and entrances at the joining points. The walls around the central courtyard are made up of elements of urban space: an arcade (a gym), a passage, and a three-storey enlarged porch. The exterior and interior spaces have been connected and the mass of the building has been divided up. The Alma Mater is a truly unique world.

School of Zugliget


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Zugliget Primary School (upper grades)

Budapest, District 12

 

Candidate: Hegyvidék Municipality, 12th District of Budapest

Investor: Hegyvidék Municipality, 12th District of Budapest

Designer: PANNONTERV Ltd.

Contractor: Archibona Ltd.

 

The new building of the upper grades of Zugliget Primary School is the result of a development concept that has created a new value by combining the needs to expand the 127-year-old school and renovate the former leisure, recreation, and entertainment district. Keeping in mind the preservation of environmental conditions and architectural heritage, the Hegyvidék Municipality established an educational institution with a unique natural environment and built heritage, which, at the same time, meets today’s requirements. The dilapidated building of the former Fácán Restaurant under monument protection was conserved, renovated, and expanded, and an adjacent building was constructed. Following the demolition of structures that did not belong there, the protected building was renovated and rebuilt, a new wing was erected, and a sports field was established. During the landscaping, a new parking area was developed for cars. The road junction and bus stop outside the school were also redesigned for safe transport. The new public space thus formed was named Fácános Square after public votes.

Sport- recreation


Pesterzsébet swimming pool


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Pesterzsébet Iodine-Salt Baths and Spa


1203 Budapest, Vizisport utca 2.
Candidate: Archi-kon Ltd.
Investor: Budapest Spas and Hot Springs Plc.
Desiger: Archi-kon Ltd.; Architecture, interior design: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Bence
László Dobos, Zsolt Nagy; Partner architects: Ágnes Tőrös, Éva Nahoczki, András Botos,
Betti Bóday-Bagó, Diana Chvalla
Operator: E-Builder Ltd.


The Pesterzsébet Baths and Spa were established in the 1950s with a Turkish baths-type unit
and outdoor pools used only in the summer. The building degraded heavily over time, and the
outdoor pools could not operate profitably due to the short season. The pools were closed in
2001 and the spa in 2005. The condition of the building worsened even further, and it was
almost ready to be demolished when the planning of the renovation began. The main building
received protection, mainly due to its importance preserved in local memory.


The objective of the real estate development was to expand the existing spa building and
transform it into a year-round health spa and water park, and to renovate the outdoor areas, as
well. The spa and baths that are now open all year round went through a significant expansion
of capacity and functions to the pleasure of the local public and can therefore operate now
profitably and sustainably.

Puskás Arena


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Puskás Arena

1146 Budapest, Istvánmezei út 3–5., Hungary

 

Bidder:

Budapest Development Agency Nonprofit Ltd.

Responsible: Tamás Mihály Door, Deputy CEO

 

Investor:

National Sport Centres
Responsible: Norbert Kovács, Director-General

 

Designer:

KÖZTI - Középülettervező Zrt.

Responsible: György Skardelli, Lead Designer

 

Contractor:

Magyar Építő Zrt.

Responsible: Zoltán Szikszai, CEO

 

ZÁÉV Építőipari Zrt.

Responsible: József Dormán, CEO

 

Opened in 1953, the People’s Stadium (Népstadion) has become a cherished memory in the minds of visitors as the venue of numerous football games, athletics events, and unforgettable concerts. In 2002 the stadium was named for world-famous Hungarian football player Ferenc Puskás.

 

Six decades after its opening the building was in a state of disrepair and was no longer suitable to host international events.

 

Since 2011 the Hungarian Government has made several decisions to facilitate the construction of a large-capacity football stadium that meets the requirements of the highest UEFA category but at the same time keeps the architectural values of the iconic old building.

 

The result is Central Europe’s largest, most state-of-the-art multi-purpose experience arena with the ability to host high-profile sporting events and concerts. The new stadium will host UEFA Super Cup in 2020, four UEFA EURO 2020 matches in 2021 and UEFA Europa League final in 2023. Puskás Arena will also be a special venue for conferences and other business events.

Gyarmati Dezső swimming pool


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Gyarmati Dezső Swimming Pool

1029 Budapest, Máriaremetei út 224.

 

Candidate: A-Híd Plc.

Investor: II. Kerületi Nonprofit Ltd.

Designer: Tecton Építészmérnöki és Tanácsodó Ltd., Tamás Ükös architect

Contractor: A-Híd Plc.

 

In the monumental space below the curved steel canopy structure spanning 47.6 m, there is a 50×25 m, ten-track racing pool that meets the FINA requirements and can be separated into two 25×25 m pool areas by a mobile bridge. The building also has a 10×20 m swimming pool of varying depths for training, two fitness rooms, and a buffet. From the spacious lobby, through a huge glass wall opening to the racing pool, visitors can see all the way to the back yard. The swimming pool also has a 21×33.3 m outdoor swimming pool suitable for water polo matches, which can be covered in winter.

Cultural


Makó Bibliothek


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Construction of the József Attila City Library and the rehabilitation of its surroundings

 

Candidate: Municipality of Makó

Investor: Municipality of Makó

Designer (library): Makona Építész Tervező és Vállalkozó Ltd., † Imre Makovecz DLA Kossuth and Ybl Prize-winning architect, Judit Gerencsér Szente-Vargáné Ybl Prize-winning architect

Tervező (public space): Sáros és Társa Építésziroda PL., György Sáros László DLA Ybl Prize-winning architect

Contractor: Építészmester Tervező és Kivitelező Plc.

 

In 2006, Imre Makovecz prepared a sketch plan for the reconstruction and expansion of the Makó City Library regained in 1972. The design was necessitated by the out-of-date functional and structural characters of the building. Furthermore, it fit in the settlement development concept of Makó, which was based on the master's work to a large extent. It took almost ten years to implement the sketch plans. In 2015, the government decision on the management of Imre Makovecz's oeuvre provided funding for the construction of the building and the rehabilitation of the entire street. This unique opportunity brought to success not only the cultural, touristic, and urban image aspirations of Makó, but the careful planning –architecturally connecting the renovated urban marketplace in a different development with Széchenyi Square (where formerly the market was found) and Csanád vezér Square (where previously the town’s main cultural buildings stood) – also contributed to the rehabilitation of the historic downtown, which underwent many changes during the decades of Socialism.

Várkapitány house


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Monument Restoration of the Castellan’s Dwelling in Gödöllő
2100 Gödöllő, Szabadság út 2.


Candidate: Municipality of Gödöllő
Investor: Municipality of Gödöllő
Designer: general designer: KIMA Studio Ltd.; architecture planning: Gábor Kruppa; partner
architects: Tamás Merkel, Piroska Rónai; structural engineering: László Besey;
mechanic engineering: Dániel Komáromi; electricity: János Petkovics; monument
investigations: Dr. Péter Rostás, Tamás Balázsik; restoration investigations: József
Lángi, Györgyi B. Juhász
Contractor: Belvárosi Építő Ltd.

 

The development was aimed the complete restoration and technical renovation of the
Castellan’s Dwelling (Várkapitányi Lak) in Gödöllő, as well as its utilization as a cultural and
event venue. The building belonging to the former estate of the Gödöllő Castle is under
national monument protection and makes a highly important element of the townscape.
The ruinous building standing in the foreground of the royal castle was bought by the
Municipality of Gödöllő in 2010. It was almost a shameful monument of the city and was in the focus of interest of the local community, so the building under restoration could be visited
by the public on several occasions. The beautifully rebuilt monument that revived after the
nine-year restoration became suitable for raising public awareness, as it reflects the
importance of rescuing our built heritage.


The restoration of the building of the Castellan’s Dwelling, renewed both inside and outside,
was fundamentally funded by the Municipality of Gödöllő. The building can now be used for
many various purposes and is open to the general public all year round. The city expects that
it will even have an impact on the wider physical and social space as well.

Millennium House


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Millennium House

1146 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 1.

 

Candidate: Városliget Plc.

Investor: Városliget Plc.

Designer: Archi-kon Ltd., Architecture: Krisztina T. Major, Botond Benedek, Long Yining, Csaba Nagy, interior design of the restaurant area Károly Pólus – interior design of the exhibition area Miklós Kiss – Dániel Taraczky

Contractor: Épkar Plc.

 

Within the framework of the investment Liget Budapest, the goal of the project was to completely renovate the highly amortised Olof Palme House that had been vacant for a long time and to give it new functions. The reconstructed building comprises a restaurant and an event house, as well as an exhibition on the history of Városliget. After the reconstruction, the building was reborn as the House of the Millennium.

Bölcs Vár (Clever House)


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Bölcs Castle


Candidate: Magyar Építő Plc.
Investor: MNB Alapítvány (predecessor: PADS Alapítvány)
Designer: Hetedik Műterem Ltd., Levente Szabó DLA
Contractor: Magyar Építő Plc.


The building of the Old Buda Town Hall is located in Úri Street in the centre of the Castle
District, near Szentháromság (Trinity) Square – one of the oldest and most beautiful
squares in Budapest surrounding Matthias Church.


The more than 800-year-old iconic building called Bölcs Castle has become one of the
most thoroughly excavated monumental buildings in the country after the extensive
monument rescue and reconstruction work.


Thanks to the revived community spaces, new features were added to the building. The
“House of Knowledge” houses community and doctoral programmes, research work,
cultural, educational, and thematic events, as well as professional workshops. It offers a
wide range of programmes for adults and young children, alike.

 

In recent years, the renovated building of the Old Town Hall has become a centre of
scientific, diplomatic, cultural, and high-level protocol events in the heart of the Buda
Castle District.

Special facilities


Liszt F. Aeroport extension of term. 2A


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The New Passenger Pier of Terminal 2A at Liszt Ferenc International Airport

1185 Budapest, BUD International Airport

 

 

Candidate: DVM group
Investor, owner, operator Budapest Airport Plc.

Building design: Lean Tech Mérnökiroda Ltd.

Building execution: Market Építő Plc.

Interior design: DVM group

Interior execution: DVM group

 

 

Terminal 2A of Liszt Ferenc International Airport – celebrating its 70th birthday this year – connects Hungary with 26 countries of the Schengen Area. Between 2013 and 2020 passenger traffic of these European destinations and the logistics needs of low-cost carriers were temporarily accommodated by a light structured industrial hall and a covered outdoor corridor leading to it.

 

In the framework of a 2019 cooperation programme, the Government of Hungary and Budapest Airport Ltd. jointly set the vital real estate development goal of bringing Pier 1 to life (in two phases). The facility of 11,500 sqm total area and 33 million EUR (11.5 billion HUF) investment value – containing eight walk-in walk-out gates and six additional bus gates and accommodating 5,000 passengers – was completed in merely 339 days.

 

The new pier of Budapest Airport meets the highest passenger needs and carries high significance from national strategy and country image points of view. In addition, it represents a new milestone in the air transport infrastructure and architectural development in Hungary.

Hospital of Kaposvár


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Restoration, cultural and environmentally conscious development, and monument
reconstruction of the South Block of the former hospital near Kaposvár
Bajcsy Zsilinszky utca (Lot No.: 637/1)


Candidate/Investor: Municipality of Kaposvár
Designer: Arker Stúdió Ltd., Ferenc Lőrincz Jr.
Contractor: Szemeco & Lecpes Consortium, Szemeco & Horváth Építőmester Consortium

 

The abandoned 2.7-hectare area located in the middle of the downtown was purchased by the
Municipality of Kaposvár from the Hungarian State in 2017 with the aim of placing the
territory at the service of the public, serving the welfare-functional needs of the bustling city
centre primarily as a public space. Of the fourteen buildings found at the site, only the three
most valuable buildings under monument protection have been retained and were given new
functions. The Municipality has established a public park at the site surpassing the traditional
concept of “sectoral” infrastructure development, while implementing the renovation of the
public space – together with the buildings on it – as a long-term yet profitable investment,
following a complex and cooperative methodology and practice of public space management
in Kaposvár. During the utilization of the area, the Municipality made an attempt to break
away from the traditional concept of parks and to approach the function of the public space
innovatively in Kaposvár. It was meant to serve as a representative space promoting public
awareness and an environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Klapka center


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Klapka Centre
1134 Budapest, Klapka utca 17–19.
Candidate: Municipality of the 13 th District of Budapest
Investor: 13th District Public Service Provider Plc.
Designer: KÖZTI – Public Building Designer Plc., chief designer: Miklós Marosi
Contractor: Laterex Építő Plc.

 

In the future area of the Klapka Centre, there was a significantly dilapidated service house
built in the 1970s. The objective of the development was to create an architectural and
horticultural micro-environment with a modern and elegant look providing the district with a
unique character.


The project was focused on establishing a minor urban centre. Next to the architectural mass,
there is a green hill, in which a grocery store and small shops have been built. Between the
two building elements – in which, in addition to the business premises, there is also a medical
practice and thirty-three municipal rental flats – there is a passage connected to a square,
which intersects the area diagonally. In the immediate vicinity of the building complex, a
beautifully designed green area of 2538 m 2 has been established. The building was
implemented by the municipality in the spirit of its commitment to modern and
environmentally friendly energy solutions, striving for complexity. The Klapka Centre is a
commercial centre, a building comprising municipal rental flats, as well as a surprisingly fresh
green area found in a densely built-up environment.

Haris Park


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Haris Park

1022 Budapest, Marczibányi tér 6–7.

 

Candidate: Haris Park Ltd.

Investor: Haris Park Ltd.

Designer: Egyperegy Építész Műterem Ltd. (Márton Kovács chief designer), GA Design Budapest (Miklós Csúzdi, Gabriella Patai), Somlai Design Stúdió (Tibor Somlai, András Molnár)

Contractors: Liszi-Bau Ltd., Benedek Épületszobrász és Gipszstukkó Műhely Ltd., CDP Ács LP., Pilisem Ltd., Sikifa Ltd., Greenart Ltd.

 

Haris Park is a boutique event centre and restaurant complex Marczibányi Square, at the foot of Rózsadomb District. The main building of the former Buda Lövőház, built in the German version of Neo-Renaissance in 1885, was renovated between 2016 and 2019.

 

The goal of the project was to restore the original function of the building so that it could serve again as a venue for various events. The most important interior element of the original building is the historic Ballroom (where Franz Joseph and Sissi once danced and Count Gyula Andrássy appeared there frequently), the renovation of which – in addition to preserving the characteristic features of the monument – integrated modern interior design elements.

 

The owner, investor and operator was Haris Park Ltd. The company of the Haris family that previously organized exhibitions and festivals and operated restaurants, effectively enforced operating considerations, creating an event centre, which meets the needs of guests, the event planning profession, and the owners alike.

Municipality of Törökbálint


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Törökbálint Town Hall

2045 Törökbálint, Munkácsy Mihály u. 79.

 

Candidate: Épkar Plc.

Investor: Municipality of Törökbálint

Designer: Modulárt Ltd.

Contractor: Épkar Plc. – Zeron Plc. Consortium

 

The Town Hall, as an institution, comprises an intellectual community among other things. This is the scene of the everyday life in a living, functioning town. The planning of the new Town Hall started in 2015 with the aim of serving modern, service-oriented public administration, in line with today's requirements, which also defined the main square. The completed building, which preserved the suburban character of the settlement, was opened in August 2018. The mass of the building fits in the architectural heritage of the site. It evokes the close spatial connection between the cottages that once stood on its site. It is a state-of-the-art version of these old dwelling houses, thus reviving the traditional character of the former Swabian settlement. With its high technical implementation and elegant appearance, the building raises the standard of the new, developing centre of Törökbálint and sets a good example for future developments. In addition to the Kormányablak (Government Windows), the 2,400-square-meter building also houses the Városgondnokság (City Trust) and an office of Magyar Posta (Hungarian Post).

Other projects


Landscaping of the bank of Rákos creek


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The complex renovation of public spaces along Stream Rákos in the 13th District of Budapest (Béke Street–Göncöl Street)

 

Candidate: Municipality of 13th District Budapest

Investor: 13th District Public Service Provider Plc.

Designer: Design of landscape architecture: Lépték Terv Ltd., Barnabás Szakács; Bridge building: Céhz+ Plc., Rudolf Kiss chieft designer

Contractor: Green area: Parkfenntartó Ltd.; Bridge building: Kútház Építőipari Ltd.

 

The Stream Rákos is a green corridor of great importance for the 13th District of Budapest and the capital as a whole. Its recreational development and revitalization have been long overdue. The aim of the revitalization of the stream is the biological and environmental rehabilitation of the stream bed, enhancing its natural character, creating a park area of high functional value along the stream, as well as building an urban green axis and bicycle routes leading to the Danube across four districts of the capital.

 

The content of the development was determined on the basis of public opinions and suggestions voiced in surveys and at on-site design coordination workshops.

 

The pedestrian promenade separated from the bicycle route, the promenade decorated with flowers, the study trail along the stream, and the automatic irrigation system connected to groundwater wells are meant to serve increasing the sustainability of green areas, which were implemented as innovative landscape architectural features.

Market of Békásmegyer


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Békásmegyer Market


1039 Budapest, Heltai Jenő tér 1.
Candidate: Óbuda Fund Management Nonprofit Plc., Óbuda Építész Stúdió Ltd., Market
Építő Plc.
Investor: Óbuda Fund Management Nonprofit Plc.
Designer: Óbuda Építész Stúdió Ltd., Alfréd Peschka, Tamás Csernik, Tímea Egervári, Artur
Fazekas
Contractor: Market Építő Ltd.


In the autumn of 2017, the construction of the new market building in Heltai Jenő Square, in
the 3 rd District of Budapest was started by the Municipality of Óbuda-Békásmegyer.
The market hall and the related marketplace established for Békásmegyer around 1980, had
been demolished. A new one-storey building, with a basement at some parts, is going to be
built over a floor area of 10,000 m 2 . A market hall with a partly covered, partly open-air
producer market, a pavilion-type unit with building parts for retail, service, and catering, a
paved, multifunctional area of 2,500 m 2 delimited by partly covered and partly open arcaded
spaces, as well as an underground garage with 190 parking lots will also be established.


The building with its arcades, pavilions, and a hall is adjacent to an urban multifunctional
market square. Following the architectural traditions, the market hall is a high-rise hall with a
skylight, containing pavilions and stalls with a flexible steel structure. The establishement
forms a functional, aesthetic unit with the market building, created with the tools of landscaping, horticulture, and urban architecture, enhancing Heltai Square, the commercial
and cultural centre of Békásmegyer, to a new aesthetic level.

Budapart town development


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BudaPart

 

Contractor: Property Market Ltd.

Designer: S73 Ltd., Középülettervező Plc., Spacefor Ltd., Vikár és Lukács Építészstúdió Ltd., Pyxis Nautica Építésziroda Ltd., Stúdió100 Építészeti Ltd.

Contractor: Market Építő Plc.

 

The BudaPart project will create a unique, urban, yet close to nature district of about 54 hectares. The real estate development started by the Property Market Ltd. in June 2017, is unique, both in terms of its location and the high proportion of green and water surfaces. Of the total development area (23 hectares), 17 hectares can be built in, so together with the future public parks, almost half of BudaPart (26 hectares) will remain a green space, including the Kopaszi-gát. The area also includes 11 hectares of water. During the approximately 10-year investment, which will be implemented in a maximum of six phases, a total of 15 residential and 13 office buildings, as well as a hotel will be developed, which is expected to create nearly 3,000 apartments, 250,000 square meters of office space, and 15,000 square meters of retail space. 25–30,000 city dwellers can live and work here in the near future. The installation concept was developed by the developer together with the Danish architectural company ADEPT.