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Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió (HU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 07.07.2015 - Tagged as: , ,

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

For Visegrád, considered to be the smallest town of Hungary, aplusarchitects and S73 stúdió have created a new town centre.

 

 

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

In 2008, the emergence of the economic crisis overwrote the original ideas and required the revision of the design program. Say the architects, “Considering sustainability and cost-effectiveness the development of the town center took a new direction. We completely redefined the design program, which put the emphasis on the utilization of the existing and idle buildings.”

 

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

“Moreover modernization, refurbishment and expansion were major concerns with a low number of new constructions. The only entirely new element is the events building.”

 

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

“The events building can be found at the place of the town hall, designed originally, in the façade of the medieval German town’s main square. Its role, on the one hand is to provide a face for the town center with being a gate towards the Danube, on the other hand it creates connection between the big and the small events squares.”

 

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

“The building can be opened into blade walls, with its ‘disappearing’ gates it is able to serve one and the other, in case of grand events, both. Its events square – open or closed – is suitable for organizing exhibitions, presentations, receptions and craft markets.”

 

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

“Due to the complex situation, the building was formed not as a new, house-like element of the town, but rather an object-like gesture of the complete landscape. The choice of structure and materials, the definition of the interior and exterior spaces, and the connections among all these were considered as its two tools.”

 

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió, photo: József Lipka and Ákos Mátételki (TheGreypixelWorkshop)

Visegad Town Center by aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió

“The connection between the exterior and interior spaces comes into being in a non-traditional way, by means of windows and doors. The openings on the building serve the object-like state of the house. The building is mainly a temporary space. On the one hand it is a covered-opened shed functioning as a gate-motif, on the other hand it is an events square being able to be differentially open and closed with the other spaces.”

 

PROJECT DATA
Location: Visegrád, Hungary
Year: 2014
Office: a+ építész stúdió (aplusarchitects)
Designers: Anna Mária Tamás, Krisztián Kovács-Andor
Landscape Architects: S73 stúdió
Client: Municipality of Visegrád
Size of the site: 7341 m2
Size of the building: 370 m2

 

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