Széll Kálmán Square in Budapest

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Széll Kálmán Square in Budapest

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Széll Kálmán Square

Architects: Építész Stúdió

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Széll Kálmán Square

The project was the refurbishment of one of Budapest’s busiest downtown transport hubs, and the most visited public square on the Buda side.

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Due to the strict order of tramlines and roads, the main architectural and landscaping goal was to clean up and rationalize the inner parts, making the square a pedestrian priority public space with as many green areas as possible, in a way that does not interfere with the transferring crowd.

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

The placement of the resting areas, filled with shrubs, trees, fountains and benches is based on an analysis of the crowd movement, providing the shortest route for each transfer and utilizing the least loaded patches, while leaving the heavy connections empty.

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

A total reconstruction meant the demolition of old soviet-era bus stops, commercial pavilions and the old tramlines crossing and dividing the square. The only exception was the fan shaped metro station, which was engineered in the 70’s, but got crowded during the decades with small shops blocking transparency from all sides.

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

This iconic building opened up, and became a transparent meeting point. The new constructions – the service buildings and tram stops – follow the raw materiality of the metro station, in a square where the color is provided by the crowd rather than the architecture.

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Széll Kálmán Square, Budapest – Building Information

Project size: 22000 sqm
Completion date: 2016

Architect: Építész Stúdió /Tamás Fialovszky, Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz

Open competition 1st prize – 2012
Construction – 2015 – 2016

Architecture and landscape: Építész Stúdió + Lépték-Terv
Építész Stúdió

Tamás Fialovszky
Richárd Hőnich
Benedek Sólyom
Gergely Kenéz
Gergő Jedlicska
Lépték-Terv

Barnabás Szakács
Sándor Liziczai
Concrete reliefs:
Szövetség’39

Anna Baróthy
Zsófia Bakó
Bálint Tóth

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Szell Kalman Square in Budapest

Photography: Gergely Kenéz

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