Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Akademia Park Officium in Budapest, Hungary by Vikar&Lukacs Architects Studio (designed using ArchiCAD)
December 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Vikar&Lukacs Architects Studio
This historic building functioned as a military school in the past was built in 1897. the original house was almost 100m long then an event hall was attached to it in 1926. In the following decades a new wing for further functions was joined. in this more recent alteration, the vision of practice Vikár & Lukács Architects Studio was to demolish the attached parts and rethink the building while retaining its original form. According to these plans it was completed with a glass facade parallel with the old building, making the new floor plan to meet the requirements of modern times.
The aim was to clearly divide the old and the new parts while making them integrated. the roof structure was completely rebuilt. Similarly to the facade the old design remained on the park side while facing the riadó street a huge roof terrace/patio was made by opening the glass facade. The brick and stone facade of the original building was entirely renewed, both the reformed main entrance and hall kept their functions. Either the architectural or the engineering solutions satisfy the highest demands. the plans were qualificated as the BREEM EXCELLENT and the building itself got three prizes of the INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARD 2011.
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