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.
SIOFOK PLAZA in Hungary by A4 studio Ltd.
October 26th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: A4 studio Ltd.
Already more than 200 years, Siófok is the Capital City of Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Middle-East Europe. We planned the “Sió Pláza” Shopping Centre into the middle of the renewable main square of the centre of the renewable downtown. The modern XXI. Century building is situated between the two historical symbols of the city, the Water Tower, was built in 1912, and the Pub, was built in 1895. Our aim was to plan a building that communicates with its environment, the historical city centre, continuously. We developed a transparent glass facade towards the main square of the city, with a cobweb-like metal screen.The shops were strung on 3 levels onto the inner shopping arcade of the shopping centre. The food and drug store received place on the minus first floor, the restaurant, branch and other services on the ground floor and the first floor. The entertainment (cinema, bowling, restaurants) is situated in the supreme floor. The building of the old Pub is integrated into the new building by the inner shopping arcade. The new functions are a bookshop and a cafe, with own garden. The remaining facades are planted with green plants.
The facade of the building is made of unique, striped aluminium panels. It covers also the roof. The solid, lossed roof just break off the glass skylight area and the engineering background area. The facade is transparent to get in touch with the main Square of the city, for example the shop opens to the square in the ground floor and terraces of the top level also.
To understand better our building we send you to link of a film. The film called The Scooter,it is the first part of a trilogy (The Scooter, Wheels, Houses) which presented the studio works. In the short film a scooter boy guide us in Siofok and help to present 3 work of the Studio A4. The Club 218, a builted project, the Sio Plaza, also a builted project and the 320 Museum, a competition work.
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