Melinda BENKŐ (Head of the Department of Urban Planning), Tamás VARGA (course administrator, Department of Residential Building Design), Zsolt VASÁROS (Head of the Department of Industrial Building Design), Mihály BALÁZS (Department of Public Building Design)
This FUGA exhibition showcases works by students of one of the four departments of BUTE’s Faculty of Architecture. 2018 marks the 9th installation of the exhibition. The students, aided by their professors and counselors, studied the real life problems of Budapest and rural towns. Even though the different departments explored different locations, they approached these parallel townscapes in similar ways: students first examined their respective towns holistically before designing individual buildings. With an emphasis on complex thinking, the project’s aim is to allow students to experience the social dimensions of architectural design and to develop a sense of responsibility for the community in the process.
Department of Residential Building Design
location: Balatonfüred, the area between Huray utca, Petőfi Sándor utca and Honvéd utca
We want to create and not simply follow change. For years, this approach has informed the design course’s thematic semester. We tackle real life problems in micro and macro communities. Our research-based education and design process methods transcend the semester. Our designs take the location’s features, constraints, town history and social conditions into account.
This year, our design site is located in Balatonfüred, one of the most valuable areas of the most dynamically developing settlement of Lake Balaton. The former Huray street market, between the spa area and the old town, presents countless urban design issues, but also has the possibility of greatly influencing the town’s future. How we rejuvenate the city and extend the tourist season?
After getting acquainted with the history of the town and carrying out on-the-spot investigations, the students made a group proposal for utilizing the area. They worked on their designs individually, but as part of a joint vision.
team_1: Dávid András ÉLIÁS, Dorina HORVÁTH, Zsuzsa KERÉNYI, Kata KONCZOS, Bence PÁLMAI, Hajnalka SZEPES
advisor: Péter SUGÁR DLA, Zsuzsanna ILLYÉS-FEKETE
team_2: Vivien Mária BALLA, Fanni GÁSPÁR, Gergő JUHÁSZ, Andor JURITY, Bence SÁNDOR, Gabriella SZABÓ, Boglárka TÓTH, Szilvia VERECKEI
advisor: Zsófia DANKÓ DLA, György SELÉNYI
team_3: Marcell Gergely BÁLIS, Gábor Szilveszter BORONKAY, Zsolt Kristóf KOVÁCS, Kata Judit KÖLES, Eszter POLAI, Kristóf Tamás PROHÁSZKA, Nóra Zsuzsanna SZIKORA
advisor: Márton KOVÁCS
team_4: Eszter GULYÁS, László MAROS, Zsombor PAPP, Péter PEITL, Fanni Zita SALAMIN, Réka SÜTTŐ, Edit SOMOGYI, Hunor Albert SZÁNTÓ, Ádám TRAVNIK
advisor: Miklós PÉTERFFY
team_English: Alhetteh AMMAR, Khaled ALAYOUBI, Ayshan HASANOVA, Tarek DJERAD ABBES, Mohanad ABDALMONEIM ABDALRHIME MOHAMED, Haoheng ZENG, Maria EID, Lana ALKHABBAZ KHATIB, Bachir GHEBCHE
advisor: Sebastian SAKTILLA
team_5: Fanni GÁSPÁR, Krisztina JÓZSA, Zoltán LUNK, Dorottya MIKLÓS, Katalin NOVOGRÁDECZ, Soma PONGRÁCZ, Zsófia SIMON, Ádám Gergely SZÁK-KOCSIS, Júlia Dominika SZONTÁG
advisor: János RÓTH DLA, Tamás VARGA DLA (course administrator)
Department of Urban Planning
location: The Danube riverbank by Paks
In the fall semester of the 2017/18 academic year, the Department of Urban Planning’s Departmental Design 3 course tackled the complex environmental design of a coherent urban environment. The course ties in with the Department’s international project called DANUrB, which aims to (re)discover urban values for tourists and local communities in small towns along the Danube. The location chosen for the semester was the Danube riverbank by Paks’s architecturally rich historical center, with the aim of integrating the riverbank into the life of the city. During the first half of the semester, the emphasis was on group work and learning about the natural environment and structure of the town, and then we gradually narrowed our scope to individual buildings and their immediate surroundings. The investigation and conceptualization were conducted in groups of 4 or 5, while the individual building designs were developed either independently or in pairs.
students: Fanny VITÁLIS, Anna TÁTRAI, Janka JÓFÖLDI, Róbert KULCSÁR-KILYÉN, Tünde TÓTH, Dávid DOBOS, László BEDŐ, Orsi GODRA, Anita SIMON, Noémi KOPACZ, Petra DECSÁK, Peng Yu LIANG, Vivien ANTAL, Rebeka MASA, Nikolett ANTAL, Bálint HORVÁTH, Augusztina VÖRÖS, Lilla TÁLOSI, Kornél SIPOS, Alexandra BARDÓCZI, Tamás HEKSCH, Hanna CSUKA, Dorottya ÉLIÁS, Eszter ÜRMÖS, Lili FUTÓ, Adrienn KÁLMÁN, Zita MURÁNYI, Dóra NAGY
teachers: Mariann FONYÓDI PhD, Tamás VÖRÖS DLA, László HERCZEG (guest teacher), Árpád SZABÓ DLA (course administrator)
We would like to thank the Paks Mayor’s Office, in particular Éva ELEKNÉ CSOLLÁNY, Dóra CZINK and András HORVÁTH, for their support.
Department of Industrial Building Design
Budapest’s agglomeration is scattered with hidden “treasures”, the majority of which are in a state of neglect, waiting for their luck to change. Biatorbágy, for example, boasts of an abandoned air base, a classicist winery, a mill of monument status, etc., which all deserve to be rediscovered. Bia and Torbágy were united into one town in 1966, but until 1976, the railway continued to pass between the two villages. The unification was completed quickly; nevertheless the former village centers survived and continued to exist parallel each other. The two previously autonomous villages can still be examined individually. Torbágy went through a more dramatic transformation: the infrastructural investments have partially disrupted the street network, and the proximity of the new city center has created further disadvantages. Torbágy has also been more heavily affected by noise pollution from the motorway, the railway and the industrial parks, but it has better public transportation and all basic services and facilities are available within walking distance. Bia, which is further away from Budapest, has changed less, and the village’s character was better preserved here. Most of the Biatorbágy’s monuments are in Bia, where the two castles and their historic surroundings cover a significant portion of the town.
The chosen design sites reflect the duality described above. The property next to the train station is 15 minutes from Kelenföld by train, the terminal of subway line 4. It is perfectly suited for job creation and office functions. The former Ébner Mill in Bia is a protected monument, but this does not apply to the whole building complex. If we extract the original building from beneath the many layers (extensions), many possibilities present themselves, especially if we combine the area with the plot and parking lot of the doctor’s office nearby. Tópart Street is almost fully built in, but there are still some empty or practically empty parts. It is a quiet neighborhood with a beautiful view that could give home to an art colony or smaller restoration workshops.
students: TT3 / Anita CSER, Gellért ENYEDI, Rita HORVÁTH, Dóra KRISTÓF, Sarolta NARDAI, Éva ZOLTÁN; KKX / Gáspár CSIRMAZ, Zsolt KAZI, Bence KRAJNYÁK, Kata VÁRADI
course administrator: Iván NAGY, Gábor SZŰCS
advisor: István BARTÓK, Szabolcs HELFRICH, Iván NAGY, Zoltán SZÉCSI
Department of Public Building Design
location: Városmajor Park
The subject of this semester’s Departmental Design course was Városmajor Park between Csaba Street and Szent János Hospital. It is a public park that houses several public functions. Despite major recent renovations, mostly affecting the park’s sports and leisure areas, there are still many underused and neglected parts. Our goal was to study the area and to lay the basis for a comprehensive design concept.
Based on our analyses of the issues, we came up with a design program. We made recommendations for functional changes in the park, then designed small public buildings that could house the missing functions. Most of the design proposals, developed in groups of 3, endeavored to address the following problem areas: the role and location of the outdoor theater, rethinking sports and recreational programs, problems related to the planned development of the cog-wheel railway and the introduction of new features in the park, such as community gardens and a temporary marketplace.
students: Ágnes VARGA, Dávid KISS, Ádám PETRÓCZKI, Gergő BALÁS, Edit GODINEK, Boglárka BARCI, Karolina LENKOVICS, Attila GOMBOS, Roland SUDÁR, Adrienn DINNYÉS, Boglárka PATAI, Gergő POTYONDI, Lili MAKLÁRI, Luca MILASSIN, Csaba NAGY, Fruzsina FARKAS, Emőke KISPÁL, Lili BALÁZS, Liliána SZEKERES, Dorottya PANKA, Kamilla ZÁMBÓ, Márta TURAI, Aida SZABÓ, Judit HALASI, Richárd SUHAJDA, Attila SZABÓ, Kitti KÓDOR, Gergely VÖRÖS, Kinga KOMÁROMI, Melinda BOZI, Mirtill MIHÁLY, Péter BALOGH-SZABÓ, Dorottya KOCSIS, Judit KIRÁLY, Fanni FUCSKÓ, Andor PÁKH, Anett TRESZKAI, Dávid FEHÉR, Sarolt SZÉPE, Júlia SZŐKE, Zsófia SÁRI
teachers: Tamás KARÁCSONY DLA, György MAJOR DLA, Péter KRONAVETTER, Péter KLOBUSOVSZKI DLA
doctoral students: András BEKE, László RADNÓCZI