Práter Street

Práter street, Budapest, Hungary, PLANT - Atelier Peter Kis
Construction year: 2007
Address: Praterstreet 30-32 | BUDAPEST | Hungary
Latitude/Longitude: 47.4867538, 19.0761118
Architect(s):

The final building outline was determined by the scale and proportion of the surrounding buildings. We didn’t want to form blocks that oppress their environment. Our primary aim was to find an acceptable, proportioned building form, that keeps the relative regulations, and we connected the most optimal number of apartments to this form. The surrounding buildings and environment inspired the volume of the building. The existing firewalls on the location determined the volume from two sides: on one hand they are identifying characteristics of the site, on the other hand, they ’section’ certain forms and buildings, therefore finishing these were one of the tasks. Instead of building something aside, we added the form to the site.

Local value

We reacted to the form and volume of the surrounding buildings observantly and sensitively. This way of designing gave us the possibility to add the new building volume in a wider sense. We integrated the block that surrounds the location on two levels. On the one part, the new building covers the firewalls, on the other hand, the molded block evokes them. The new volume finishes the surrounding blocks, at the same time it marks the difference between the change of material.

Rise of value

Our firm will be to generate the development of the certain site, the surrounding blocks and it’s wider environment. The integrated building form generates an inner garden, that visually connects the street to the inner space of the new block. Besides giving the green experience to space, this solution lets natural sunlight in, it gives natural light to the inner street and apartments. We connected public spaces to this inner garden, that adds a certain value, and completes the simple function of the apartments. Using the advantage of the location, we could create two roof terraces, that give extraordinary panoramic view to the city, and Gellert-hill. The vegetation and it’s designed elements create a continuous, L-shaped garden and public space, that at the same time separates and connects the two block of the new building.

Organization of inner spaces

A clear and uncomplicated longitudinal zone connects all the functions (apartments, parking, public spaces). This zone and the developed structural system allows the flexibility that appears in the organization of the functions, particularly in the layout of the apartments.

Sustainability and efficiency

Besides using contemporary building methods, we focused on the sustainability of the building by using durable and persistent materials. The building suggests elegance and balance by its proportion, scale, and inner spaces, while it is functionally organized, frugal. The cost estimation and the construction plan was continuously controlled during the design procedure.

Design Studio: Kis Péter Építészműterme
Project Team Members: Peter Kis, Csaba Valkai, Ivett Tarr, János Sarusi Kis, Tamás Ükös, Gábor Balázsa, Gábor Divinyi, Barbora Tuckova
Client: Budapest Józsefváros Municipality
Other people or enterprises involved in the project:
Structure: FRT Raszter Mérnökiroda – Attila Farsang, Orsolya Dudinszky
Garden Design: s73 – Sándor Mohácsi, Péter Balogh
Static: mTm Mérnökiroda – Péter Markovits, Róbert Kazsimérszky
Mechanist: Art- tax Szolgáltató Szövetkezet – András Oltvai, Zsolt Lengyel
Electronics Engineer: Hochplan Kft. – Dezső Sax, Karola Kárpáti
Public Services: László KádárLIFT: Schindler Kft. – Gábor Balogh
Transport: Közlekedés Kft. János – Szegő, Angéla Kovács
Fire Protection: Tűz-Ért-Ő Bt. – Sándor Venczel
Environment: Kotschy Bt. – András Kotschy
Accoustic: Elekné Karsai Dr.
Gross Useful Surface Area:
Plot Area: 1218 m2
Plot Percentage: 54,2 %
Net Basic Area: 4150 m2
Total Square Meter of Flats: 2065 m2
Total Square Meter of Corridors: 825 m2
Total Square Meter of Offices, Shops: 330 m2
Project Start Date: 2005.
Start of Work: 2006. September
Structures made of: (indicate material and manufacturer) Concrete
Facades made of: (indicate material and manufacturer) Ceramic AMV 92800 NF (240 x 115 x 10 mm)

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