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Sopron Castle District Revitalization // Hetedik Műterem

Sopron, Hungary

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The beauty of the Castle District lies in its character created by the continuously changing cross sections and constantly varying spatial relations along almost half a kilometer length; and by the feature that all this belongs to Várkörút (Castle Boulevard), to its dynamism and generosity. This duality, namely the dichotomy of the longitudinal dynamism and cross-sectional diversity is the greatest value that we wanted to strengthen in our plan.

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The key concept was that when standing at any point of the Castle District one should know and feel that he/she is in this very part of the area. However, moderate approach was also required since the facades of the historic development along the inner and outer curves are determinative urban design elements, thus competing with them for dominance is unnecessary.

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After winning the competition, the preparation of the study plan, then the building permission plan consisted of several steps, with the series of co-ordinations and presentations in public forums. This way though the concept rationalized, but it did not differ from its fundaments and main concept, neither even during the construction desing process.

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Our mindful, engineer-like and defensive approach will assure the assimilation into the urban fabric and its long-term operation.Architecture /Designer / Hetedik Műterem Ltd. (www.hetedik.hu)Architect in charge / Levente Szabó DLALandscape design / Csenge Csontos (†), Borbála Gyüre, Gergely Lád (Geum Műterem Ltd.)Co-architects / Balázs Biri, Jessica Dvorzsák, Dávid Kohout, Orsolya Simon (Competition: Orsolya Almer, András Páll, Tibor Tánczos)Inspector of monuments / András Veöreös, Sándor Tárkányi Traffic engineering / Ádám Rhorer, András Mezey (Közlekedés Ltd.)Public utilities / Ádám Szabó (Aqua-Duo-Sol Ltd.)Street lighting technology / Tibor Galazka, Ferenc Horváth (GT-Vill Ltd.)Civil engineer / Csaba Horváth Structural expert / Géza Kapovits Water engineering / Gergely Drobni, László Skublics Accessibility / Anna Kormányos General contractor / VEMÉVSZER Ltd.Awards / ICOMOS Award 2016DaNS 20th Salon of Architecture in Novi Sad, Salon Award in urban design categoryPhotos / Balázs Danyi.

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