Visegad Town Center / aplusarchitects + S73 stúdió

18 May of 2015 by

Architects: aplusarchitects, S73 stúdió
Location: Visegrád, Hungary
Design Team: Tamás Anna Mária, Kovács-Andor Krisztián
Landscape Architects: S73 stúdió
Area: 370.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: József Lipka

From the architect. Visegrád, with its 1800 inhabitants, is considered to be the smallest town of Hungary. The development of the town center is a fine example for how the original exaggerating ideas were altered due to the economic crisis – besides its negative effects – and facilitated the birth of a sustainable development, satisfying the continuous needs of the local community and the temporary demands of tourism.

Visegrád is a thousand-year-old settlement, formerly used as royal residency, however the town today is rather rustic in terms of its scale and buildings. In 2000, after acquiring the town status, the settlement undertook a monumental mission, compared to its size. At the place of the supposed medieval town’s main square, a plan was put out to competition to build a

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