Saint Gellért ports and event hall for the Saint Margaret High School, Budapest, Hungary, 2020
architects: Zsolt Félix, Tamás Fialovszky, Bálint Gulyás, Gergely Kenéz
photo: Gergely Kenéz
The sports hall is a project that cleverly balances the architectural resolution of the program with a quiet poetry. The tectonic integration of structure, light and material, together with the effective site strategy offers a convincing solution to the sports hall typology. By burying a large portion of the building and using the rooftop as an extension of the park, the project’s surface area is doubled to form an outdoor recreational area. The light, metal structure of the facade extends upwards to become a U-shaped protective fence that affords continuity with the surrounding context.