BENCE VADÁSZ DLA
Year of inauguration
A built ‘monolith’ resembling an organically undulating natural formation in-between eclectic closures in the urban tissue of Budapest’s city centre. The Neobrutalist use of exposed concrete contrasted with the forms evocative of Secessionism is a tribute to Eric Mendelssohn’s observatory in Berlin and Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà in Barcelona, while it is also a ‘reﬂection’ of the River Danube. Like a cell nucleus, the building seeks to organise the asymmetrically central tiny urban space.