Institute for physically disabled
Katalin Csillag , Zsolt Gunther, Anthony Gall01/08/2010
Two hundred-year-old buildings used by physically handicapped children are the starting point. The main challenge was to place the huge program as invisible as possible between the two of them. That’s why parts of the building go under the earth, other parts are covered by green roof. The additions respect these monuments not by imitating them, but by keeping their essence. The old brick body is balanced by new and massive concrete walls. Zsolnay ceramics, colours, rich details with ornamental patterns are interpreted as patterned, coloured concrete surfaces in the annex. A new axis cuts its way through the rear garden joining and merging old and new.