The young architect found a place with a valuable historical family house. With a new form, he designed flowing open workshop spaces with exibition and community facilities in direct connection with the public space on the street.
Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary, a well-known historical city with markets, handracfts and its onetime inhabitants, the "cívis" people.
The houses of cívis were built one or two hundred years ago, and nowadays quite much of them are in existence, however loads of them are disappearing. I've researched how these priceless houses can be saved in the transition of urban fabric?
In the historical city centre I found a place with a valuable historical family house and its neighbouring house to rethink and save with the surroundings. I designed a coworking space for the local young designers.
In the available historical house and the courtyard framed by original brick walls, I traditionally placed workshops. At the new building I designed flowing open workshop spaces with exibition and community facilities in direct connection with the public space on the street.
I wanted to respect the original cívis house, so it was important to separate the old and new buildings. I completed the original situation with neutral white boxes, focused the spaces to the brick walls. Instead of the buildings, the courtyards and indoor open spaces became more important, and I tried to use these unique temporary spaces.