Nursery in Nagykovácsi
Nagykovácsi is a bourgeoning suburb of the capital Budapest. A previously tiny village now has to host a large institutional network and present congestion resulted in an environment that now lacks public meeting points.
Földes Architects had to design a building for a nursery and a kitchen with the possibility of extension. The disperse layout of the complex preserves each – built and yet unbuilt – function in a smaller scale appropriate for a small village. Each volume is direct transcription of the archetypical longhouse.
Design departures from the basic geometrical form with playfulness: diverse inclination of roofs and scattered windows relate to the imaginative forms of drawings by children. Disposition of the nursery opens up a small scale piazzetta offers children and parents a place for casual encounter thus introducing and redefining a rural idyll of public space in Nagykovácsi.