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Plant House in Újpest

The building works two ways: shields and divides the interior flora from the buzzing life of the neighbouring traffic. 

 

Looking from the inside out, it creates visual contact with the world around without blending or connecting the two: the flora inside and the world outside are completely separate.


Plant House in Budapest, Hungary, Architect: Berczi Zsófia, 2019.

 

The Danube’s riverside around the significant traffic junction Újpest-Központ is currently in an unworthy condition. Its rehabilitation is needed more than ever, since soon the nearby residential building stock will expand with a real estate investment already under construction. The development of public spaces, mainly the ones with such potential as the riverside need to be addressed.


Plant House in Budapest, Hungary, Architect: Berczi Zsófia, 2019.

 

The two sides of the lot are given back to the public, having promenades, new trees and bike lanes of both sides.

The greenhouse is not just inhabited by exotic plants but has a coffeehouse as well, so the one can spend some time in this pleasant environment.

 

Berczi Zsófia

 

 

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