Swimming Pool next to Tuskecsarnok
A city's texture deeply influences a building's physical and aesthetic appearance. There are many unique buildings in Budapest's architecture that have a long historical background. Tuskecsarnok, on the Buda side of the Petofi bridge, is one of these buildings. The other „half” of the complex was never built. For a long time only an abandoned hole in the ground indicated it's dedicated place.
One of the investors, The National Sportcenter, planned swimming pools to the area that could be used to house international competitions. The design rights were given to Technical Supervision and Planning Consulting Hungary Kft. The company's architects set a goal to create a mass, that represents both the simplistic design and create thorn-like masses, after the name of the building (Tüske means Thorn in hungarian).
Straight lines are perfect opposite of the curves of the Tüskecsarnok that mimics the mathematical inverse notion. The same ideology appears on the front with the solid texture broken by the colorful sides of the windows, through which, light pierces through the building with individual beams, creating the „Thorns” in the interior as well. Through these elements the building perfectly fits in its surroundings, and does not try to stand out from its environment.