The Rehabilitation of the Esterházy Riding Hall
It is not just for the locals and for the people living in the close settlements but even for people who want to escape from the busy city life. The court deals with a lot of facilities. Surveying the demands and possibilities a ”high end„ restaurant, an auditorium and quarters were planned to be built. The first step was the pilot study and the verification of the present built-up area.
Three buildings and a doorway can be found actually on the area. The goal was to rebuild the riding hall in its original estate. So the post built steading was demolished. The third building was dishoused , too, because of its bad technical condition.
Brand new relations and connections formed during demolishing the buildings.
The stable got out of the previous inflexible system. Very important aspect was to preserve the pre- existing building in the free position. The indoor of the horse stable is a three aisled „csehsüveg” arched scheme. The goal of the utilization was to preserve this indoor scheme and to transmit it for the people, for the visitors. The function of the restaurant could fullfil this project.
Merits were to evolve the essential functions with the least demolition.
The open kitchen space gives the main character of the restaurant. The guests get an inside view on the whole working process in it. The other essential part of the court is the auditorium with its multifunctional lecture hall. A sliding door opens to the court from the hall. So the room is suitable either for indoor events, like performances , concerts, conferences and even for events where the audience is placed on both sides of the stage. It is also convenient for arranging larger town events.
The court integrates the building to accomodate visitors arriving from further places, countries to enjoy cultural events or a dinner party. I think the town was given the opportunity to show one of its most significant building and to make an extensive use of its historical building complex. The Cultural Court could offer memorable experiences for large number of visitors in Tata.