Thermal Point at Lukács Spa
The first year students of the MOME Institute of Architecture received the request to challenge themselves as part of their design studio in a real situation, which choosen to be an international student competition. Within the frame of their course they were devided into work teams and mentored by their tutors Áron Vass-Eysen, Tamás Börzsei and Noémi Mónus. Besides designing an architectural concept, the students were able to develop their visual and oral presentation skills in a real situation while they earned the chance to compare their knowledge to their peers from different parts of the world.
The success of this experimental assignment is exemplified by the fact that 2 teams got into the top 25 candidates and 1 team received the honour to present their work online as a part of the best 5 applicants worldwide.
Short list 25
- Formanek Liza, Krusinszky Kitti, Heim Lehel
- Manhertz Albert, Bitter Fruzsina, Fazakas Imola
Short list 5
- Hegyi Fanni, Dresch Anna, Suriny Balázs
The team of Fanni Hegyi, Anna Dresch and Balázs Suriny reached the 2nd place out of the total of 170 candidates at the international Indonesian Architecture Festival based on their concept called Thermal point.
The winning team responded for the Indonesian call ’Contextual Micro Space’ with a concept that uses a spill of the Lukács Spa. The students aimed to reuse the local natural resources and created a building, which is inclusive, easy to reach, fits to the visual appearance of the quay, and provides the warm shelter for eveyone in need during the cold winter season. The plan focuses on the untapped geothermal potential of Budapest and provides a delicate response to an existing social problem, and engages in a series of small-scale, common goods-generating initiatives of Budapest.