Ranolder Cylinders

Year ︎  2020
Outcome ︎ Competition Proposal
Location ︎ Veszprém, Hungary 
Team ︎ Lilla Árkovics, Bernadett Csendes, Attila Róbert Csóka, Virág Kiss, Szabolcs Molnár, Dávid Smiló, Marek Svobodova 

Publications  ︎ Építészfórum

We were invited by Unicap Zrt. to redesign a former telecommunication building in the city of Veszprém with which we collaborate regularly on the occasion of European Capital of Culture 2023 project. Our proposal turned the building into a residential one as the given structure and dimensions of it were suitable to introduce a layout that are emphasize the ultimate quality of the building, and create remarkable layouts for the apartments.

The existing modernist building is from 1980 with very few creative characteristics. Let is say it is lack of well defined identity, that generic condition is part of those late post-war modernist buildings that were served only as mere infrastructure. Our idea based on not to shatter this generic condition and keep the less from the telecommunication building that are defines its ideological and aesthetic nature.

Hence we kept the only concrete frame of the existing building and searched for a new geometric character that are also basic enough to be able to highlight the very concrete frame while introduces new character. The deployed cylinders are perfect tools to serve our aims and also to create great apartments layouts that has many advantages in relation to the dimensions of the given frameworks.

Elevation Sample

Apartment Layout

Ground Floor Plan

General Floor Plan

Reconstruction diagrams