Surrounded by the slopes of the Gödöllő Conservation Area and situated on the boundaries of a frequented heavy industrial site near the town of Isaszeg, lies this plot with a rectangular industrial building with a concrete-panel facade. Retaining its original continuous floor space of 2.500 sq. m, I was tasked with designing a 2.000 sq. m storage area, 2.000 sq. m production area and 1.000 sq. m for other purposes expansion in order to give way to a plastic injection molding facility. Adjacent to the existing building’s rigid slab, I designed a separate hall, taller than the building, as well as an interconnecting module and a smaller wing hidden on the back of the original building. This way, a certain sense of dynamism is created between the existing monolithic layout and the three new, almost fully enclosed white blocks. Constructed of a prefab reinforced concrete structure, the new hall and the backward wing are clad with horizontally arranged metal sandwich panels. Facades of the interconnecting module and the main building that houses changing rooms and offices are implemented using insulated and plastered surfaces both white and colored. Planning took six years, giving rise to a number of concept plans. I have conducted several permit- and then amended permit procedures, and what made it particularly interesting was that the zoning category of the plot was changed several times during this period. The office wing interior is not ready yet and some of the production parts will be finished in the future.
Located at the Százhalombatta industrial park, this hazmat site had to be extended with a new storage building, meanwhile the underground tank system – also a current installation - was fitted with various service structures and facilities. The assignment also entailed the design of an unloading station for tanker trailers, as well as the modification of related service roads. Given the technology required for the handling of extremely flammable and explosive liquids, the extensive underground work and the limited space available, the project represented a complex engineering challenge and an elaborate permit process thereafter. Unfortunately, the new surface facilities and the storage tank area, encompassing no more than 2,000 and 1,000 sq m, respectively, are being constructed in multiple stages, even though these should to be brought up simultaneously. Phase 1 was completed by the end of 2019.
Located in the town of Iklad, this instrument and engineering plant has been in operation since the 50s. In a narrow gorge and surrounded by woods, the facility encompasses a total land area of 15 ha and is involved in the manufacture of hermetic electric motors, with different phases of production spread out in several buildings of various sizes. I designed in the SNC-Lavalin engeneering office during the year 2011 the bigger building of the plot, the 6.000 sqm “R” production hall. The company SNC moved out of Hungary in the year 2013. In 2014 I had to design the extention of the craneless production hall and its adjoining main building that houses offices and changing rooms, both having a prefabricated reinforced concrete framework with a 3.200 sqm production hall and 450 sqm opened but covered, steel structure storage area. The expansion was completed, and the building, with approx. 10,000 sqm of floorspace, has been in use for years.