Adaptive Reuse – Complex Design Studio 1.

Adaptive Reuse – Complex Design Studio 1

Our question is constant: what can we do to change the Earth for the better? What are the possible ways to curb the climate crisis? Can we slow down the accelerating processes? Are today’s interventions sufficient, or are alternative solutions requiring greater sacrifices?

This year, in the framework of the Complex Design Studio 1, we have tried to sketch together possible solutions for the re-use of abandoned urban sites and buildings. The reuse, or ‘non-dismantling’, of vacant functions and buildings is perhaps one possible way to move away from the scourge of the climate crisis.

Cities have a large number of currently unused sites and buildings that should not be demolished, either for their architectural value or simply to avoid increasing the climate footprint of cities. The function of these buildings is no longer needed, so the key to ‘re-use’ is to find a function that can re-interpret the structure. A derelict historic building in Budapest and three vacant buildings in Budaörs, built in the 1960s and 1970s, were given a new function, with the aim of finding the most cost-effective and lowest possible climate footprint solutions.


Complex Design Studio 1 – 2024
Tutors: prof. Dr. György Alföldi DLA / Botond Zsolt Dobos DLA

In association with: Húsznegyven Association / Intramuros Architect Studio
[Students: Mietta Fütty, Anna Jósvai, Zita Krisztina Molnár, Lilla Laura Téglás, Csenge Zimmer]

Skills: studio works