The Moment of Integration

Multifunctional Sport and Events Hall, Hatvan

Architects: Marcel Ferencz, György Détári
Text: Anett Mizsei
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

In 2012 ideas about the future of the rust zone wedged between Óhatvan and Újhatvan as well as about that of the handball pitch planned to be built there started to formulate. Designers from Napur Architect worked out a masterplan for the whole site which was then included in a single grid which embraces the green areas, cultural, sports and commercial functions much like a chess board. As the very first component of this large entity the handball hall was designed. It is joined by century-old industrial buildings next to which the sports facility bearing characteristics of contemporary industrial architecture has been built as a new layer. The tension between the industrial character and the urban situation was resolved by the double-shell design. The thermal skin of the building and the primary structure system have been created like a single hall, with a vivid red colour representing motion, the energies of sports and competitions. As a contrast, the secondary cladding is a system of a pierced frame of closed components. As for the floor-plan, designers have followed a formula of simple functionality. A spacious foyer welcomes visitors with the necessary infrastructure and the vertical passageways on both ends. Service functions are grouped in three large blocks and in the zones on the upper level.

General design: Károly Csaba Molnár, Viktória Kis – Animative Kft.
Architects: Marcel Ferencz DLA, György Détári DLA – Napur Architect Kft.
Fellow architects: Dávid Nyul, Pál Holyba – Napur Architect Kft., Béla Marsal, Ákos Takács – ABMT Kft.
Structures: László Szántó, Bottyán Pataki – Exon 2000 Kft., Dr. Viktor Budaházy – Moss Kft.
Power current: Zoltán Üveges – Artrea Consulting Kft., Zoltán Barabás – Fer-Mat Kft.
HVAC: Zoltán Gróza, József Nemes – Kőrös Consult Kft.
Public utilities: Etele Nagy, Sándor Kovács – Kőrös Consult Kft.
Weak current: Tamás Bárdos, Péter Krischneider, Károly Horváth – Animative Kft.
Fire protection: Lajos Horváth – Prelko Kft., Bendegúz Csuba – Ventor Kft.
Landscape, garden: Rita Remecki – Open Air Design Kft.
Sports technology: Zoltán Judik
Kitchen technology: Piroska Kaszab – Kende Gastro Kft.
Roads: Csaba Kiss – Pannon Engineering Kft.
Acoustics: Andor Fürjes – Aqrate Kft.
Extinguishing system: Balázs Szakos – Ventor Tűzvédelmi Kft.
Elevator: László Lukács