Treasure from Bread

Reconstruction of a Historic Granary, Budajenő

Architect: Balázs Csóka
Text: Anna Szövényi
Photos: Lilla Kedves

A Baroque-style granary has been restored in Budajenő, the original timber structure of which dates back to the 1700s, featuring a roofing supported by wooden Doric columns, which has preserved its girder and roof in fine condition. During the reconstruction stage the team was careful to preserve the original spaces intact, so that they remain permeable. The village is planning to reutilise the building, partly for their own purposes, as communal rooms, partly as financial sources, as the building can be used as accommodation and the ground-floor hall can also be rented. The ground floor with large interior heights are to be transformed into an events room, the second floor with lower ceilings and capitals can be used as an open space accommodation, whilst the upper two floors are to house an interactive exhibition space. The programme of the latter grows far beyond the framework of the village as it shall present the cultures and pilgrimages of nationalities living in the Carpathian Basin.

Leading architect: Balázs Csóka
Preliminary plans: Anna Mátéffy, László Kuli
Monument preservation expert: Péter Klaniczay
Structure: Csaba Sipos
HVAC: László Szalóky – Kristály Klíma Plusz Kft.
Electrical ngineering: Zoltán Hegedűs, Zsolt Szelik – Planet Épületvillamossági Kft.
Garden: Mónika Buella – Tájrajz Bt.
Fire protection: Áron Kerényi
Timber protection: Dr. Miklósné Szabó
Elevator: Zsolt Makovsky
Client: Budajenő Község Önkormányzata
Main contractor: Maros 35’ Bt.