Reconstruction of the History

Fort Captain’s Lodge, Gödöllő, ICOMOS Prize 2020

Architect: Gábor Kruppa
Tex: Eszter Götz
Photos: Török Tamás / Topogram

Located next to the castle in Gödöllő, the fort captain’s lodge was built around 1750 and whenever it was used it had functions associated with the castle. Its spectacular timber porch was an addition sometime after 1900. The bulding started to slowly deteriorate after 1945, which then accelerated following the change of the political system, and even though it was taken over temporarily by private owners, it did not help. The local government repurchased it in 2010 intending to use it for cultural and communal purposes. The comprehensive facelifting was finished by the end of 2019 and was awarded the ICOMOS prize in 2020. The fort captain’s lodge has been restored to its original structure and spatial configuration including architectural details. Equipped with contemporary engineering system, it is now suited to all modern uses and functions.

General design: Kima Stúdió
Leading architect: Gábor Kruppa
Architects: Tamás Merkel, Piroska Rónai, Tamás Butora
Structure: László Besey, Zoltán Szabó
Electrical engineering: János Petkovics
HVAC: Dániel Komáromi
Fire protection: Orsolya Brindzik
Landscape: László Andaházy
Roads: Zsolt Fekete
Timber protection: András Pluzsik Dr.
Wall survey: Attila Kövesi
Frescoe restoration: József Lángi
Art historians: Tamás Balázsik, Péter Rostás
Monument history expert: Péter Klaniczay