Finally in its Place

MOM Cultural Centre and Gesztenyéskert Sports and Recreational District

Architects: Rózsa Csavarga, István Bikki, Antónia Sonkoly, Sándor Nagy
Text: Péter Haba
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The rebirth of the legendary MOM culture house did not only mean the reconstruction of its historic details and the creation of a spatial structure meeting today’s functional requirements: the building has become the focus of the new public space simultaneously adjusting to local events in the past few years and offering a venue for prestigious programmes, conferences, public meetings by which its significance as a cultural centre radiating beyond the borders of Hegyvidék (the Highlands). After the excellent reconstruction and the extension of the building keeping in touch with the whole location, the culture house evoking the world of the 1950s received a new context owing to which it has „found its place” to be interpreted as an important relic of a significant period of architectural and cultural history but not as an isolated historic monument.

Reconstruction of MOM Cultural Centre
Leading architect: Csavarga Rózsa – SANDROZA Kft.
Interior design: Csavarga Rózsa
Applied art works: Szentgyörgyi Szandra, Kálmán László, Szilasi Gábor
Static: Dr. Kakasy László – Kakasy és Társa Mérnöki Kft.
Scene technology: Strack Lőrinc – KOTSCHY és Társai Kft.
Electrical engineering: Kucskár Mihály – VIL-ART Kft.
Technical installations: Csanád Bálint – Consensus terv Bt.
Structure: Kenese István – Kenese Kft.
Landscape: Vastagh Gabriella – Garten Studió
Public utilities: Bíró Attila – KÉSZ Kft.

Sirály utcai szolgáltató épület és mélygarázs
Architecture: Bikki István, Sonkoly Antónia, Nagy Sándor – Firka Építész Stúdió
Structure: Kenese István – Kenese Mérnöki Iroda Kft.
Traffic: Horváth Zoltán – Horváth Project Mérnöki Iroda Kft.
Landscape: Vastag Gabriella, Kontra Dániel – Garten Studio
Public utilities: Bíró Attila – KÉSZ Kft.
Technical installations: Csanád Bálint – CONSENSUS Bt.
Electrical engineering: Kucskár Mihály – Vil-art Kft.
Environment: Kiss Leizer Géza – Enviworld Kft.
Interior design: Herman Zsófia, Jodál Ágnes – SZÍN-TÉR Design Kft.