Gizella Campus Competition

Location: 1143 Budapest, Hungária krt. 128., former Siemens Estate

Client: WING

Design: 2019

Scale: 100.000 m2

General architecture: LAB5 architects

Leading designers: Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Anna Gáspár Virág

Colleagues: Blanka Bató, Beáta Bocska, Bea Bordi, Darizav Urnukh, Benedek Kupi, Zoltán Kozma, Eszter Macsuga, Diána Németh, Dávid Páncsics, Rebeka Sipos, Bálint Szelezsán, Annamária Tóth

Civil engineering: MTM Kft

Mechanical engineering: Temesvári Tervező

Electrical engineering: Kelevill

Landscape design: Táj-Consult

Road and traffic: Közlekedés Kft

Public utilities: GVF Kft

Elevators: Markolián

Fire expert: Fireeng

Climate simulation: András Szollár

Acoustics: Aqrate

Visuals: ZOA


WING Zrt is the new owner of the area earlier known as Siemens Estate. They invited LAB5 for an architectural competition about the future of the block.

We provided a vision based on an open, permeable green park in the heart of the development. The series of the built volumes were shaped as vivid sculptures standing like mountains by a valley. Many of the existing buildings from the old factory and office buildings were saved and integrated into the concept.

The proposed final shape of the environment is based on a large number of simulations of the comfort parameters and attributes affecting operation (sun, wind, temperature, etc.).