Gomba Competition

Address: EU, Hungary, 1117 Budapest, Móricz Zsigmond körtér

Client: Council of Újbuda

Planning: 2009

Scale: 1100 m2

Leading designers: LAB5 architects | Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár

Visualization: LAB5

Competition: Honourable Mention Award

The old centre of the public transport hub of South Buda (1942 Schall József) has been left without function. Our proposal is to make an extension to the existing building by covering with a glass cupola on the top of it. This way creating high quality, green public zone for all seasons, huge flexible space for cultural events, and also providing the missing palm house for the Budapest University of Horticulture.


The design is inspired by a movie of Benedek Fliegauf, where the citizens of a town are a metaphor of a forest. Instead of building a public square for the people, we provide a piece of forest for them, to meet in more private and natural area.