Spar Supermarket Refurbishment

Location: EU, Hungary, 8300 Tapolca, Juhász Gyula utca

Client: Spar Magyarország Kereskedelmi Kft.

Planning: 2014 august

Realization: 2014 December

Scale: 1400 m2

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

Designers: Zoltán Szegedi, Tamás Tótszabó

Photos: Zsolt Batár


Tapolca is a small town, often referred as the Northern Gate of the Lake Balaton. SPAR has its retail just beside the white, modernist “Y-shape” residential blocks, decided to refurbish the store inside-out. We applied a steel lamella canopy over the main entrance, pointing at the free standing hills of the neighbouring hollow, creating a sort of semi-opened transition space. We used environmental-friendly MEP solutions, and the uniformed design in the interior.