Daniel Rankine-Gayle

ECOTOPIA OF ORCZY

This intervention aims to examine the relationship between public and private spaces in Budapest’s Orczy quarter, a place historically known for its derelict context and political unrest. The rise of the public service university and its expansion of the campus has attempted to create a sustainable environment for future politicians and lawmakers, to engage and understand the locals. As a result, this intervention strives to bring the community together whilst also improving the surrounding area. Using the motif of green spaces and green houses, a lacking feature in Hungairan household stock, this project aims to evolve the traditional typologies of greenhouses, to maintain the sites historical context whilst also serving a variety of functions. As a result, this space will become the epicentre for community engagement that encourages traditional Hungarian culture by creating a mini ecosystem for both the locals and students to be a part of.

Axonometric Drawing
Axonometric Drawing