Interdisciplinary, Project based Design S - BMEEPTCEP02

  • First group of the EN-ER2 course (Tuesday-Thursday)

    Contemporary Building in a historical environment?

    Department of Industrial and Agricultural Building Design
    Department of History of Architecture and Monument Preservation


    Theme of the course
    The theme of the course is to design a community building related to musical activities (education, concerts and dance) to a challenging plot in the 8th district of Budapest. This non-standard shaped siteis situated in a historical environment (Budapest; 8th district, Szerdahelyi str. 14), between two old housing blocks. The design process will includethe research and analysis of the historical background of the area and understanding the design requirements in this special urban context.

    Progress throughout the semester
    The course will be held online (TEAMS code: lu2y2k2) according to the current university regulations. Students will be accopmanied by consultants of both departments (design & architecture historical). The participants of this coursewill have to complete their tasks in groups of 3 members. Groups will be international and formed in a way that students in the groups are from different gradesin their studies.

    At the beginning of the course students will get familiar with the site and the task in the form of presentations. Design groups have to present an analysis of the site, also as part of the design process  they should list a variety of inspiring buildings related to the task and their historical research. 

    Apart from the presentation of these analyses the progress of projects has to be presented on two occasions before the final presentation, as indicated in the schedule. All presentations will be immediately evaluated by the consultants followed by a groupwork and conversation to inspire new ways of design.

    Design task
    The Functional Program of the building is a music orientated community and education center with workshops, classrooms, studios, service area, community space and a concert hall. This may be extended by additional services based on the designers’ ideas.

    The course Project Design is run by two departments: the Department of Industrial and Agricultural Building Design and Department of Department of History of Architecture and Monument Preservation. Students’ work will be accompanied by consultants of both departments.

    Lecturers responsible:       Dávid SZABÓ DLA, László DARAGÓ DLA
    Consultants:                     from Department of Industrial and Agricultural Building Design
                                           Dávid SZABÓ DLA, Júlia POKOL, Mohamed RASLAN,
                                           Rania MATROUK 

                                           from Department of Department of History of Architecture and
                                           Monument Preservation
                                           László DARAGÓ DLA

    - active presence during the semester (70% of classes)
    - accepted presentation of preliminary study of site analysis and inspiring examples
    - accepted presentation of concept design 
      (architectural program, site plan, architectural floor plans, section, perspective view)
    - accepted presentation of history of architecture study
    - accepted presentation of final design project plans (site plan 1:500, 
      architectural floor plans 1:200, sections 1:200, elevations 1:200, and perspective views)

    The final grade will be established as the result of the personal and team work of the student in class and at home. The submissions, presentations and class work will be graded according to the following.

    Grades:    0-49 % // failed // (1)
                  50-62 % // passed // (2)
                  63-75 % // satisfactory // (3)
                  76-89 % // good // (4)
                 90-100 % // excellent // (5)


    WEEK.no1 // 09February Tuesday 10:15 am // INTRODUCTION
    Students’ introduction, short lectures about the site and the task by instructors

    WEEK.no1 // 11. February Thursday 4:15 pm // HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURE I.
    Lecture by László Daragó DLA
    Setting up the teams with 3 students and topics of preliminary study

    WEEK.no2 // 16. February Tuesday 10:15 am // HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURE II-III.
    Lecture by Krisztina Fehér, Ágnes Gyetvainé Balogh 
    Consultation with both departments 

    WEEK.no2 // 18. February Thursday 4:15 pm // STUDENTPRESENTATION
    Students presentation of site analysis selected topics
    Consultation with both departments  

    WEEK.no3 // 23. February Tuesday 10:15 am // CONSULTATION
    Consultation with both departments 
    Making of the common 3D model

    WEEK.no3 // 25. February Thursday 4:15 pm // CONSULTATION
    Consultation with both departments 
    Making of the common 3D model

    WEEK.no4 // 02. March Tuesday 10:15 am // CONSULTATION
    Students presentation of  architectural program & concept design

    WEEK.no4 // 04. March Thursday 4:15 pm // STUDENTPRESENTATION
    Consultation with both departments

    WEEK.no5 // 09. March Tuesday 10:15 am // CONSULTATION
    Consultation with both departments

    WEEK.no5 // 11. March Thursday 4:15 pm // CONSULTATION
    Consultation with both departments 

    WEEK.no6 // 16. March Tuesday 10:15 am // STUDENTPRESENTATION
    Students presentation of preliminary design

    WEEK.no6 // 18. March Thursday 4:15 pm // CONSULTATION
    Consultation with both departments

    WEEK.no7 // 23. March Tuesday 10:15 am // CONSULTATION
    Consultation with both departments

    WEEK.no7 // 25. March Thursday 4:15 pm // STUDENTPRESENTATION
    Final presentation of completed projects


  • First task of the EN-ER1 course (Monday-Wednesday) 2021 Spring

    CROSSING THE TRACKS – Integration of the railway into the urban fabric

    The goal of the project is to find innovative and experimental solutions to connect the two sides of railway tracks in Budapest.

    The railway system of Budapest is undergoing a complex revitalization, providing a better public transportation system for the citizens and connecting the agglomeration to the center in a 21st century manner. New inner city stations are planned, but the train tracks still divide the city, cutting through the urban fabric, resulting in disconnected streets, uncomfortable crossing opportunities and peripheric situations. The task of the semester is to map existing and missing connections along the “railway belt” in Budapest, and after an urban analysis conceive a structure that can potentially connect the divided areas. During the planning process a careful attention should be given to the urban context, and the urban revitalization of the peripheric area. The designed structure may include additional functions such as railway station.

    The project will include continuous development of the urban, architectural and structural design concepts and physical model building.