Empathy towards the lower hangar on Hármashatár Hill
The balance of the cracked concrete, islands of plants and installed soil.
The atmosphere inside.
With its unique nature, the hangar stregthens its presence by focusing inward.
The hangar at the meeting point of the forest, the residental area and the airport invited me to create a lightsome solution in the aspects of space, community and function.
The collapsed roof gets demolished, the walls get cleaned and the wooden structure preserved, in order to then conserve this condition.
In order to create a scale closer to people, the gate is only opened as wide as necessary.
The opening on the opposite side of the gate gets demolished. The swirling and blurring created by the plant islands unbalances the axiality of the entrance. The placement of the chairs behind the plant islands is justified by the sense of absence that occurs in connection with the usually empty front rows of the lecture halls (the sense of security thus provided remains). The informal atmosphere of the different cultural events - theater nights, concerts, exhibitons - comes from the hangar's past, the closeness of people and nature and the warm lighting.
Levente Szabó DLA
In my project I reflected on the past; the current condition and the possbilities the hangar carries. Starting from the state of happiness through positive psychology; the concept of satisfaction in different cultures, I was also studying the importance of our senses. The biggest emphasis was on presence and empathy, so I've built my concept on them.