Location Balatonfüred, Vadvirág Street
Investor Füred Homes Residence Kft.
Floor area 14730 m2
General designer MCXVI Architects
Leading architect designer László Herczeg
Project architects Fruzsina Mezei, Nóra Stáhl
Architect designers Krisztián Kiss, Anna Pásztor, Anna Racskó
Visualization Péter Tomasovszky
Status construction plan
Project year 2020-2023

The planning location is the area of a former clay mine and brick factory located along Vadvirág utca in Balatonfüred. Based on historical maps, the area of the clay mine was located between the road leading from Arács to the spa town of Füred and the Séd brook. The map shows the names Meződi dűlő and Agyag dűlő, which could refer to the character of the landscape at that time. Due to the soil quality the vines were no longer planted after the phylloxera epidemic, and a clay mine and then a brick factory were operated in the area. The clay deposit was quickly exhausted, so the factory was closed in the 1960s, and the resulting pit was filled with construction debris and other waste.

The regulatory plan previously prepared for the area was outdated, a development plan was in effect that was foreign to the image of the settlement and did not reflect today’s regional development ideas in the least. The implementation of the old plan was not supported by the city, primarily due to the density and architectural quality of the installation, so planning began with the re-organization of the installation.

In Balatonfüred, as in many Balaton settlements, the street network next to the lake is formed by a system of streets parallel to and perpendicular to the shore. The streets parallel to the coast are terraced evenly above each other, while those perpendicular to the coast slope evenly towards the water. Following this structure, we created the perpendicular street network of the new building.

We made up for the gaps in the existing construction and created 28 plots with an average floor area of 700-750 m2. The method of installation is basically free-standing, however, the buildings were not arranged in a row, but moved out from each other, changing the size of the front gardens. The houses have high roofs and are built with a uniform enclosing cubic structure. The high roofs were placed perpendicular and parallel to the street.

Villas, semi-detached houses, residential buildings with 3 and 4 apartments are built on the plots. We have planned a connected public park at the end of the main axis and along the railway, which includes a promenade that can be built along the railway, which can provide a pedestrian connection to the station.