Architect: SKARDELLI György
The Innovation Centre has been built as the reception building for the proposed industrial park, its functional arrangement had been designed with consideration to an extension in a further phase of development. The passage building, built at right angles to the slope of the terrain, is connected to an office wing and also to an adjoining oval building serving special functions, both located on parallel terraces.
The Innovation Centre is located at the junction of the Highway 84, which bypasses the city, and Verő József Street. Preliminary works for the whole industrial park and the site of the innovation centre as well had been done at the same time; grading, the construction of the access roads and the installation of public utilities began simultaneously with the design process. The building complex consists of a three-storey passage building along Verő József Street, a cross-wing built at right angles to it and a two-storey oval building. The passage building accommodates offices for the whole industrial park, bank premises, a group of elevators and an open staircase. On the ground floor of the three-storey cross-wing, there are workshops and offices, with rentable offices on the upper storeys. There are offices on the road side part of the third floor, and mechanical rooms on the other side, with screened open-air installations. The floors are connected by staircases at the two ends of the wing. The toilet blocks and the kitchenettes are located opposite the staircases. The ground floor of the oval building accommodates a kitchen catering for 300 persons and a self-service restaurant. There are meeting rooms on the first floor which can be interconnected to make larger conference rooms. There is a small, local ventilation plant serving the kitchen, the restaurant and the meeting rooms, hidden behind the slanting roof structure.
The facade is dominated by transparent glass divided by a grid of metal ribs and stripes. The passage building and the cross-wing have a flat roof with a strongly projecting cornice; the oval building and the connecting corridor have low-pitch titanium-zinc metal sheet roofing.
The various blocks of the building are connected to each other with simple architectural solutions. The passage building, as the defining element of the composition, will provide a covered passage from the main road to the industrial park after the final phase of the development is completed. Further cross-wings will be built on the terraces presently occupied by parking areas, parallel to the cross wing, The building permit designs for the second and third phases of development have already been prepared and they have been approved. The feasibility of the project is permanently on the agenda of the owners.
Location: Sopron, Verő József utca 1.
Date of completion: 2005
Architect: SKARDELLI György
Associate architects: KÁDAS Eszter, LÁZÁR Ferenc
Interior architect: PLACHTOVICS Vilmos
Landscape designer: HAVASSY Gabriella
Area: 4580 m2