Architect: TIMA Zoltán
The six buildings, built in the first phase of the development, represent three different types of layout but they present a strong architectural unity. Vehicle traffic has been kept out of the plot; this and the establishment of large, continuous green areas has resulted in a high quality, livable residential neighbourhood.
The almost 14 hectare area, situated north of Budaörsi Road, between Rupphegyi Road and Felsőhatár Road (the city limits between Budapest and Budaörs), had been formerly occupied by greenhouses of the Sasad Horticultural Company. The terrain rises about 10 to 12 metres towards the north from Budaörsi Road. The sloping of the terrain was partly reduced during an earlier land use by creating a two to three meter deep cutting along Felsőhatár Road. During the construction of the residential estate, the original terrain has been almost completely restored, eliminating the significant difference in level along Felsőhatár Road at the same time.
Felsőhatár Road, running along the city limits and Rupphegyi Road, bisecting the area in the middle, provide access to the broader environment as well, to the new residential areas in Budaörs and Madárhegy. An internal road network, connected to the main roads, has been built in the project area, providing safe access to the buildings, separate from the main road traffic; access to the buildings by car is possible only through the internal residential or service roads. A pedestrian walkway and a bike path, bordered by intensive green areas, have been established along the covered rainwater ditch, running in the center line of the area between Rupphegyi Road and Felsőhatár Road. This internal green axis provides a connection to the public transport towards Budaörsi Road, at the same time it also serves as a promenade, complete with a playground and recreation area.
The six buildings have been constructed as the first phase of the development, with 20-21 apartments in each building. Their location within the plot, with consideration to the maximum building size allowed, follows the quadrangle development pattern, resulting in relatively large internal green areas. High quality green areas with various functions have been created within the common garden area by landscaping methods, providing a garden suburb atmosphere, but ensuring the privacy of the apartments on the ground floor as well. One of the most important aspects of the development was to keep vehicle traffic out of the plot. For this purpose, the basements of the buildings in the interior of the plot have been connected to the basements of the buildings located next to the southern street and they have common driveways. Each of the buildings by the northern street has an independent driveway. The four-storied buildings have a uniform architectural appearance, the mounted brick cladding is divided by timber clad and rendered surfaces. The materials used on the façade and the large internal common areas also reflect the value of this place and that of its neighbourhood. The simple, low-key design is a counterpoint to the mixed architectural image of the neighbouring housing developments.
Location: Budapest XI., Rupphegyi út 6.
Architect: TIMA Zoltán
Associate architects: NAGY Borbála, GÖMÖRY Kristóf, MOLNÁR J. Tibor
Landscape architect: S73 Kft.
Area: 11,200 m2