A-Zero Architects were part of the international competition winning team, led by renowned Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey to redesign the Central European University campus in Budapest, Hungary. The design incorporates a number of historic and new buildings and seeks to create a route through the city block. The first phase was completed in 2016.
A-Zero Architects worked with the design team to develop and validate key passive strategies including daylighting, natural ventilation and mixed mode cooling strategies. A series of interconnected semi-conditioned courtyard spaces to bring light and air to the heart of this high-density campus. This approach has manifold benefits over the building’s lifecycle in the climate of Budapest, improved visual and thermal comfort for staff and students, and energy / carbon savings through optimized building services.
Connect inside and outside
The connection between inside and outside defines how we experience a building - framing views to the landscape or the sky, allowing the dynamic of the external environment to echo in the internal environment, or simply designing buildings to draw outside air through the structure.
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