Hungarian architecture is booming right now. Many new, innovative designs are presented, and many historical or simply just wonderful buildings are renovated. Now, Hungary can pride itself on winning yet another award after a building was reconstructed.
The International Federation for the Roofing Trade’s (IFD) World Championship in Germany awarded the roof structure of Lovarda (Royal Riding School), a wonderful architectural sight in the Budavár Palace District. The roof was redesigned and built using red and green English slate. These materials resemble the original look of the old building.
In Marburg, 80 entries from 11 countries were evaluated. Lovarda, the Hungarian winner, was redesigned as part of the National Hauszmann Program, writes Index. This is a huge recognition because IFD is quite a prestigious organisation.
IFD consists of 15,000 companies from 22 countries.
Competitions have been organised since 1998. Hungary regularly nominates works for the award. Besides European countries, this year, the United States and China participated in the IFD Awards as well. The Hungarian win is an important event as the country has not won the award in many years.
The original Lovarda (Royal Riding School) was the décor of the Budavár Palace starting from 1901. It was designed by Alajos Hauszmann and built by the masters of the era.
World War II seriously damaged the building, but it could have been saved. Despite this, the building was demolished by the Communists in the 1950s. They had ideological reasons for this decision. Today, passers-by can take a look at the rebuilt Royal Riding School, the Stöckl staircases, and the Csikós yard.
Now, Lovarda is a multifunctional event space. However, the primary consideration for the creators was to follow the original plans as accurately as possible to make the building look like the original, writes Origo.
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Source: Index, Origo
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