Several parts and buildings of Budapest’s iconic castle district have been renovated or rebuilt recently. One of the main projects is recreating the Palace of Archduke Joseph, which reached its first milestone last week. Meanwhile, the beautiful former headquarter of the Hungarian Red Cross will also be rebuilt in the Buda Castle, in which case the topping-out ceremony already took place.
The Magyar Építő Zrt. won the tender of rebuilding the Palace of Archduke Joseph near Buda Castle’s Szent György Square in 2021 July. Last week they finished building the structure of the palace and moved on to carry out the 2nd stage of the project. Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1883-1905) bought the classicist Teleki Palace after the headquarters of the Hungarian Defense Forces left it in 1889 – Magyar Építők reported.
He reshaped it following the plans of Flóris Korb and Kálmán Giergl in 1902 in the style of Historicism. During the siege of Budapest, the building was hit by shelling and demolished in 1968.
The new palace will serve touristic, cultural, and office functions.
Furthermore, the public will be able to visit the Archduke’s garden and the Neorenaissance stables. The project started with excavation works, the construction of the concrete mat and the reestablishment of the elevator. In the first item, Magyar Építők Zrt. made the reinforced concrete structure of the building. The next step of the project is creating the interior and the façade. Here is a video about the ongoing works:
The company built the House of Hungarian Music in the City Park, which won the “Oscar of the property industry” in Cannes.
Meanwhile, the beautiful former headquarters of the Hungarian Red Cross will also be rebuilt in the Buda Castle – Magyar Építők wrote.
The topping-out ceremony took place last week when the building reached its final height.
The project’s contractor is the Confector, while the building’s structure will be built by Bayer Construct Ltd. The latter has already built the stair- and wall segments premanufactured by Viastein Ltd.
The Hungarian Red Cross, aiming to treat war casualties and provide humanitarian aid, bought the building in 1900. Between 1920 and the end of WWII, it housed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The new building follows the style of the original but with added modern interior solutions.
Government Commissioner Gergely Fodor said that it was impressive to see that today’s professionals can recreate the wonders of Alajos Hauszmann and his colleagues.
Source: Youtube, Magyar Építők