REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR THE PUBLIC SPACES OF ZRÍNYI STREET, HÓDMEZŐVÁSÁRHELY
The revitalization of public spaces in Zrínyi Street in the centre of the town was made possible by the building of Hotel Ginkgo, a private investment. This street in the centre of what is a characteristic market town in the south of the Great Plains has kept the scale and town structure of the last century. Notable among the well-proportioned, attractively fronted buildings is the gentlemen’s club, an art nouveau structure erected in 1901. The guiding principle of the revitalization was thus the identification and exposure of visible and hidden values. A living tradition in the prestigious architecture of Hódmezővásárhely, clinker was consequently to play a key role in the process.
As the town has always prided itself on its support for the arts, the open-space plan added contemporary glass sculpture to the existing works of art; András Bojti’s works fit in seamlessly with the stone covering and the micro-architecture, which embrace the tradition.
Marked by a contemporary approach and aiming to serve today’s needs, the plan is refined in every detail. With its high-standard environment, the revitalized street has become a space the community has come to like and is eager to use.
Senior landscape architect: Anikó Andor – Land-A Táj- és Környezettervezési Műterem (contributors: Katalin P. Pásti, Enikő Leitner, Eszter Varga, Ildikó Zsovák)