Department Design 3

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Obligatory subject: Faculty of Architecture, Regular and Master English Program

8 credits


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project description
Hotel Hullám, Keszthely - Balaton Region


Our design project this semester focuses on the prominent historic building of 'Hotel Hullám', located in the vicinity of the pier. The urban function and role of the hotel building - that is still in operation, yet, once experienced more glorious times - is in a need of reconsideration.

The scope of the semester project may provide a complete functional reevaluation or a contemporary rendition / revamp of the hotel building.

While the redesign of the opposite - currently vacant - companion building of 'Hotel Balaton' does not form part of the project, both the building and the adjacent park needs to be conceptually integrated into the semester project.

There are two midterm presentations scheduled during the semester. The first presentation shall clarify the functional concepts, while the second shall present the design development that elaborates and reflects on the established concept.

The semester concludes with a set of drawings at design permit level (1:100 plans, sections, elevations) and sufficient number of graphical visualizations and renderings. The project includes a 1:500 / 1:1000 conceptual landscaping proposal for the adjacent park with a potential rearrangement and inhabitation.

course director
Szabolcs Portschy

project details
All necessary documentations, detailed project description will be provided prior to the start of the semester.


  1. 09.12. University Sports Day (no scheduled class)
  2. 09.19. Program and site introduction
  3. 09.26. Site visit (Keszthely)
  4. 10.03. Conceptual, functional and site analysis
  5. 10.10. Individual research, presentation of the concepts
  6. 10.17. Concept development (1:200 schematic drawings)
  7. 10.24. Midterm Studio Week (no scheduled class)
  8. 10.31. Midterm presentation
  9. 11.07. Consultation
  10. 11.14. Consultation
  11. 11.21. Demonstration: architectural graphics, graphical layout
  12. 11.28. Consultation
  13. 12.05. Final presentation and consultation
  14. 12.12. Studio Week (no scheduled class)


final submission
December 13, 2019 (until 12pm) (digital upload)
December 20, 2019 (until 12pm) - Late submission (late fee applies)


preliminary application
If you are interrested in joining the course please send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Official registration needs to be done on NEPTUN.)

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