Sustainable coexistence of architecture and design at the Hard Rock Hotel Budapest

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Restoration and Renovation
  • Company/Firm
    S39 Hybrid Design Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Anna Baróthy
  • Design Team
    Anita Pozna, Gita Elek, Tibor Pálóczi, Renátó Árpás, Kata Szalontai, Simon Köszegi, MártonSzalai
  • Architect
    Studio'100 Ltd.
  • Const. Company
    Alukonstrukt Ltd. (facade construction), Gergö Káldi (partition construction)
  • Photographer Credit
    Tamás Bujnovszky, Dániel Ludmann
  • Location
  • Client
    Redwood Holding Ltd.
  • Project Date
  • Project Link

The classicist appearance of the Hard Rock Hotel Budapest is given a contemporary touch by the special copper facade crowning the roof. The aim was to create a homogeneous front while providing an unobstructed view from inside. The designers provided a smart design solution to conflicting demands by creating capsule-shaped openings in the façade, optimised through parametric design.

During production, moulds cut out of the metal sheets were regarded as waste, but from a design point of view they meant reusable materials: they function as partition design elements in the rooms. Thus, the project highlights one of the burning issues of our time: sustainability, recycling of building elements and coexistence of architecture and design.

While the facade cladding was created with parametric design, the partition was constructed thanks to our design team's belief in the raison d'être of craftsmanship. This shows how the opportunities provided by high-tech technology and manufacture complement each other well even today.

The multi-awarded building is definitely a trend-setter in the Hungarian market from a sustainability point of view, raising the question of the use of waste.