BUDAI POLGÁRI CASINO
- Year of design concept: 2018
- Year of execution: 2019-2020
The historical building of Budai Polgári Casino in the Castle District of Budapest was renovated by este’r partners in cooperation with architect studio Jassó Építészműhely. The original building was established to be a cultural centre for the citydwellers in 1886.
Interior design work included design solutions for the entrance hall and the community area, graphic design and the full design and realization of the historical stucco on the facade. The decisions of planning and construction were made with high respect for the historical heritage and with a focus on the modern function.
From the beginning of the design, it was important that the historic restoration of the building is carried out by professionals with authenticity. A new space was born by covering the inner courtyard, which became the centre of the house, as it connects the current spaces. This area needed to be reinvented in terms of interior design.
The inner courtyard façade was plastered with a special stencil technique. Among the above mentioned solutions, the designers used a unique structured plaster solution in the façade decoration, which adds a subtle ornamentation to the new community space. The pattern of this is taking forward the idea of the original ornamental painting’s geometric pattern found in the ballroom.
The surface of the modern central parts is formed by a printed patterned Kerlite covering, which provides a unique atmosphere to the corridors, as well as giving the courtyard exciting insight and depths. As this surface is closer to the eye of the visitor, the pattern is richer in detail, it was possible to show the inner geometric stencil pattern in a more ornate way with the help of modern technologies. Applied decorative art was part of the graphic design, it intertwines with the sleek control system as a visual communication tool. The decorative art used was part of the graphic design it intertwines with the neat control system as a visual communication tool.