Central European University Phase 1 named one the 20 best new buildings in the world!
The RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018 have been awarded to 20 exceptional new buildings in 16 countries, selected following a rigorous judging process which involved visits by members of the RIBA Awards Group and an architect local to the region.
This part-new part-refurbished university building has architectural éclat but great modesty. One of the achievements of the design is the intimate way in which the connections between the two buildings have been made in plan and section with clarity as to what is new and what existing. The lead architect took care to respond to Budapest vernacular and to make international and local forms intertwine, echoing the university’s mission. O’Donnell and Tuomey also found an egalitarian way of working with the local architect using indigenous materials with an artisanal quality and detailing them to be built within local contractors’ capabilities.
This is an exceptionally fine urban campus with few compromises providing a wonderful stage for the university and the city.
RIBA International Prize 2018
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