Foldes Architects: Volcano Visitor Center | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The iconic Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center by Foldes Architects lays west of Budapest. After a design competion with over 40 proposals, the chosen plot for the center highlighted a flat area between the city of Celldomolk and the 5 million years old Sag Hill, a former volcano.

“Instead of the straight translation of the brief, such as creating a volcano shaped museum building, we wanted to capture the true substance of the location. According to our concept, the raw materials, the homogeneous grey of the concrete, the lava inspired colour of the Corten steel, and the flue-like arrangement of the space, deliver the spirit and essence of a volcano”, says Laszlo Foldes, Foldes Architects's chief designer.