PROJECT Barrier-free access to Eger Castle Competition, Mention
ARCHITECT Tímea Deichler, Daniel Jakab, Ferenc Répás
The Eger Castle is currently undergoing extensive development, which aims to develop the tourism of the national memorial site, to create the conditions for receiving visitors and to maintain and conserve national monuments. Our design completes the aesthetics and functions of the existing design, which is already under construction, by creating an accessible way to and within the castle grounds.
One of our main priorities was the protection of the environment of the national monuments and the townscape. We did not find it justified to show off the new function drastically inside the geometry of the Castle. The mass we see today has developed throughout over half a millennium; it is the result of historical events leaving their mark. The elevator as a function is only a tool to present these events, therefore we left the exterior mass of the castle untouched.