The Citadel of Budapest: an emblematic and cultural place in the urban landscape of the city
The Citadel of Budapest: an emblematic and cultural place in the urban landscape of the city
The Citadel of Budapest: an emblematic and cultural place in the urban landscape of the city

The Citadel fortification, located on the top of Gellert Hill in Budapest, Hungary, is transformed and extended in order to represent a culturally and physically emblematic place of the city

Barna Architects designs a shell, as the main attribute of the Citadel extension, which flows around the existing walls, creating a structure that would serve as a work of art itself

The Citadel of Budapest: an emblematic and cultural place in the urban landscape of the city

The structural constraint of the extension is the roof geometry, and the morphology of the roof shell fits into this environment. The entire interior of the fortress is redesigned, including an open-air theater, a hotel, renovated tourist sites, a memorial museum, and a series of stores

The Citadel of Budapest: an emblematic and cultural place in the urban landscape of the city

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