Research Building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Budapest, Budaörsi út 45,
I saw this building soooo many times– on our way to lake Balaton or going to some high school or uni party in the suburbs, but always from the car, or trough the windows of the buses. So it was really time to go there on foot…
And oh my, it’s really a noisy neighbourhood, thanks to the highway-like Budaörsi út– and the building, erected in the 70’s I guess don’t have a soundproof windows, so I can’t really imagine to do any kind of research here… But, back to the beginning. As I said, it was finished in 1975
– the seventies was the golden age of the high-rise buildings not only in Budapest, but all over the country.
It was more of a matter of prestige, not really necessity to build them, but the architects and the urbanists were mesmerized by the modern urban plannings trends.
Actually this building is among the smaller high-rise buildings, it only has 13 stories but still function as a city-gate alongside the western highway when its reach at the heart of Budapest.
Last year there was photo exhibition in FUGA about this building – the photographer worked here more than 30 years ago, and she said that
the building is really run down and in a bad condition, and half-empty, so probably they will tear down in the near future.