sporaarchitects' control building for the gyor-gonyu port overlooks the danube river

sporaarchitects' control building for the gyor-gonyu port overlooks the danube river

the new design of the control building at the ‘győr-gönyű national public port’ revitalises the whole operation and the most traditional method of transportation. the project is located on the danube river in northwestern hungary, between győr and gönyű.

the south view highlights the geometrical design of the building



sporaarquitects‘ design of the port control building is inspired by the strict system of port infrastructure. the riverbank overlooking the harbor as well as the vigorous movement of the water on the other side of the river influenced the configuration of the project itself.

a cantilevered office overlooks the port allowing easy communication between the workers



the service building acts as a multifunctional port inspection unit. it includes a communication system with the barges in the river, boats for disposing and storing waste and hazardous materials, car storage, offices, water quality test labs, meeting rooms and guest rooms. the port also serves as a junction of water, road and rail road transport.

the cantilevered office is covered with remotely adjustable metal gratings



the components of the building consistently fits a vertical segmentation. the ground floor is reinforced with a concrete frame, through which the anchoring elements of the cantilever steel staircase can be crossed. there is a glass structure extending over the road to the river side, allowing the user to supervise the work in the harbor, as well as providing a panoramic view of the natural scenery provided by the surrounding area. the ground level office section is where the workers are located, but additional roof top gardens and terraces are provided on the exterior.

the east view presents the panoramic view that the cantilevered office provides



the building is divided according to the function. on the ground floor, in a wedge perpendicular to the shore, there are offices, guest rooms, executive offices and a meeting room, parallel to the river. all functions are directly accessible from the lobby. the elevated floor is surrounded by a sun-shaded side of the building as well as a south-facing shading system that can be opened on both sides of the meeting room. the shaded galvanised surface of the shade under the changing light conditions puts the building in a different garment.

the metal grating continues through the lower floors, connecting the cantilever to the rest of the building



implementation of modern technology in the design makes the building highly efficient in both energy and labor. the heat and electricity of the building is controlled by environment-aware technologies. the photovoltaic system makes the building self-maintained as stored rainwater is used to keep the roof garden alive. meanwhile, a communication antenna tower was implemented on the south side of the building, allowing workers to cooperate with each other but more specifically making communication between the building and the harbor easier.

the north entrance

the gratings used as decoration for the exterior staircase

the view from inside of the office when the gratings are lifted

the view from the office when the gratings are applied, overlooking the industrial areas

the gratings are also implemented on the interior design of the building

freehand drawing of the concept of the building

freehand drawing of an alternative angle



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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom

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