Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs, by MCXVI Architects
Founded in 1853 and built in phases, the Zsolnay Porcelain manufacturing complex is a composition of heterogeneous buildings that form a small town within a town. Due to this diversity, its rehabilitation as a cultural quarter called for a combination of design approaches by its authors, architects Katalin Csaba (Arts and Crafts Quarter), László Herczeg (University Quarter), Tamás János Pintér (Creative and Family Quarter). The competition winning architects collaborated with 14 other architect teams in order to pay the appropriate attention to each building in the complex and to create a final result fitting to the project's scale and multifunctional character.
Photography: Tamas Bujnovszky