Project's Summary

A charming village nestled in the heart of the Káli basin, Estate Centre is a picturesque destination that has captured the hearts of its 500 inhabitants. Originally established in 1949 as an animal husbandry facility, the estate has undergone significant changes over the years. Unfortunately, the once thriving buildings on the estate have fallen into disrepair, prompting the need for revitalization.

With a change in ownership, the focus of the estate has shifted away from animal husbandry. Instead, the coming years will see the rise of almond farming as the main activity in this idyllic location. To pave the way for this transformation, certain dilapidated buildings will be torn down, while others will be meticulously renovated. This gradual process aims to breathe new life into the estate, preserving its rich heritage while adapting to the demands of modern times.

The first stage of this ambitious project involves the refurbishment of a farming building constructed in the 1950s. Spanning an impressive area of nearly 870 square meters, this structure will be restored to its former glory. Additionally, a residential building will be constructed to accommodate the owner and caretaker of the estate. Replacing an old storage facility, this new building embodies a unique architectural approach.

Drawing inspiration from agricultural elements, the design incorporates unconventional materials and detailing. Departing from the conservative-romantic local style, the wood-covered sliding door and metal sheeting lend a contemporary touch to the structure. The result is a fusion of tradition and innovation, creating a harmonious blend that is both visually striking and functional.

Looking towards the future, the owner envisions the creation of a self-sustaining small farm on the estate. This ambitious endeavor aims to establish a thriving agricultural community in the coming years. With the Estate Centre project, the Vincze & László Architects architectural studio is poised to transform a once-forgotten facility into a beacon of sustainability and renewal.

Taking inspiration from the renowned Baron House in Sweden, designed by the esteemed John Pawson, the family house within the Estate Centre project will serve as a model for architectural excellence. Drawing upon the principles of minimalism and simplicity, this structure will seamlessly blend with the surrounding natural beauty, further enhancing the allure of the Estate Centre.

As the revitalization efforts continue, the Estate Centre project promises to breathe new life into this enchanting village. With its stunning landscapes and rich history, this vibrant community is poised to regain its former glory and become a shining example of sustainable rural development. The transformation of the estate is a testament to the power of preservation, innovation, and a shared vision for a brighter future.

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