Market Hall of Nagykőrös (C3 no.410)


Kiss-Járomi Architect Studio

C3 no.410 / pp.202-213 (12 pages)


Market Hall of Nagykőrös _ Kiss-Járomi Architect Studio

Nagykőrös, Hungary, 2019

Letter-shaped structures set in a translucent facade of a market hall spell out its function
Nagykőrös is a small town that hosts one of Hungary’s last livestock markets, yet it had no market hall. The inspiration for Budapest-based architects Gyula Kiss and Irén Járomi for a new market building came from the ancient Greek agora, which was a gathering place where city life was focused. Unlike an agora, the market hall is not an open space but a distinctly contemporary enclosed volume of 935m2. […]