81font architecture & design
Budapest, Hungary
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Daniel Dömölky


81font architecture & design as Architects

Terminal Restaurant opened at Erzsébet Square in Budapest, Hungary in 2014. The concept was to reinterpret the bus station’s waiting hall, originally built in 1949 by István Nyíri. It was essential to respect and pay special attention to the building’s late-modern style, while creating a restaurant and bar in the transparent and light waiting room.

The newly applied interior design elements – such as the freestanding counters and the open plan kitchen – act as furniture, not competing but completing the building. The use of oak, linoleum and copper creates an elegant, yet youthful atmosphere inside, which also complements the red limestone and the huge travertine covered surfaces. The custom made furniture invokes the building’s original style. These new materials paired with lots of greenery generate an inventive and playful environment.

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