A new main building consisting of 120 laboratories and lecture halls at the University of Debrecen, with a new library and a gateway designed by sculptor János Megyik

Architect in charge  János Golda, Gábor Szenderffy

Architect  Erzsébet Mészáros

Architect associate(s)  Bálint Ásztai, Bence Varga

General planning  M-Teampannon

Statics  István Kenese (†)

Building services eng.  Gábor Cservenyák

Building electricity  Mihály Kucskár

Building electricity  Mihály Kucskár

Fire protection  Levente Szöllősi

Photos  Tamás Bujnovszky


Client  Debrecen University


Location  Debrecen, Hungary

47°33’21.5″N 21°37’16.4″E


Area  20,000 m2


Year  2000 – 2005

The building complex continues the axis of the central building of the Nagyerdei Campus.
The main building consists of a 120-metre-long central lobby and a perpendicular it consists of 5 wings,
12 departments and 120 laboratories. On the ground floor, education takes place in three large lecture theatres and classrooms.
The library is located in the smaller building.
A gate at the centre of gravity, constructed using the geometric abstraction method
connecting the two buildings, is the work of sculptor János Megyik. The façade of the building is clad in precast concrete panels and pre-patinated copper cladding.

Pro Architectura Award 2006.

Construction Exellence Award 2006.