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sporaarchitects' Port Building Has an Aggressive Design

 - Jun 22, 2017
References: sporaarchitects.hu & archdaily
The Danube is one of the biggest and most important waterways in central Europe, stretching through 10 countries, and the Gyor-Gonyu National Public Port Control Building designed by sporaarchitects reflects that broad-spanning importance. The freight logistics center in Hungary has an aggressively cantilevered upper volume that is reflective of the extensive reach of the Danube and the Black Sea into which it empties (two bodies of water upon which the National Public Port Control Building manages ships.)

Aside from its figurative significance, the cantilevered volume of the Port Control Building has practical purpose. It provides those inside with an unimpeded view of the nearby riverbank, helping the staff working at the logistics center to address problems quickly should they see them while glancing outside.