Deák tér station is a prominent hub of the metro network in Budapest, with its corridors and halls being the busiest communal spaces in the capital. In this complex, underground labyrinth the architectural concept facilitates easier orientation by explaining the structure as a graph of junctions and connecting linear areas.
While the architecture of the reception, distributor and waiting spaces are static, the ones where pedestrians move or take the escalator are dynamic. Static areas typically feature a neutral formal language with detailed textures, while the dynamic ones have vigorous forms and vibrant cladding that provide cues for navigation.
Barrier free accecibility is ensured by a high capacity elevator. To reach the elevator shaft a new tunnel had to be excavated. On the axis of Andrássy út the lift is on a highlighted location, hence it’s architectural language and choice of material is all about a subtle adaptation to the surrounding context.