It’s no exaggeration to say that the new Debrecen, the modern face of the city, was shaped by the hands of the BORD Architects Studio. The Mercure Debrecen is a completely new idea, sight, and splash of color in a very old street. What was the concept?
Our concept was to create the hotel as a part of the existing urban fabric, among the existing buildings, in such a way that, taking into account its features, we reconsidered them somewhat. Based on this, it was an important aspect to expand the narrow street into a space, and the benefits of this could be enjoyed not only by hotel guests, but also by passers-by. Accordingly, we created an entrance bay, which also accommodates public traffic areas. In line with this idea, we also found it important to keep the ground floor section transparent – the visitor should not bump into opaque walls, but create spacious, airy, passable spaces: the externals should coexist organically and harmoniously with the internal ones.