St Gellért Square Station
It is easy to realize that St Gellért Square is dominated by water-themed design. Not only Hotel Gellért and Gellért Spa contributes to this image but the Spring House just in front also symbolizes hot springs hiding inside the hill.
St Gellért Square St Gellért Square in District 11 is one of the most impressive public squares in Buda. The square named after Bishop St Gellért is a significant junction and hides hot springs below supplying Hotel Gellért with warm water.
Waves of the Danube are represented in wavy benches and a small fountain with a pond decorates the entry to the underground station. Additionally, the underground station also features water motifs. Mostly glass mosaic tiles were used to cover the walls in a wavy pattern. The composition of 2,800,000 pieces were designed by Tamás Komoróczky to reflect light as the sea reflects sunshine making the station much lighter and friendly.
While designing the station architects were very much limited in space available as Gellérth Hill and its hot springs as well as the Danube had a key impact on the size of the construction site. Concourse level stretches under the neighboring university buildings.
Similarly to Fővám Square Station the structure was built with cut-and-cover method and exposed concrete beams are also dominant. Due to excavating a huge amount of earth Technical University CH building had sank 4-5 centimeters in 2008, however, it did not reach a critical extent.
St Gellért Square Station as the twin station of Fővám Square Station is also a multi-awarded construction.
Discovering underground line M4 Underground line 4 has brought elegance and style to the world of underground transport in Budapest. Contemporary architecture makes everyday commutes an artistic experience for locals. Surface level attractions will also be discovered during the tour.