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The gigantic, former control room of Kelenföld Power Plant was active between 1935 and 2006. Designed by Virgil Borbiró, the building was constructed in the Art Deco era, with a great emphasis on harmony between form and function. The industrial colossus generated 30 kV of energy, which is barely enough by today’s standards. Developments followed, the technology disappeared and the building lost its function.

I made the pictures in late July 2017, during the last guided tour. Primarily, I selected images carrying the building’s atmosphere of silence, emptiness, and desolation, with the characteristics of the place. Excluding human presence was not always necessary – thus, I used it to refine the ambience of the pictures.

 © 2020 by Mónika Kurucz

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