Stüszi hunter and Vilmos Tell would have been placed on the facade of the hotel planned to replace the Wichmann pub

The plan details of the Magyar Kártya hotel, which were ultimately not realized due to the uproar, became public.

Almost two and a half years ago, the news appeared out of nowhere: the owner would demolish the pub of Tamás Wichmann , which had become a cult for more than two decades, Kazinczy utca 55, a building that used to be the home of the Hungarian theosophists and also a brothel – standing on the site of the birthplace of the Hungarian card – so that he could build a hotel there. In the story rich in twists and turns , among the owners of the one-story house, threads close to NER will soon appear we found, and 168 Óra also found ministerial and former state secretary connections , so many people buried the building from the first moment. A few days later, it turned out: the twelve-room hotel dream, delivered on December 23, 2019, might not come true, as the owner Rum Garden would have tied the hands of the house more is also ongoing, the process of declaring it a monument. In the end, it was not this, but the Prime Minister’s Office that dispelled the doubts, as Chancellor Gergely Gulyás ordered the protection procedure with immediate effect, and a few days later Kazinczy utca 55. was granted temporary monument protection for one year. Márton Mohos / When the temporary monument protection was born, in January 2021, when the building was still operating on the site of the pub with business premises.
The plan package delivered to the relevant government office shortly before Christmas 2019 thus received a final building permit twice the following year – in July and August – but the authority withdrew it in March 2021 and did not give the green light to the project again even after the investor’s appeal.

The events of the past years on the surface of the construction system.
Since the one-year protection expired at the beginning of 2022, there has been complete silence regarding the matter, and there is no sign of work or new permit requests.For this reason, we have addressed questions to the municipality of Erzsébetváros, the government office, the capital municipality, and the owner Rum Garden, in order to find out what is going on, and what future awaits the house, which will probably soon receive capital protection following the decision of the Capital Assembly on March 29.
Márton Mohos / The birthplace of the Hungarian card stood on the site of the building – next to its commemorative plaque , the sign of the Theosophists can also be seen on the gate.
So far, we have only received an answer from the government office, which did not reveal any new information, but it did make public two details of the planning package three and a half years ago, thanks to which we can see what kind of building would be outlined today in Belső, often referred to as a party district, without state intervention due to widespread outrage. -In the heart of Erzsébetváros.

The page showing the street facade, completed on December 18, 2019, reveals a number of details in addition to the name of the project – Magyar Kártya hotel: according to this, the building with a green facade facing the playground, with a small floor area and slightly lower than its neighbor, faces the street, the floors on the visible concrete surfaces between, in addition to the year of birth of the Hungarian card (1836), the names of the figures visible on the card sheets

would have been placed, including the knight of Rudenz on the green top, Hermann Geszler the governor on the red top, Vilmos Tell on the top of the acorn, Rudolph Harras, the chief horseman seen from the bottom of the acorn, Kouni on the red bottom, the that of the hunter Stüszi on the pumpkin top, Itell Reding, who became the chief judge and head of the Swiss insurgents’ association, and of course Vilmos Tell’s father-in-law, Fürst Walter on the green bottom.In addition to surnames, there would have been space for the various card games that can be played with the deck, as well as the names of colors and cards, such as red, acorn, pumpkin, green, lower, upper, king and acepassers-by could also read the words makao, ulti, svindli and snapszer. The unknown designer wanted to cover the window openings with deep red-burgundy clinker bricks. The unknown designer would have moved the L-shaped hotel further back from the street line than the current building, handing over a smaller area to the municipality.


The car entrance of the building with a terrace between the green-roofed main building and its rear wing, which also opens onto the inner courtyard with a balcony, could open at the site of the pub’s former entrance, and the main entrance could be located to the right of it, according to the linked site plan.Unsurprisingly, the project would have taken advantage of the limits set by the district on the 201 square meter floor area – it is clear from the same document, since thanks to the underground parking garage, it is 93.42 percent below ground level (the maximum allowed by the district is 100 percent), and 69 percent above it. .54 and 69.95 percent of the ground floor and upper floors respectively (the upper limit in both cases is 70 percent) could have been realized. These now have no chance of being realized – provided that the capital’s plans come true – but the question is, what is the purpose of the Rum Garden with the building awaiting renovation. We will publish the reaction of the company and the contacted district and capital municipalities later in a new article.

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