Future of a castle

Gyalu, Romania


Interdisciplinary teams developed future scenarios for the reconstruction of the ​Rákóczi-Bánffy castle which was built in the 15th century.

The challenge we worked on

As part of the Castle in Transylvania program that aims at undertaking the necessary preventive interventions to maintain the status quo and the revitalization of castles and manors Holis was invited to rethink the functions of the Rákóczi-Bánffy castle.

What are the results

The future scenarios and development plans were used by the owner of the castle to apply for a grant in order to get funding for the reconstruction.

The projects were delivered by people who cared


Maxim Dedushkov

Interdisciplinary Designer

Maxim is kind of designer, kind of entreprenuer. He is the founder of Holis. He also founded many other things. Some of them are still running. That makes him happy. Waste makes him angry. He also works as a consultant in social innovation, design, collective intelligence and management in general.


Eszter Bircsák

Co-founder and Food Curator

Eszter is the co-founder of Holis. She is a curator and cultural mediator who is interested in CEE regional creative industry and local movements.


David Smilo

Architect, writer, critic and co-founder of paradigma:ariadné. He studied architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and at the West Hungarian University. He is a former president of Budapest Architecture Student Studio and author of dozen essays, studies and articles in the topic of architecture, urbanism and politics. In his architecture related works he always collaborate with artist, designers and urban thinkers.


Marton Szabo

Strategic advisor @ Mito, co-founder, executive director @ Koin.


Panni Pais

Co-founder of Cellux Group, designer.


Tomi Koltai


Tomi is a biologist from Hungary. He's been always interested in green area development: how to bring back nature to daily life, be it our work environment or our personal every day life. Green walls, community gardens, historical gardens, agroinnovation just to mention some fields of experience he's participated during the last years.


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