According to the Public Procurement Notice, the tender was published in the 7th district, to renovate the listed building complex on Rottenbiller Street. The contractor will be responsible for renovating the house to meet energy and conservation standards.

The Royal Hungarian Veterinary Academy started operating in 1881 in the Neo-Renaissance building complex between Rottenbiller and Bethlen Street. The buildings designed by Imre Steindl are decorated with majolica Zsolnay and stained glass by Miksa Róth, and preserve the red brick style of the age, which was typical of the 19th century school architecture. The old central building (now home to the Central Library) originally housed the Great Hall and the Rector’s private suite, surrounded by the anatomical and pathological, and physiological and chemical blocks. 

The university in 1931 (photo: FSZEK, Budapest collection)

The University of Veterinary Medicine was expanded with new buildings in 1976, and a new complex was erected in the northeastern part of the area. Nevertheless, it is no longer able to accommodate all the departments of the center, and the listed building complex is in dire need of refurbishment. Therefore, in 2018, the government decided to develop the institution. As part of this, historic buildings will be renovated, retrofits will be demolished, and new buildings will be erected on the University of Veterinary campus. During the works, the existing stone stairs will be renovated, repaired and, if necessary, the broken parts will be replaced. There will be a railing to all the stairs in the building. 

Renovation or replacement of existing wooden casement doors with thermal and sound insulation standards. Doors and windows built in different eras have a slightly different structure, but the windows are typically connected in a ridge case, the doors in a ridge case. The outer wings can be renewed and the winning candidate will need to improve them according to the mood of the age. The non-valuable elements built in the 16th century are replaced by thermal insulation windows that evoke the atmosphere of the age.

The structure of the existing high roofs is planned to be maintained, while the replacement of the roof cladding, tinning, drainage and insulation is planned. The Tardos limestone, which is used in several buildings of the university, will be laid in the stairwell and in the corridors opening from the staircase, the other corridors and water blocks will have greslap, and the offices and lecturers will have PVC or parquet flooring. 


The building complex of the University of Veterinary Medicine (photo:

In the common areas there will be a coffered plasterboard suspended ceiling, in the smaller rooms there will be a plastered, painted ceiling. In addition, the mechanical and electrical system of the building will be renewed. A fire alarm system and an alarm system will be installed, and a card access system will be installed in every room. Acoustic suspended ceilings will be installed in the performers. Temporary structures built along the adjacent plot boundary on Dob Street will be demolished during the investment.

The works are scheduled to be completed by 17 March, 2025. 

Source: Public Procurement Notice

Cover photo: The Neo-Renaissance listed building is being renovated (photo: