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Kelenföld Power Plant Budapest's abandoned Art Deco power station

Kelenföld Power Plant

Hengermalom 60, 1117 Budapest, Hungary


  • SPACE TYPE: Power station


Tags: Hungary, infrastructures, Totally Lost 2013, Totally Lost 2015

Breathtaking art- déco control room of a now defunct thermal powerplant in Hungary. The oval glass roof was an easy bombing target during WW2, hence the construction of a small indoor concrete shelter for employees (the weird looking box house in the back). Luckily this powerplant survived all raids during WW2 and is here to stay, forever more.

Text by Reginald Van de Velde

The control room was constructed between 1927 and 1929. After several extensions it became the largest power plant of the country and the most modern one in Central Europe. Until 2006 it was part of the active plant, after that it became neglected.

Text by Tibor Smid


Tours are randomly occurring.

CONTRIBUTOR: Tibor Smid, Zoltan Vadaszi and Reginald Van de Velde