Visegrád, with its 1800 inhabitants, is considered to be the smallest town of Hungary. The development of the town center is a fine example for how the original exaggerating ideas were altered due to the economic crisis - besides its negative effects - and facilitated the birth of a sustainable development, satisfying the continuous needs of the local community and the temporary demands of tourism.
This paper presents the planning issues of a contemporary sport center through the award-winning plan of the A+ Építész Stúdió on the architectural competition for the Sport Center of the National University of Public Service. The complex urban situation, the architectural shaping of the new, large-scale sport complex between the historical Orczy Garden and the urban texture of the Józsefváros was a serious challenge. To the success of the competition plan a special approach was needed, which was synthesizing the respect of the heritage and values of the past, the contemporary designing principles and the progressive, sustainable architectural attitude of the future. Although the plan will not be realized, the applied architectural solutions can be instructive in the designing process of similar contemporary sport buildings.