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Kelenföld Power Plant
Mysterious, Abandoned Rooms in Art Deco Style
Last updated on June 24th, 2020
When the Kelenföld Power Plant started generating electricity in 1914, it was one of the most technologically advanced plants of its day. In the 1930s this very power plant supplied the whole capital with electricity.The main attraction of this derelict power plant is the stunning Art Deco control room with its oval, decorative glass ceiling, which is a widely acclaimed monument to industrial art. This duality between the ornate style of the turn of the century and functional, mechanical modernity creates an atmosphere like no other. It has many architectural features like a semi-spiral staircase with natural lighting. The power plant has been closed down since 2005, but this strange, creepy, sci-fi movie-like control room with its buttons, and endless switches and displays is open for shootings.
The control room was used as a setting for the movie called Chernobyl Diaries, where it doubled as the infamous Chernobyl Power Plant. Scenes from Brad Pitt’s zombie apocalypse movie, World War Z, were also shot here. In 2015, for the movie called Spy, Melissa McCarthy’s character got interrogated here. Lately, the 2018 thriller called Terminal, starring Margot Robbie was filmed in the power plant. Progressive Productions also shot the promo video for the mini-series Houdini, starring Adrien Brody and has organized fashion shoots for the brands Superdry and Mizuno.