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2020/1 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Iván Kotsis Medal 2019: János Golda

Association of Hungarian Architects, Budapest, 17 December 2019 Text: Tamás Czigány Photo: Ildikó Fazekas / MÉSZ The Iván Kotsis medal was founded in 1989 by the Association of Hungarian Architects on the initiative of the namesake’s disciples and reverents. This recognition is awarded annually based ont he recommendations of a team of professional curators for […]

2020/1 Díjak Kiállítás Szcéna rovat

Piranesi Award 2019

FUGA Center of Architecture, Budapest, 15 January – 3 February 2020 Piran Days of Architecture (PiDA) is an International Architectural Conference with one of the oldest traditions in the world, whose aim is to assess current trends in architecture and present the most progressive and innovative ideas of architectural and spatial production. The conference is […]

2019/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Pro Architectura Prize 2019

The most prestigious professional acknowledgement of architecture in Hungary, Pro Architectura Prize is awarded annually to outstanding works of architecture, urban architecture, landscape design and interior architecture for both architects and designers, who promote Hungarian architecture, contribute to the creation of high-standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, the shaping of attitudes […]

Events

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Past – Present – Future

30 Years of Károly Kós Association Text: László György Sáros Photos: Lőrinc Csernyus, Attila Kristók The civilian association uniting and coordinating Hungarian organic architecture was founded 30 years ago by seven minor associations in 1989. Founders unanimously decided to choose Károly Kós’s name naturally taking on his heritage and spirituality. The founding masters, Miklós Kampis, […]

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FUGA 10 +

Lessons of the FUGA Anniversary Festival Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Ferenc Kocsis In October 2019 FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which is a memorable milestone event in its history. Founded in 2009, FUGA has evolved into a brandmark of Gesamtkunswerk commitment, and a genuine and authentic venue of the cultural […]

2019/5 Díjak Esemény Szcéna rovat

World Architects’ Day 2019

Association of Architects, House of Architects, 7 October 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Edit Pálinkás On October 7th, architects celebrated the Architects’ World Day. The programmes held all day long included lectures and discussions, this year’s diploma ceremony, as well as several other programmes of this year, such as the opening of the international exhibition […]

Competitions

Pályázat

Budapest 100 – Community Video

In light of these new circumstances the Budapest100 weekend in May has been postponed; however, we still want to show that the watchful residents of Budapest are still the keepers of many treasures. If you feel like sharing some of your treasures, we invite you to participate in the making of the Budpaest100 community video. […]

2020/1 Kiállítás Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Young Architects’ Generation 2019

Contest and travelling exhibition Text and photo: András Borsos “young architects’ generation” contest and travelling exhibition has been organized by the Association of Hungarian Architects since 2006 every other year initiated by dr. Gábor Reischl, formerly the chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ). It is targeted to present the best achievements of young Hungarian […]

2020/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019

The result of the architectural competition The Hungarian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture, announced an open architectural application called “Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019”, in the framework of which it awaited a proposal for the construction of a unique cultural and leisure center in the historical downtown of Szentendre by the integration and rehabilitation […]

2019/3 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

The Conversion of the Open-Air Stage in Városmajor

The results of the concept contest Szabad Tér Színház Nonprofit Ltd. and the Municipality of Budapest District XII local government published a tender for concepts of the Open-Air Stage to be built in Városmajor with the objective to collect ideas and proposals that can form the basis for the concept and programme of the open-air […]

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Featured articles

Theme

2020/4 Téma rovat

Body of Water Stretched Upward

Aquaticum Open-Air Baths, Debrecen Architect: Péter Bordás Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: György Palkó, Anna Illés Senior designer Péter Bordás and his fellow architects „folded” a refreshing experience into a spectacular box. Seen from a bird’s eye view, the sunbath-deck of the rectangular structure seems to be floating above the foliage of the Great Wood. It […]

2020/4 Téma rovat

The Spirit of the Site

Millennary Széll Gate, Budapest Architects: Mihály Kádár, Szilvia Könözsi Text: Béla Nagy Photos: Zsolt Hlinka In Buda, on the premises of the former Ganz factory one ofthe most exciting parks of Budapest was created. The objective was to make use of the former plant buildings to establish a high-standard urban park offering experiences for every […]

2020/4 Téma rovat

Sophisticated Functionality

Indoor Stables and Riding School, Nyíregyháza Architect: Dezső Ekler Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Built after designs by Dezső Ekler, the stables and riding school in Nyíregyháza have an exterior showing a nice blend of traditional simplicity and modern freshness. Covered with a respectful gable-roof, the building features red fired-brick masonry walls evoking the […]

2020/4 Téma rovat

Trianon 100

Memorial to the Mutual Belongingness of the Historic Regions of Hungary, Budapest Architects: Balázs Zimay, Dániel Déry, Artúr Palotás Landscape: Sándor Mohácsy Text: Ádám Farkas Photos: Tamás Wachsler August 20th, 2020 will be the inauguration day of a new memorial in Alkotmány Street opening to Kossuth Square in Budapest. Maybe in time there won’t be […]

Post Scriptum

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The Story of Tátika

Case Study of an Iconic Modern Building Text: Norbert Jankovics, Zsuzsanna Máté By the early-21st century, the technologies applied on buildings older than a few decades, but younger than a century, and typically labelled as „modernist”, had become outdated, whilst their aesthetic values also faded rapidly and significantly. Whenever their comprehensive reconstruction was started, they […]

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Far Away from the Designers’ Office

Architects on Holiday Text: Fanni Izabella Magyaróvári Photos: MÉM MDK Hungarian Museum of Architecture Journeys are important milestones of almost every architect’s oeuvre as they may draw life-long experience from what they see abroad, including the landscape and buildings. A tour of Italy had been a compulsory experience of studies for artists and architects for […]

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Cultures, Ways of Life and Edifices Along the River Tisza

Text: Edina Schefler This study is based on the research of the constructions of the civilizations and cultures that have approached, lived and wanted to live along, near and with the banks and waters of the River Tisza. The author of the article analyses the technologies and materials used for the edifices built a long […]

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To Delete the Past Forever

The Past and Future of Abbatoir, Budapest Text: Tamás Ulrich It is a sad experience to see the disappearance of a characteristic ensemble of buildings which is a sight of Budapest. It was built after an industrial design and opened in 1872 to house the abbatoir. This detailed, eclectic-style building was also a listed historic […]

Plan

2020/4 Terv rovat

Music School By The Lake

György Ránki Music School, Balatonföldvár Concept: Henrietta Bodolai, PTE Technical and Digital Department Tutor: Tamás Kondor Dr. Consultant: Bálint Baranyai Dr. At the very beginning of the design stage, the elementary school and the music school had been two independent and separate units. Later on, due to their joint auxiliary and complementary functions they were […]

2020/3 Terv rovat

Genuine Modernist

Detached House Budakeszi, German Design Award 2020 Architect: Attila Borsay Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Attila Borsay designed a new detached house in Budakeszi on a steep and narrow site, surrounded b a chaotic residential environment, which was a great challenge. There used to be a dwelling house on the lot built back in […]

2020/3 Terv rovat

Tisza Forest School and Trail

Thesis, MOME Institute of Architecture Concept and text: Levente Szász Consultant: András Göde Northern-Eastern Hungary is one of the poorest areas in our country. People are struggling with ethnic and economic problems which distort the minds of the children and their world views. The presented forest school project, designed on flood basin, intends to solve […]

2020/2 Terv rovat

Two Schemes for the Prison Block in Debrecen

Debrecen University, Master Training Concept and text: Angéla Soltész, Tünde Zahari Consultants: Ferenc Keller, Péter Kovács DLA One of the half-term design tasks for the 2019 Master Training of Debrecen University was to plan the prison block of the city located in the south-eastern part of the Inner City, next to the Great Railway Station. […]

Creative cities

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Radical transformation

Developing the centre of a settlement, Gyermely Architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: Balázs Danyi Having in-depth knowledge of the structure of the village Gyermely, the team named Gereben Marián Architects managed by Balázs Marián DLA and Péter Gereben found themselves a challenge here at the end of the 2000s. As a […]

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Oxford in the foothills of the Alps

Facelifted Benedictine Convent House, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz Photos: Tibor Ohr An eventful year started in 2014 when ISES Foundation was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s office to work out a study on viability with the aim to save the architectural heritage of Kőszeg almost on the brink of complete deterioration […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

The Place Where…

Intimacy, creativity, flow Text: Tamás Fejérdy, Ferenc Miszlivetz, Laura Takács Architectural spaces do not tend to be utility calculations in the case of historic towns, as they are born based on human needs, well-established and fixed habits, the respect of old times, the gripping effect of the view, that is natural, cultural and aesthetic codes. […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

Treating Landscape Injuries with Art

Volcanoes Park, Zalahaláp Sculptors: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Text: Balázs Szász Photos: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Born in a family of doctors and artists, Chilean-Hungarian sculptor Rhea Marmentini started to realize one of her long-time dream at the meeting point of Mediterranean and continental climates: to reconstruct a wound on the landscape of Haláp Hill, […]