Budapest South Gate Masterplan

Result of the International Competition

KKBK Nonprofit Zrt. (Centre of Key Government Investments), as contracting authority, announced a restricted international design competition for preparing a development proposal for the investments and complex urban development of South-Pest and North-Csepel, Budapest. …

A Contemporary Surplus

Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest

Architects: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Botond Benedek, Krisztina T. Major
Text: Tamás Kiss
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Building the Buda-based Vigadó at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries was the realization of middle-class people’s …

Creating Atmosphere and Clear Formation

Exhibition Interiors in the reopened Museum of Fine Arts

Istallations: Narmer Építészeti Stúdió
Text: Miklós Sulyok
Photos: Klára Lovas – Narmer Stúdió

Recently reopened, the Museum of Fine Arts has four of its exhibitions designed by Narmer Architects. Being …

Hanging Gardens above Buda

Baba Guel Mausoleum, Budapest

Architect: István Mányi
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: József Hajdú

Located on a most beautiful site in Buda, this modest-size look-out opens up on the eastern slope of Rózsadomb, which has been the final resting place …

Re-thingking with Preservation

The Office Building of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Architects: György Fazakas, Balázs Stachó, Gyula Dávid
Text: Kornél Baliga
Photos: József Hajdú

By integrating two mansions built at the turn of the century, the new headquarters of the Hungarian …


Vilmos Apor Catholic College, Pesterzsébet

Architects: Róbert Jahoda, Zoltán Páricsy
Text: Vilmos Katona
Photos: Balázs Danyi

Based in Vác, Vilmos Apor Catholic College has a campus in the capital which has been standing unused since the summer of 1993. …

A Pebble from the Danube

Meininger Hotel, Budapest

Architects: Bence Vadász, Zoltán Miklós
Text: Zoltán Dragon
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Behind the Market Hall in Budapest now opened a hotel the designs of which had originally been made for a more elegant four-star hotel, and …

Successful Shot

Footsal Hall of Aramis Sports Club, Budaörs

Architect: Gábor Sajtos
Text: Zsolt Vékony
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

An exciting creation has grown out of a hillside in Budaörs last year: the sports hall used by Aramis SE footsal team and …

Schools on the Frontier

The Gym Hall of the Dominican Sisters’ School, Kőszeg

Architects: István Bartók, Péter Fejérdy
Text: György Major
Photos: Balázs Danyi

Founded in 1868, the girls’ school of the Dominican nuns in Kőszeg has given a Catholicism spirited co-ed from …

New Definition

Central Library, Helsinki

Architects: ALA Architects
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Tuomas Uusheimo

The new Central Library of Helsinki (FI) occupies a hugely significant site in the city: facing the steps of the Finnish parliament building, the Eduskuntatalo across the …

One More Step Forward

A Four-Flat Tenement Block, Budapest, Római Riverbank

Architects: Gergő Turi
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: György Dénes

Situated near the Danube bank in Buda, this new tenement block presents the interior relations of its four apartments as well as the …

The Simple House

Dwelling House, Csömör

Architects: Lukács Szederkényi, Dénes Emil Ghyczy
Text: Anna Zsoldos
Photos: András Zoltai

This house in Csömör was built for a young married couple with one child. The best known work by the designers of AU Workshop …