Prizes Awarded by the Hungarian State

March 15th, 2017

The award ceremony of prizes of architecture awarded by the Hungarian state was held on March 15th, 2017. János Lázár, the head of the prime minister’s office handed over the prizes in Várkert Bazaar. Ybl Prize, …

Brand New Ideas

14th International Architects’ Congress, Várkert Bazaar, 10 March 2017

Text: György Szegő,  Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Anna Fábry

This years architects’s congress examined the state of the profession both at present and in the long run apropos of the most …

Private Spheres and Public Affairs

9th Film Festival of Architecture, 2-5 March 2017

Text: Eszter Götz

It is the ninth time that Contemporary Architecture Centre organised the series of events named Film Festival of Architecture centre, Offering film shows and related events, this programme …

Moving out from the Castle

MTA Research Centre of Arts and Social Sciences, Budapest

Architects: Tamás Noll, Attila Madzin, János Golda
Text: Anna Szövényi
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

In accordance with a governmental decree passed in 2013 several research bases of MTA (Hungarian Academy of …

Stadium-Feeling Enclosed in a Capsule

MTK Stadium, Budapest

Architect: Péter Bordás
Text: Dávid Bán
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky, György Palkó 

Fans and supporters have got to know a new form recently which is the football-capsule. The prototype of this edifice, which seems to be a …

Simply and Elegantly

Local Government and Customer Centre, Budapest, Kőbánya

Architects: István Lukács, András Vikár, Árpád Gál 
Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

When designing the customer centre in Állomás Street, Kőbánya, a former residential building had to be remodelled whilst merging …

Staying in the Village Scale

Day Nursery, Nagykovácsi

Architect: László Földes 
Text: Ágnes Bechtold 
Photos: Levente Sirokai 

Nagykovácsi is a cul-de-sac village on the margins of Budapest. It is located in a beautiful, protected, peaceful natural neighbourhood. Its unique property is that many of …

Architecture in a Borderline Situation

ArtKazal, Mórahalom

Architects: Csilla Nagy, Zoltán Tóth 
Text: Anett Mizsei 
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

The playfulness of designers and the experimental attitude of architects resulted in this apartman house with a hatched roof modelled on the analogy of a rectangular …

The Chocolate Odour of a Sugar Store

Cyclists’ Tourism Centre and Local History Museum, Szerencs

Architect: Miklós Salamin
Text: Ivett Madár
Photos: György Dénes

The Sugar Factory in Szerencs was founded in 1889. During its 120 but one years of existence the town also underwent radical …

Past salvaged into the future

Reconstruction Project of Degenfeld-Schonburg Castle, Téglás

Architect: Miklós Heppes
Text: Gábor Nagy
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

Respectable in its dimensions and scales, the single-storey Revivalist Classicist style castle was built in 1835 for Imre Degenfeld-Schonburg and his wife. The lateral …

Perspectives of Faith

The Development of the Surroundings of the Pilgrims’ Church, Máriapócs

Architects: Ferenc Salamin, Pál Salamin
Text: Bálint Botzheim 
Photos: György Dénes, Bálint Botzheim 

The situation after getting rid of the Turkish rule made it possible to create the iconostasis …

I’ll be a Pilot

Reptár – the museum of military aircrafts, Szolnok

Architects: Béla Keresztes, Róbert Sós 
Text: Miklós Okrutay 
Photos: Áron Lality 

It was a practical and self-evident opportunity for the city of Szolnok to found a museum of military aircrafts which …