Iván Kotsis Medal: Gábor U. Nagy

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 …

In Memoriam Béla Kerékgyártó (1949-2018)

Béla Kerékgyártó, philosopher passed away on December 5th, 2018. He was a dedicated lecturer of architecture with BME (Budapest University of Technology) and the PhD Course of Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture who shaped the approaches of several …

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 …