Pál Csonka Award 2019

Association of Hungarian Architects, 8 July 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Ildikó Fazekas / MÉSZ The Pál Csonka Award, founded by the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) in 1988, was presented and honored at the headquarters of the Association of Hungarian Architects on July 8, in honor of the renowned scientist and teacher of several […]

Continuous Past

The Renewed Carmelite Complex Architects: Gábor Zoboki, Csaba Silvester Text: Miklós Sulyok Photos: Tamás Réthey-Prikkel This task may have been the most difficult one for design in the past few decades in Hungarian architecture with which Gábor Zoboki was commissioned: he had to design the new headquarters of the Ministers in the Castle District by […]

A New Beginning

Fatima Pilgrimage Center and Shrine, Alsószentiván Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The appearance of the Blessed Virgin in Fatima was first celebrated on May 13th in 1951 in Alsószentiván. This tiny village has been frequented by lots of pilgrims since then, the Catholic church being a shrine on the 13th of […]

A Striking Answer

The Calvinist Church, Újpalota, Budapest Architect: Balázs Kertész Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky In the early 2000s, the Calvinist community started to evolve in Pestújhely and Újpalota, which soon brought about the need for a church of their own. Design process launched in 2015 followed a programme clearly phrased by the congregation whilst allowing […]

A Change of Scales in Zugligeti Road

The transformation of MOME Campus Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Zsolt Hlinka The comprehensive reconstruction of the Campus of Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) has reached its resting point. The large-scale project was launched in the wake of a governmental decree in 2014: a tender was published to invite […]

An Open Book

József Attila Public Library, Makó Architects: Imre Makovecz†, Judit Szente-Vargáné Gerencsér Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Zsófia Kedves, Tibor Zsitva The building opened as the home of the public library in Makó 1971 had deteriorated hazardously by 2007. The first sketches for its reconstruction were made by Dezső Ekler in 1997. Back in those days the […]

Market, Ecomony

Market Hall, Nagykőrös Architects: Irén Járomi, Gyula Kiss Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: György Palkó Nagykőrös is a traditionally agricultural and commercial centre with a monthly market which is a major forum for regional trade. The preservation of traditions is a prioritized mission of the town. In order to allow the market to throb like the […]

Danube Riverbank Awakening

Pesterzsébet Open-air Baths Építészek: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Bence László Dobos, Zsolt Nagy Szöveg: Zoltán Dragon Fotók: József Hajdú The baths complex was founded in Pesterzsébet in 1924, almost at the peak season of such facilities in Budapest. The model, which it was designed after, as well as a point of reference for it was […]

A Competitive Alternative

Solar Decathlon 2019, Szentendre Text: Krisztián Dudics Photos: Képkocka / Gergely Potyondi, Solar Decathlon In 2002 a contest for universities and the construction industry was launched on the initiative of the government titled Solar Decathlon to encourage designs and the construction of modern exemplary residential buildings that offer innovative, energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable alternatives based on […]

EXPO 2019 at the Foot of the Great Chinese Wall

Gardening World Exhibition, Beijing, 29 April – 7 October 2019 Text and photos: Pál Lővei Some 74 km from the centre of Beijing, the most frequented part of the great wall in Badaling is backed by a basin of Yanqing Hills where an international gardening exhibition was opened covering the largest area in the history […]

Generative Paper Lantern

Plasencia Auditorium and Conference Centre, Murcia, Spain Architects: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano Text: Levente Gyulai, Vilmos Katona Photos: Iwan Baan Designed by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, Plasencia conference centre and auditorium is located in Murcia, Spain, on the outskirts of Cartagena. Although SelgasCano architects won the tender back in 2005, the complex with a […]

Creative Space Utilization

Architectural and social aspects Text: Laura Takács, Dr. Tamás Fejérdy One of the goals of redesigning historic spaces is to make cooperation easier, create communities and initiate spontaneous meetings. This kind of space design is not only targeted to meet a certain type of direct functional needs, but also to reframe communal and social life […]