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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …