Reformation 500

The Traces of the Memorial Year of Reformation Left on the Townscape

Text: Eszter Götz 
Photos: Balázs Danyi, Ákos Polgárdi 

The world celebrates the 500th anniversary of Luther’s action in 2017. The Memorial Year of Reformation has activated cultural and religious life in Hungary too. Some of the commemorations were significant for architecture and townscapes and cityscapes. Moreover, it communicates the relationship between city- and towndwellers and the spirituality of reformation. In autumn 2016, the Reformation Memorial Committee published a call for a public installation. The first prize went to the designs submitted by Levente Szabó and Ákos Polgárdi Ákos, based on which the most exciting project of the Memoral Year was realized in Kálvin Square in Budapest in May, 2017: it is an installation embedded in the pavement near the Calvinist church.

Concept and design: Levenet Szabó Levente DLA, Ákos Polgárdi 
Fellow designer: Rita Dolmány 
Text selection: Dr. István Bogárdi Szabó, Ádám Galambos, Lilla Gyimóthy, Dr. Károly Hafenscher, Ibolya Maczák, Villő Nagy, Márton Zászkaliczky 
Concrete elements: Tamás Enyed, Veronika Fazekas, János Káposztay, Ádám Pokoraczki,  Szabolcs Vajda, Ákos Zajzon – VPi Betonmanufaktúra
Contractor: Kőművészeti Kft.
Webdesign: Ákos Polgárdi 
Website: Circumstances Creative co.
Client: Reformáció Emlékbizottság