2021/1 Díjak Szcéna rovat

István Kotsis Award 2020

MÉSZ, December 15th, 2020 On December 15th, the 131st birthday of István Kotsis, the medals named after him were awarded  as the professional recognition of fair-play architects which is a recognition by the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) for educators’ work and achievements who double excellently as designer architects. Based on the proposals of the […]

2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Pro Architectura Prize 2020

On November 19th, Minister Gergely Gulyás awarded the Pro Architectura prizes for recognizing the activities of those propagating and popularizing Hungarian architecture, the creation of high standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, and activities to shape architectural thinking as such, as well as outstanding achievements in the interests of reaching the […]

2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Budapest Architecture Award for Excellence 2020

On November 17th, which is the birthday of Budapest, the Budapest Architectural Award for Excellence 2020 was awarded. It is a professional recognition for high-standard designs and constructions of new or modernized buildings, edifices, public domains, interiors that improve the architectural image of the capital city, or the utilization of a certain part of the […]


2019/6 Esemény Post Scriptum Utóirat 2019/6

Past – Present – Future

30 Years of Károly Kós Association Text: László György Sáros Photos: Lőrinc Csernyus, Attila Kristók The civilian association uniting and coordinating Hungarian organic architecture was founded 30 years ago by seven minor associations in 1989. Founders unanimously decided to choose Károly Kós’s name naturally taking on his heritage and spirituality. The founding masters, Miklós Kampis, […]

2019/6 Esemény Post Scriptum Utóirat 2019/6

FUGA 10 +

Lessons of the FUGA Anniversary Festival Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Ferenc Kocsis In October 2019 FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which is a memorable milestone event in its history. Founded in 2009, FUGA has evolved into a brandmark of Gesamtkunswerk commitment, and a genuine and authentic venue of the cultural […]

2019/5 Díjak Esemény Szcéna rovat

World Architects’ Day 2019

Association of Architects, House of Architects, 7 October 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Edit Pálinkás On October 7th, architects celebrated the Architects’ World Day. The programmes held all day long included lectures and discussions, this year’s diploma ceremony, as well as several other programmes of this year, such as the opening of the international exhibition […]


2021/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre Keszthely 2020

Results of the Contest The Architecture Department of the Hungarian Art Academy published an open tender of architecture titled The Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre 2020 to invite proposals and concepts for a multi-functional complex offering high-standard services in a location of high significance by means and tools of architecture and landscape design including […]


Budapest 100 – Community Video

In light of these new circumstances the Budapest100 weekend in May has been postponed; however, we still want to show that the watchful residents of Budapest are still the keepers of many treasures. If you feel like sharing some of your treasures, we invite you to participate in the making of the Budpaest100 community video. […]

2020/1 Kiállítás Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Young Architects’ Generation 2019

Contest and travelling exhibition Text and photo: András Borsos “young architects’ generation” contest and travelling exhibition has been organized by the Association of Hungarian Architects since 2006 every other year initiated by dr. Gábor Reischl, formerly the chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ). It is targeted to present the best achievements of young Hungarian […]

2020/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019

The result of the architectural competition The Hungarian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture, announced an open architectural application called “Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019”, in the framework of which it awaited a proposal for the construction of a unique cultural and leisure center in the historical downtown of Szentendre by the integration and rehabilitation […]


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2021/5 Téma rovat

A Well-Deserved Place

Visitors’ Centre and Ecclesiastic Collection Store, Székesfehérvár Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Walking the streets of the former coronation town, Székesfehérvár one can actually feel its history. This rich fabric has been added a more recent layer: next to the gardens of the Episcopal Palace there is now the Visitors’ Centre […]

2021/5 Téma rovat

St Stephen’s Live Heritage

Holy Trinity Chapel, Derekegyház Architect: László Váncza Text: Péter Vesmás Photos: Balázs Danyi The orientation and horizontal configuration of the Holy Trinity Chapel in Derekegyház follows examples of medieval rural churches. Its entrance is marked by a tower organically integrated in the design, and the choir above the gate covers the entrance porch. The interior […]

2021/5 Téma rovat

Community Beneath a Spacious Roof

Extension of the Roman Catholic Parish, Pestszentimre Architect: Zoltán Kovács Text: Nóra Ostoróczky Photos: Zoltán Kovács The community of Pestszentimre has been dreaming of their own centre which was built in 2020 and is referred to in their own publication as ,,our house”. The church yard with a unique milieu has been the venue for […]

2021/5 Téma rovat

Service and Commemoration

The Remodelling of the Parish, Torna, Slovakia Architect: Jan Krcho Text: Béla Pazár Photos: Jan Krcho In the row of houses facing the street it is surprising that a single-storey flat-roof brick structure stands on the side of the development with a magically unexpected situation. It may have been slightly modified, but we do not […]


2021/5 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/5

Using Polivalent

Alternative multifunctional design practice Text: Péter Müllner By the early 1960s it had been obvious that there is a huge and widening gap between needs of users – concerning architecture – and the everyday practices of the profession. In order to bridge this gap, architects and theoreticians of architecture then started to work out various […]

2021/5 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/5

Town in the Landscape – Landscape in the Town

The Concept of Landscape in Hungarian Urbanism (1930–1955) Text: Gábor Oláh Since the 1930s, the landscape has evolved into an omni-present concept of reference in social sciences. In the interwar period the presence of the concept in discourses in both sciences and public life in Hungary most probably exerted significant influence on post-war workshops such […]

2021/5 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/5

Mansion Diary

Construction and Reconstruction of Walter Rózsi Mansion Text: Ágnes Anna Sebestyén Walter Rózsi Mansion, which is the new exhibition venue of the Museum of Hungarian Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre (Magyar Építészeti Múzeum és Műemlékvédelmi Dokumentációs Központ, MÉM MDK) is due to open to the public early in 2022. At present the remodernization and […]

2021/5 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/5

On Ouvre Trapped in the Shadow

The life and work of architect Ede Dvořák (1861–1920) Text: Enikő Tóth Architect Dvořák Ede started his career in Győző Czigler’s highly successful studio which received abundant commissions and he worked there for 22 designing under the architect’s supervision. Czigler, who died at the early age of 55, left the office in his care, as […]


2021/5 Terv rovat

Plan for a National Culture Park

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Concept: Barna Kovács D. – Barna Architects Kft. The site of the National Culture Park is a 35-hectare area in Yamag district, located west of the inner city of Ulaanbaatar. The scheme contains a development on approximately 95.000 m2 with functions, community zones and parking spaces. The architectural concept of the park draws […]

2021/4 Terv rovat

Urban Floating Oasis

A New Recreational Island in New York Architect: Thomas Heatherwick Text: György Szegő Photos: Michael Grimm, Thomas Schenck – Little Island Three of New York’s frequented rusty zones are former quays. Two of them are actually the banks of Manhattan East River and Hudson River. The former has been modernized by constructing a clearway, whilst […]

2021/4 Terv rovat

Digital Museum Plan

Veszprém, European Capital of Culture 2023 Concept and text: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa In recent decades, the institution of the museum has evolved from a sanctuary of learning to a place of experiential experience that seeks to please the public with stunning effects. The concept of creating a new Digital Museum within the framework of […]

2021/3 Terv rovat

Hungarian Concepts for the Shenzhen Opera Competition

Concepts: ZDA, Robert Gutowski Architects In 2020, two projects from two Hungarian architectural firms were included in the second round of the international design competition for the design of the Shenzhen Opera House, among the top 20 designs. Below we present the plans of ZDA as well as Robert Gutowski Architects.  

Kreatív városok

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Radical transformation

Developing the centre of a settlement, Gyermely Architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: Balázs Danyi Having in-depth knowledge of the structure of the village Gyermely, the team named Gereben Marián Architects managed by Balázs Marián DLA and Péter Gereben found themselves a challenge here at the end of the 2000s. As a […]

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Oxford in the foothills of the Alps

Facelifted Benedictine Convent House, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz Photos: Tibor Ohr An eventful year started in 2014 when ISES Foundation was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s office to work out a study on viability with the aim to save the architectural heritage of Kőszeg almost on the brink of complete deterioration […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

The Place Where…

Intimacy, creativity, flow Text: Tamás Fejérdy, Ferenc Miszlivetz, Laura Takács Architectural spaces do not tend to be utility calculations in the case of historic towns, as they are born based on human needs, well-established and fixed habits, the respect of old times, the gripping effect of the view, that is natural, cultural and aesthetic codes. […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

Treating Landscape Injuries with Art

Volcanoes Park, Zalahaláp Sculptors: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Text: Balázs Szász Photos: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Born in a family of doctors and artists, Chilean-Hungarian sculptor Rhea Marmentini started to realize one of her long-time dream at the meeting point of Mediterranean and continental climates: to reconstruct a wound on the landscape of Haláp Hill, […]