World Architecture Day 2021

Architects’ House, 10. 04. In 1998 UIA, the international association of architects declared the first Monday of October to be the celebration of world architecture to draw attention to this definitive way of shaping our environment. This year the topic of this day was defined in the slogan: „Clean environment for a healthy world”. The […]

The Annual General Assembly of MÉSZ

Architects’ House, September 13th The general assembly of the Association of Hungarian Architects was held in the centre of the Association on September 13th, 2021. Traditionally, this is the event where reports about the yearly activities, achievements and financials of the organization are delivered, and the membership approves of the plans for the next year. […]

On the Heritage of Imre Makovecz on the 20th Anniversary of his Death

Text: György Szegő It is ten years now that Imre Makovecz, our „national architect” died on September 27th, 2011. Here is a commemoration with a personal touch to focus on the foundations of his way of thinking, the harmony of architecture and nature, as well as the responsibility of architects.

National Sample Design Catalog

Family house plan database available free of charge Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Lechner Knowledge Center From March 021, a detailed design documentation of modern family houses can be downloaded free of charge from the new website of the National Sample Design Catalog ( The online family house design database, implemented in collaboration with the Deputy […]

Which Past Leads to the Future?

18th International Congress of Architects, 07. 02. 2021 Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Artifex Edition The International Architectural Congress held by the Association of Hungarian Architects, traditionally organized by the publisher Artifex, was held this year in the recently handed over Eiffel Hall. So many came to the first large-scale national event after the epidemic that […]


A New Podcast Series of the Association of Hungarian Architects The Association of Hungarian Architects has launched a new podcast series entitled Auditorium, the episodes of which present a house and a modern Hungarian architect who rethought or renovated it week by week. The show conveys an important message: that it is worth saving the […]


Hungarian pavilion of the 17th International Architecture Biennale, Venice Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Ludwig Múzeum What lessons could be learnt from the heritage of architectural modernism, this often-disputed era, confronted by changing expectations of sustainability, social norms and habits, and as for Central and Eastern Europe specifically, a different political system? Othernity, the Hungarian exhibition […]

Golden Lion Award: Rafael Moneo

17th Venice International Biennale of Architecture One of the most important events of the Venice Architecture Biennale is the presentation of the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, at the suggestion of the Biennale’s chief curator, Hashim Sarkis, Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, theorist and critic, received the award. The “in memoriam” version of the […]

Prizes Awarded on March 15th

On our national holiday on March 15th, prestigious state and arts prizes are annually awarded as a rule. Besides the Ybl prize, which is traditionally handed over on this day, in 2021 our architects and thus also the professionals in architecture have been recognized with further awards. The Kossuth Prize went to Bálint Nagy and […]

Media Architectural Prize 2020

Organized by Építészfórum, on February 20th, it was the 16th time that Media Architectural Prize awards ceremony was held to recognize this year’s most outstanding works of architecture. Due to the pandemic, the event was online streamed from the venue, Trafó Contemporary Arts House. Founded by Építészfórum, the Media Architectural Prize is unique for the […]

(Magyar) Mathias Corvinus Collegium

Result of the Design Contest In January 2021 Mathias Corvinus Collegium Foundation published an open design contest for the architectural concept of the main building of Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Somlói Road, Budapest. The primary objective was to create a building (complex) the distant silhouette of which encourages us to visit it, and translates a […]

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 […]