Young Architects in Black and White 2021 The programme was initiated by Gábor Reischl, formerly chairman of the Association of Hungarian Architects and launched in 2006, and is actually the 8th edition of the biannual programme. Applicants of this contest were professionals under the age of 40 with a degree acquired in Hungary in architecture. […]

Protection for the Diplomats’ House

A Joint Statement by MÉK and MÉSZ The board of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects has officially made a statement concerning the building in District 1 Budapest at No. 4-5 Holy Trinity Square designed by György Jánossy and László Laczkovics. The board of the Association of Hungarian Architects made a decision to share this statement […]

Iván Kotsis Award 2021: Péter Sugár

This recognition awarded by the Association of Hungarian Architects is a „fair-play prize” of professionals symbolizing the approach authenticated also by the oeuvre of the denominator with his pursue of his vocation with the modesty of an architect based on ethics. Besides, it is also an appreciation of high-standard education. At the awards ceremony held […]

Pro Architectura Award 2021

To continue the traditions of the past few years, Pro Architectura award contest was published again in 2021. The goal has been unchanged: to promote outstanding achievements of architects and designers in architecture, landscape art and interior design, to make Hungarian architecture better known, to encourage the creation of high-standard man-made environment, to protect architectural […]

Budapest Architecture Merit Awards 2021

Each year Budapest Architecture Merit Award is awarded on November 15th, the birthday of the capital city to recognize the maintenance, upkeeping and development of the man-made heritage of Budapest based on values with the criteria that works are unique in their harmony with nature and landscape. Due to the pandemic, this year the awards […]

Media Architecture Prize 2021

On November 6th it was the 17th time to award the current year’s outstanding works of architecture with the Media Architecture Prize at the ceremony held in Uránia National Movie Theatre. Founded by Építészfórum, is now a professionals’ event with a past of 17 years, which is unique in the sense that the jury evaluates […]

Hungarian Architecture 2010–2020

MÉK, 2021, 494 pages Text: György Szegő The Chamber of Hungarian Architects surveys the best works of Hungarian architecture in the past decade in this thick bilingual volume. Editor Eszter Dénes, graphic artist András Vizvárdi and the members of the editorial board launched a new series with this publication. This selection offers novelties even for […]

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 (mintatervkatalogus.hu). 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 […]