Dilemmas of the View

The „Mushroom” and Beyond

Architects: Levente Szabó, Zsolt Gyüre
Text: Krisztina Somogyi
Photos: Tamás Szentirmai

The structure referred to as the Gomba („Mushroom”) has been a protected monument since 1997. Its conditions preceding the facelift project illustrates that the …

Walkable Textures

The Facelifting of the Promenade in Veszprém

Architect: Zsolt György Kovács, Jana Beránková, Dávid Kovács, Márton Becker, Péter Lukács
Text: Vilmos Katona
Photos: Dávid Kovács

The rehabilitation project of public areas in the inner city of Veszprém is inseparable …

Living in an Amphitheatre

Felvinci Mansion Park, Budapest

Architect: Csaba Virág
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

Rózsadomb (“Rose Hill”), which had once been a vineyard, was developed in the 1920s and 30s as the wealthy middle-class families had their mansions built here. …

Unnoticed Imprints

A Detached House in Budafok

Architect: Szabolcs Szentmáry
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Szentirmai, Szabolcs Szentmáry

Having a dialogue with the past is a difficult task in a context like the garden suburb of Budafok where intense traditions of …

A Site of Healing Faculties

Medical Centre – Kecskemét County Hospital

Architect: Miklós Marosi
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Balázs Danyi

The first building to house a hospital on the site which was created in 1980 along Nyíri Road was designed by Miklós Marosi, a …

Between White Walls

Oncoradiology Centre, Debrecen

Architect: Péter Kovács
Text: András Bán
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Both the city and university of Debrecen appreciate local talents, thus it was not the first commission that Péter Kovács received in the campus project. When designing …

The Reconstruction of Kossuth Lajos Square

The Parliament Museum and the Visitors’ Centre, Budapest

Architect: Zoltán Tima
Landscape: Sándor Mohácsi
Text: Ágnes Józsa
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Kossuth Square was renewed in 2014. Behind it there is the Parliament designed by Imre Steindl in Neo-Renaissance style …

The Wellisch Tenement Palace

Reconstruction of KIM Headquarters, Kossuth Square

Architects: Béla Bánáti
Text: Pál Ritoók
Photos: Zoltán Vass, Tamás Bujnovszky

The tenement palace once owned by Alfréd Wellisch in today’s Kossuth Square (formerly the Parliament Square) has been used as a public …

A Micro-Universe in Kazinczy Street

Cube House, Budapest

Architects: Minusplus
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The building stands in the middle of Madách Promenade and still is avoided by the pedestrian street as it is planned to be continued at Kazinczy Street. At …

Hommage a Puskás

Pancho Arena, Felcsút

Architect: Tamás Dobrosi
Text: Gábor Erhardt
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The building is erected in the garden formerly belonging to the mansion, wedged in a site defined by the lower fields, the mansion and a street with …

Lantern in the Great Forest

Stadium, Debrecen

Architect: Péter Bordás
Text: András Bán
Photos:Tamás Bujnovszky

Commissioned to design the football arena of Debrecen, Péter Bordás and his team of architects had to face the challenge of reconciling the clashing criteria of the protected natural …

Sports are bonanza today if managed well

The Economic Aspects of Stadium Operation

Text: Krisztina András
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The evolution of stadium designs is a fine illustration of changes in society and economic systems. Stadiums built earlier were primarily meant to function as sports venues, …