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 …

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 …

Silver Carpenter’s Pencil Prize 2020

It is the 11th time now that the architectural and press prize named Silver Carpenter’s Pencil has been awarded. It also heralded the coming of a new era with the new decade: from this year on, the Association of …

Elemér Zalotay 1932–2020

Text: György Szegő

Elemér Zalotay, an iconic architect in both Hungarian and international architecture, passed away on November 14th, 2020. He made thousands of designs for the future, but left only a few houses behind which are all excellent, …

Underground Minimalism

The Modernisation of Four Stations of M3 Line

Architects: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Gergely Hartmann, Anikó Kármán, Viktor Polonyi, Klára Szilágyi, Annamária Bretz
Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: Zsolt Hlinka

Four old-and-new stations of metro line No. 3 were opened …

Three Eras of a Villa

The Reconstruction of the Synagogue in Thököly Road

Architect: Tamás Dévényi
Text: Rudolf Klein
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The synagogue in Thököly Road appears to be a unique building as it does not seem to be a synagogue, as opposed …

Castle, Props, Castle

Renovation of Schossberger Castle, Tura

Architecture: TSPC Kft. (Miklós Ybl, 1873)
Text: Gábor Nagy
Photos: Norbert Juhász – TSPC

The castle in Tura was built by Vilmos Schossberger in 1873, originally as a summer resort. Its designer was Miklós …

The House of the Seed-Sower

Calvinist Church and Congregation Home, Csömör

Architect: Zoltán Berzsák
Text: Sándor Csontó
Photos: József Hajdú

The Calvinist Mission Congregation of Csömör-Nagytarcsa published an invitational tender back in December 2013 for the preliminary designs of a multi-functional complex named „The …

Assimilating Zeitgeist

The Gym Hall of St Margaret Secondary Grammar School

Architects: Zsolt Félix, Tamás Fialovszky, Bálint Gulyás, Gergely Kenéz
Text: Tamás Kiss
Photos: Gergely Kenéz

Students of the Buda-based St Margaret Secondary Grammar School have recently taken over their new …

A Place for Healing

The Extension Project of the Buda Hospital of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John

Architect: Zsolt István Kiss
Text: Anna Zöldi
Photos: József Hajdú, András Móri

The first stage of the extension and modernization project of the Hospital of …

Landscape Projection, Geometric Forms

Kis-Balaton Visitors’ Centre, Fenékpuszta

Architect: Zsolt Vasáros
Text: Zorán Vukoszávlyev
Photos: Bendegúz Takáts, Richárd Tóth

The lake named Kis-Balaton is a wide marsh and moor zone of the river Zala, which formerly occupied a large area. Completed this summer, …

Spare and Playful

Tenement House with 27 Units, Kőbánya

Architects: Katalin Vonnák, Györgyi Csontos
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Viktor Rozmann

A solid and yet playful residential building has now appeared amongst the old patinated and deteriorating buildings in the industrial zone of …