Architectural Prizes and Awards 2013

Founded in 1953 and redefined in 1992, the Ybl Prize is the most prestigious architectural recognition in Hungary.
This year’s Ybl Prize has gone to:
Dr. Bálint Bachmann DLA, Dr. Marcel István Ferencz DLA, Ágnes Kravár, Csaba Molnár DLA, Béla Sisa.

Castles and Human Beings, Europa Nostra Prize 2013

In the category of preserving cultural heritage the minor Festetics castle of Alsóbogát has been awarded Europa Nostra prize. Csaba Nagyházi and his wife, the owners of an art gallery in Budapest bought the deteriorating castle in Alsóbogát in Somogy county which was then used for „the purposes of agriculture”. Their highly refined taste…

Forgotten Oeuvres

Adriana Priatková, Peter Pásztor
Lajos Oelschläger-Őry, Košice 2012

Lilly Dubowitz: In Search of a Forgotten Architect
Stefan Sebők 1901-1942, AA, London, 2012

Coming Home

Situated near Sopron, Raiding prides itself on being the birthplace of Ferenc Liszt. A few years ago a modern concert hall was built next to the museum housed in the building where the composer was born after plans by a team of Dutch architects. However, the summer music festival in itself will not stop the decrease of the population…

The Village Discovered

Since 2005 the tendency characteristic of the EU has also accelerated in Hungary: the inhabitants of minor settlements tend to give up on farming and move into towns and cities. However, many of the young urban people move on too from their home towns as there is not enough work. Simultaneously with this, provincial life is being more and more…

Landscape – Region – Identity

Liveliness is an essential constituent of tradition. Architectural tradition is a kind of the realizations of life and lifestyle in a certain place. However, it is not only a representation of it but also a follow-up. This dual nature features every single constituent of tradition. Vernacular architecture is also live and lively – just like a snail…

Constructors of the Future

The new industrial unit and office hall of RATI is the very first industrial development in Hungary that needs no outer energy supply. What is even more, it is soon producing surplus energy. The owner of the company specialized in producing spare parts for car-bodies and the architects decided as soon as the idea occurred to them that…

Brave Reservedness

The Architects of the Szeged Space and Form have been making plans and designs for Hódmezővásárhely for over twenty years now and thus know and feel the town quite well. Their concept design for the revitalization of the environment of the Tornyai Museum has been on blueprint for years. Meanwhile resources made available…

One, two, three

Although at the time of the publication of the tender in 2007 the building was meant to have a somewhat different function, the crisis of the economic environment forced a change: thus this building houses the most important rooms of air traffic control and the management of the company as well. The finished structure occupies the site…

Pure Symbolism

It is great pleasure that the number of buildings hosting the social and educational functions of various religious communities in Hungary has increased since the change of the political system to such an extent. The most recent of them is the belfry of the Community House of the Calvinist Church in Szandaszőlős in the region of Szolnok.

f_f_f_ Young people in black-and-white 2013

The competition is a follow-up of a program launched in 2006 also successful between 2008 and 2010. It is meant to survey how the young generation can contribute to the architectural character of a site, sustainability, the strengthening of communities and how they could co-operate with local initiatives. The Association of Hungarian Architects…

Performance Driven Architecture

Lectures: Bálint Botzheim, Anna Baróthy, Péter Dóczé, Dániel Erdély, Lídia Felföldi, Levente Gyulai, Barna Kovács D., Tamás Lévai, Ákos Maróy and the authors of the Performance-Driven Architecture exhibition in FUGA: Alex Kalachev, Krassimir Krastev, Andrea Rox Rossi, Tudor Cosmatu, Sebastian Bialkowski