Liget Budapest, New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

The Results of the International Design Contest A total of 9 valid designs were submitted for the New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum two-round international design contest to replace Petőfi Csarnok within the framework of Liget Budapest Project published in October 2014. The jury of professionals awarded two winners and two other designs as second […]

The Heritage-Based Museum Concept of Budapest

Excerpts from the project description submitted by Zoboki-Demeter and Co. Architects – excluded from evaluation Concept: Zoboki-Demeter & Associates Architects The city itself is the museum, with its public buildings and complexes, parks and plazas. Along the axis of Andrássy Avenue and in the Castle District of Buda as well as around the Museum of […]

In the Embrace Of Herbs

Herbal Valley, Zánka Architect: András Krizsán Text: Gábor Kerner Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Calvinist church and its neighbourhood is one of the most exciting sites in Zánka which is located north of Lake Balaton. This is where the Visitors’ and Educational Centre of Herbal Valley was built to designs by architect András Krizsán. From afar […]

Semi-Wall with a Semi-Roof

Studio House, Debrecen Architect: Péter Kovács – Ybl Miklós díj 2015 Text: Attila Kőszeghy Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The studio-building by Péter Kovács in Ötmalom Street is an intellectual experience projected onto the oldest blocks of the city with its „cheeky” positioning. It makes a nest amongst old houses of the middle-class and thus valorizes their […]

Opening the Space

The New Parsonage, Parish Church of the Celestial Queen, Újpest Architect: Zoltán Berzsák Text: Anna Losonczy Photos: József Hajdú The architecture of St Stephen’s Square in Újpest was originally defined by the massive structures of the parish church and the mayor’s office block. As a result of an agreement between the local government and the […]

The Old Convent of the Silent Brethren

The Reconstruction of the Convent Building of the Camaldolese Hermits in Majk Architects: Gábor Szabó , Endre Tornai Text: Pál Lővei Photos: Tibor Zsitva The complex of the hermits’ community in Majk where the monastery in the woods still exists, each cell-house with their fences and gardens are unique historic monuments of the Baroque style […]

Harmonious Contrast

The Conversion of Mende Villa, Budapest Architects: Béla Málnai (1931), Csaba Kovács (2014) Text: Marianna Berényi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Built in the 1930s, the villa rated as a progressive one compared to its contemporary resort homes in the Baroque or Revivalist Classicist style. It was composed in the register of Modernist architecture with its flat […]

Simplicity Rich in Details

The Reconstruction of Saint Paraskeva Church, Nesebar, Bulgaria Architects: Todor Mihaylov, Elitsa Andreeva, Emilia Kaleva, Aleksandra Vadinska Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Evgeni Dinev Nesebar is a 3,000 year-old settlement along the coastline of the Black Sea in Bulgaria. Its church named after St Paraskeva dates from the 14th century when the town flourished. It is […]

Stylish connection

Dwelling house, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Architects: László Tulogdy, Gábor Tóthfalusi Text: Katalin Moscu Photos: László Tulogdy Clients commissioning the house standing on the estate of civil servants named after Andrei Muresanu in Cluj-Napoca are wonderful young people for whom the proximity of the historic inner city was a priority when choosing the site and the real […]

Vienna – Budapest Metropolis along the Danube

Architektur im Ringturm, 21 April – 5 June 2015 No two European cities are as similar in so many ways as Vienna and Budapest. During the founding period, these twin cities were both referred to as the “Queen of the Danube”. At first glance, their ring and radial roads look virtually identical. Their former imperial […]

Salzburg Unbuilt

Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, 28 March – 12 June 2015 This spring the Museum der Moderne Salzburg will offer a completely new perspective of Salzburg with an exhibition devoted for the first time to rejected ideas, failed concepts, and utopian plans for this city. Over the centuries, many outstanding architects have helped to shape the […]

Vienna. The Pearl of the Reich

Planning for Hitler Architekturzentrum Wien, 18 March – 17 August 2015 The 2015 spring and summer exhibition in the Architekturzentrum Wien is devoted to the presentation of building in Vienna under National Socialism. Using Vienna as an example, the construction and planning activity of the Third Reich is presented for the first time in this […]