Influence the World

Chairmen’s Meeting, UIA Region II, Cracow Text: László Mikó The meeting of the chairmen of the member countries of Region II, which consists of 32 members and is thus the most populous one, took place on October 15th-16th, 2015. László György Sáros, the chairman of MÉSZ (the Association of Hungarian Architects) as well as Dénes […]

Autonomous Variation(s) of the Cube

NIIFI Superb Computer Centre, University of Debrecen Architect: Marcel Ferencz Text: Zorán Vukoszávlyev Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Campus along Kassai Road is the site of the developments affecting the University of Debrecen at the grandest scale as it has been extended by yet another building here. The structure built to house superb computers has been […]

Fine tuning

Market Building, Budafok Architect: András Tibor Kertész Text: Gábor Turányi Photos: József Hajdú The local government of Budafok published a design tender in 2009 to replace the old market and the new structure was built after the tender winning plans by András Kertész in 2015. Its architectural character reflects an experimental and yet mature architecture. […]

The Art of Gestures

Sports Swimming Pool, Győr Architect: Attila Bodrossy Text: Vilmos Katona Photos: Tibor Zsitva A construction project of generous scales as well as steps made in order to boost the population and sports life in the city feature schemes meant to re-interpret the north-western part of Győr: this sequence starts with the new sports swimming-pool. The […]

Family House in Farkasrét

House of the Year Prize 2015 – Special Mention Architects: Gábor Bártfai-Szabó, Mariann Nagy Text: Krisztián Dudics Photos: György Dénes The client, a married couple had alreday known the family house in Budakeszi designed by Bártfai-Szabó Gábor from an article published in a newspaper and decided to commission him with the design works of their […]

Organic Beautification

Ilcsi Beauty Parlour, Budapest Architects: Attila Korompay, Ádám Hatvani Text: Eszter Galamb Photos: Balázs Danyi Although Ilcsi branded Beautifying Products are traded in more than 40 countries all over the world, and hundreds of cosmetics parlours use them throughout Hungary, the enterprise has opened its very first independent centre and show-room in Budapest just now. […]

A Gem in the Forest

Water-Tower, Nagyerdő, Debrecen Architects: Zoltán Győrffy, Róbert Novák Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Zsolt Batár The majority of our relics of industrial architecture have been doomed to a hard and difficult destiny by social-economic changes and transformations. many of them disappear without leaving behind a trace. As a result, they are erazed from the history of […]

Sails by the Pier

The Reconstruction of the Old Harbour, Tihany Architects: László Földes, András Farkas, Péter Sugár DLA Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Old Harbour, which is part of the Tihany peninsula, is located by the shore of Lake Balaton. Its architectural character conveys the relics of various stages preserved from its history. Facelifted now, this […]

Open Space for Arts

LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura Architect: Ivano Gianola Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Studio Fotografico Pagi LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura is a new cultural centre being opened in September 2015 and dedicated to the visual arts, music and the performing arts. The striking architectural structure overlooking the lake provides space for a rich programme of […]

Bridges to the Space

Pedestrian Bridges in Denmark Architects: Olafur Eliasson, Gjøde & Povlsgaard Text: Edit Pálinkás In Denmark, important aspect of urban planning is to think about what constitutes quality in urban space and about the atmosphere of a space. There is a strong tradition of focusing on inclusion, on accepting the other and welcoming ideas that we […]

Let us build a tent for the Lord…

Vadász chapel, Göbös manor Architects: Szilárd Köninger, Ádám Tátrai, Júlia Stein Text: János Golda Photos: Szilárd Köninger, Dániel Ungerhofer The Faculty of Architecture in Győr is not only looking for innovative ways of architectural creativity breaking through the borders of genres during the famous creative week, but also organizes voluntary village-building camps for students in […]

Diploma Awards 2015

Selection of the MÉK-MÉSZ Diploma Award Winning Designs The Hungarian Chamber of Architects and the Association of Hungarian Architects jointly advertise a contest for diploma prizes awarded for professional excellence on a regular basis, year by year now for graduate students majoring in architecture. In 2015 the jury of professionals awarded a total of ten […]