Public Buildings – Changing Aspects

Lectures and Discussion, FUGA, January 22nd, 2016

Text: Eszter Götz

Tumaini church, Kibera, Kenya

The Public Buildings Design Department of the Budapest University of Technology has commemorated its 70th anniversary. Head of the department, Mihály Balázs and his colleagues …

Freestyle or In a Responsible Way

Opinions on the Cancellation of Licensing the Construction of Detached Family Houses

Text: Éva Tétényi

Bánffyhunyad, 2015

A governmental decree came into effect at the end of December, 2015 with the ambition to simplify the licensing procedure of constructing …

Telluric power

The New St George’s Church in Józsa District, Debrecen

Architect: Zoltán Győrffy
Text: Tamás Meggyesi
Photos: Zsolt Batár

The newly built church primarily impresses the visitor via its gently proportionate mass and unique, homogeneous material qualities. The simple, acute-angled …

The Synthesis of Dignity

The Remodelling and Extension of the Clinic, Pécs

Architects: Csikós Zoltán, Peity Attila
Text: dr. Kiss Zsolt István
Photos: Csikós Zoltán

Suited to accommodate 400 patients, the clinic was a characteristic building of the University of Medicine in Pécs. …

From train depot to a public space

Railway Station, Pécs

Architect: Tibor Hajós
Text: Mónika Pilkhoffer
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

It was a milestone for Pécs in 2010 that the city, being an European Culture Capital then, was given the chance to get enriched with several new …

An Urban Structure Being Re-Evaluated

Southern Railway Station, Budapest

Text: dr. Nagy Béla

It did not take long for the world to recognize the significance of rail travel. Only appr. ten years after the opening of the Stockton – Darlington railway line, the law …

Forged into one

Municipal Offices and Train Station, Delft

Architects: Mecanoo
Text: Edit Pálinkás
Photos: Harry Cock, Mecanoo

Six years after the original announcement of the project, the first phase of Mecanoo’s new Train Station and City Hall complex in Delft, has …

Lovely Playfulness

Bus Station, Szentgotthárd

Architect: Géza Kendik
Text: Anett Mizsei
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The concept of the newly inaugurated bus terminal passenger lounge in Szentgotthárd was based on a clear formula faultlessly consistent from both a formal and a functional …

Riding a Bus in a Pompous Way

Coach Terminal, Keszthely

Architect: Tamás Riedl
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

In Keszthely, the neighbourhood of the railway station was chosen for this purpose, which seems like a widespread solution. Being subordinated to the railway, coach transport had …

Up close and far away

Star Park, Zselic

Architects: Judit Erdélyi-Gáspár, Róbert Erdélyi
Text: Judit Fenyvesi
Photos: Barbara Deák, Judit Fenyvesi, Gábor Szellő

As a result of a large-scale development of tourist facilities including several structures, the Star Park of Zselic had been completed …

Land art on the Top of the World

Messner Mountain Museum, Corones, Italy

Architect: Zaha Hadid
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects

Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum …

Building Game

Dévényi Antal Lookout Tower, Nagy-Kopasz Hill

Architect: Dr. Ferenc Lőke
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

Rising above Piliscsaba, Nagy-Kopasz Hill is crowned with a lookout tower which is the true reflection of a very simple gesture: it seems …