Report from the Front – Aectivators

The Hungarian Exhibition of the Biennual in Venice Venice Biennal, Giardini, 28 Junue – 27 November 2016 Curators: Gábor Fábián, Dénes Fajcsák Text: György Szegő Photos: József Rosta / Ludwig Múzeum Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the chief curator of the 15th Biennial of Architecture in Venice used a national example to explain the „new viewpoint”. […]

Landscape Architect of the Year Award 2016

As usual, the highlight of the series of events associated with the Month of Landscape Architecture was the ceremony of the Landscape Architecture Awards ceremony taking place in FUGA on April 26th, 2016. The jury of professionals chose Geum Landscape Architects’ Office (Csenge Csontos†, Borbála Gyüre and Gergely Lád) as the best candidate in this […]

Landscape Odyssey 2015

Cataloguue of Hungarian landscape architecture Landscape Odyssey 2015 included high quality landscape architectural projects from Hungary, while introduced them country-wide in a frame of an exhibition series as well and disseminated this collection as a catalogue over Central Europe.

Museum of Ethnography

Results of the contest The Liget Budapest Project has announced an international design competition for the new Museum of Ethnography building, to be located on the edge of the Városliget (City Park). Fifteen prominent international and Hungarian architect offices will participate in the restricted tender for the design of the new museum building, including for […]

Contours of Cultural Memory

St Ladislaus’ National Memorial Site Visitors’ Centre, Somogyvár Architects: Csaba Molnár, Viktor Szentkuti, Dénes Halmai Text: Eszter Baku Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Launched in 2012, the complex programme meant to develop the visitors’ centre of the St Ladislaus’ memorial site of the Benedictine abbey ambitioned to preserve the existing conditions of the ruins, to display the […]


The Reconstruction of the Castle District, Sopron Architect: Levente Szabó Landscape architecture: GEUM Text: Barnabás Winkler Photos: Balázs Danyi The historic core of downtown Sopron is surrounded by the walls of the castle. Enriched with bastions, they were built from locally quarried stone and there is a narrow promenade running along them. The latter path […]


Reconstruction of Széll Kálmán Square, Budapest Architects: Tamás Fialovszky, Richárd Hőnich Landscape architect: Barnabás Szakács Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The reconstruction project of Széll Kálmán Square, which is the largest junction of the transport system of Buda, has been exposed to open and heated disputes as it divided opinions of both professionals and […]

Blown by the Széll…

Notes the new Moszkva Square Text: Gyula Zeke Sorry, this content is only available in Hungarian.

Market Hall – As a Communal Space

Reconstruction of the Hall in Klauzál Square, Budapest Architect: Zoltán Kun Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: József Hajdú Built precisely 120 years ago, the market hall standing in Klauzál Square features architectural values and an exterior which is by no means high-quality by today’s standards. As such, it ranks as one of the most prestigious industrial […]

A megújulás jele

Információs pavilon a budapesti Kálvária téren Építész: Takács Viktor Szöveg: Okrutay Miklós Fotók: Hajdú József Az építészeti tervezés során a természeti, illetve az épített környezet hatásai mellett a társadalmi-szociológiai összefüggések is hasonlóan fontos formáló erővel bírnak. A leendő használók ismerete nélkülözhetetlen, nem csupán a közvetlen igények szintjén, hanem a várható spontán reakciókra való felkészülés érdekében […]

Fates in Shadows

Memorial of Forced Labourers in Teleki Square Sculptor: Dan Reisinger Text: Hédi Szepes Photos: József Hajdú On April 17th, this work of art made by Dan Reisinger, a Hungarian-born artist and designer living in Israel to commemorate forced labourers dragged away from here in László Teleki Square, Józsefváros. The square itself has a symbolic significance. […]

Croissant from Pressburg

New Developments in Bratislava Text and photos: András Borsos Formerly a coronation centre, Bratislava shows a new face now in the 21st century. Citydwellers commemorate their age-old ceremonies, but are also proud of their contemporary city. They like walking along the promenade on the Danube bank, looking up at skyscrapers, and visit the comprehensive contemporary […]