The new chairman of MÉSZ

András Krizsán DLA The Association of Hungarian Architects (Magyar Építőművészek Szövetsége, MÉSZ) elected András Krizsán as its new chairman at the general assembly of the organisation on June 6th, 2016. The new vice chairmen to support his activities are György Kerekes, János Golda and Gábor Zoboki, whilst new members of the management are Csaba Kovács, […]

15th Venice Biennale of Architecture II.

The International Participation Text: György Szegő Photos: Hanna Szegő In our previous issue (2015/3) we have already presented the Hungarian exhibition at the recently opened –Venice Biennale. As we wrote there and then, the national pavilions do not follow the central slogan or they focus on it in an indirect way, which is yet another […]

Liget Project Landscape Design Contest

A Survey of the Winning Schemes Városliget Zrt. published a design contest calling for landscape designs in January, 2016 for the City Park, Budapest, which is to be developed in a comprehensive way, being the very first public park of Europe. Schemes are expected to present values of the area for garden history, as well […]

Light Axis

On the Life, Death and Art of György Csete (1937–2016) Text: Miklós Sulyok Fotó: Zsitva Tibor György Csete had a basic principle on architecture which is best summed up as architecture in Hungarian. To use Hungarian language in architecture instead of foreign ones. His architecture, however, was filled with universal contents: however, it was his […]

The Focal Point Found

Digital Power Plant and National Film History Theme Park, Ózd Architect: Györgyi Csontos Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Ózd, which used to be an industrial centre based on metallurgy back in the Socialist era, had ultimately demolished its factory plant simultaneously with the change of the political system in 1990 when there was a […]

Handing Down Knowledge at the Highest Level

Almásy Mansion, Visitors’ Centre, Gyula Architects: László Földes, Csaba Balogh Text: Edit Pálinkás Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The very first building of the mansion in Gyula was built by János György Harruckern, who was given the area as a reward for his services to King Charles III of Hungary after the withdrawal of the Turkish conquerors […]

Venues in Eger

Ruins of Valide Sultana Baths; Ellátó – Arkt Arts Centre Architects: Tas Komáromi (Valide Sultana); Gábor Fábián, Dénes Fajcsák (Ellátó – Arkt Arts Centre) Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: József Hajdú Eger has been enriched with two developments recently which have the potentials to evolve into genuine venues in the depth of this town of modest […]

The First Shot

MOME Workshop House, Budapest Architects: Zsófia Csomay, Tamás Németh Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Back in 1952 – just when the College of Applied Arts moved to Zugligeti Road – it was clear that the existing building shall not have enough capacity to contain all the necessary functions. The lack of an integral venue […]

Instead of Demolishing

Bige Holding Office Block, Nyíregyháza Architect: Csaba Kovács Text: Zoltán Győrffy Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Based in Nyíregyháza, Nzrt-Trade Ltd is a member of Bige Holding Group as a supplier of artificial fertilizers in the agricultural regions in Eastern Hungary. Its new office center has been implemented by transforming and reinterpreting the old headquarters after designs […]

A Drop of Water Wrapped Around

Bike-centre by the Lake Tisza Architects: Árpád Ferdinánd, Csaba Ferdinánd Text: Dávid Bán Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky A drop of water along the Lake Tisza. A white building wrapped around by ramps. Árpád Ferdinánd and Csaba Ferdinánd designed the first bike centre of Hungary to be built here on the margins of Tiszafüred. The option was […]

Exemplary Standards

Health Centre, Csomád Architects: József Kolossa, Bartha Katalin Kolossáné, András Weiszkopf Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky As of today, one can clearly feel an increasingly heightened social sensitivity of contemporary architecture: an approach focussing on local and genuine needs instead of mega-scale investments and developments, high-brow philosophies and gestures of leaving signs behind. Decision-makers […]

Worlds Evolving Out of Wall Fragments

Holocaust Memorial Wall, Olaszliszka Architects: Zsolt Szécsi, Ágnes M. Juhász Art concept: Anna Baróthy, Bálint Tóth, Dalma Faddi Text: Marianna Berényi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Located in the Hegyalja region, Olaszliszka used to have a fairly large Jewish community. Its the architectural heritage, the synagogue built by Friedmann Hersele (1808–1874), the famous rabbi of miracles has […]