Prizes Awarded by the Hungarian State

March 15th, 2017 The award ceremony of prizes of architecture awarded by the Hungarian state was held on March 15th, 2017. János Lázár, the head of the prime minister’s office handed over the prizes in Várkert Bazaar. Ybl Prize, the most prestigious official recognition for the activities in architecture went to architects Tibor Bata, Nóra […]

Brand New Ideas

14th International Architects’ Congress, Várkert Bazaar, 10 March 2017 Text: György Szegő,  Bálint Botzheim Photos: Anna Fábry This years architects’s congress examined the state of the profession both at present and in the long run apropos of the most recent major architectural project sin Hungary with special regard to „brand new ideas”. The whole-day series […]

Private Spheres and Public Affairs

9th Film Festival of Architecture, 2-5 March 2017 Text: Eszter Götz It is the ninth time that Contemporary Architecture Centre organised the series of events named Film Festival of Architecture centre, Offering film shows and related events, this programme attracts more and more attention year by year with the topics of the films on architecture. […]

Moving out from the Castle

MTA Research Centre of Arts and Social Sciences, Budapest Architects: Tamás Noll, Attila Madzin, János Golda Text: Anna Szövényi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky In accordance with a governmental decree passed in 2013 several research bases of MTA (Hungarian Academy of Science) also had to move out from the Castle district. The objective is to integrate the […]

Stadium-Feeling Enclosed in a Capsule

MTK Stadium, Budapest Architect: Péter Bordás Text: Dávid Bán Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky, György Palkó  Fans and supporters have got to know a new form recently which is the football-capsule. The prototype of this edifice, which seems to be a stadium”, but is smaller than an area, and yet provides the same experience, was designed by […]

Simply and Elegantly

Local Government and Customer Centre, Budapest, Kőbánya Architects: István Lukács, András Vikár, Árpád Gál  Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  When designing the customer centre in Állomás Street, Kőbánya, a former residential building had to be remodelled whilst merging it with a corner structure. Much in the same way as the Gordian knot was cut, […]

Staying in the Village Scale

Day Nursery, Nagykovácsi Architect: László Földes  Text: Ágnes Bechtold  Photos: Levente Sirokai  Nagykovácsi is a cul-de-sac village on the margins of Budapest. It is located in a beautiful, protected, peaceful natural neighbourhood. Its unique property is that many of its inhabitants are families with young children (25 % of its population are children) and communal […]

Architecture in a Borderline Situation

ArtKazal, Mórahalom Architects: Csilla Nagy, Zoltán Tóth  Text: Anett Mizsei  Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky  The playfulness of designers and the experimental attitude of architects resulted in this apartman house with a hatched roof modelled on the analogy of a rectangular straw stack on the margins of Mórahalom. It impresses us as if it was not designers […]

The Chocolate Odour of a Sugar Store

Cyclists’ Tourism Centre and Local History Museum, Szerencs Architect: Miklós Salamin Text: Ivett Madár Photos: György Dénes The Sugar Factory in Szerencs was founded in 1889. During its 120 but one years of existence the town also underwent radical changes and development. The chocolate factory was launched in 1923 but developed only after the arrival […]

Past salvaged into the future

Reconstruction Project of Degenfeld-Schonburg Castle, Téglás Architect: Miklós Heppes Text: Gábor Nagy Photos: Tibor Zsitva Respectable in its dimensions and scales, the single-storey Revivalist Classicist style castle was built in 1835 for Imre Degenfeld-Schonburg and his wife. The lateral structures surround an elevated grand court above the terrain which makes the appearance of the building […]

Perspectives of Faith

The Development of the Surroundings of the Pilgrims’ Church, Máriapócs Architects: Ferenc Salamin, Pál Salamin Text: Bálint Botzheim  Photos: György Dénes, Bálint Botzheim  The situation after getting rid of the Turkish rule made it possible to create the iconostasis presenting God’s Mother, the Virgin Mary in a tiny village in the Nyírség region which was […]

I’ll be a Pilot

Reptár – the museum of military aircrafts, Szolnok Architects: Béla Keresztes, Róbert Sós  Text: Miklós Okrutay  Photos: Áron Lality  It was a practical and self-evident opportunity for the city of Szolnok to found a museum of military aircrafts which is a worthwhile collection to European standards. The military airport still in operation today – at […]