The Annual General Meeting of MÉSZ

Architects’ House, June 4th, 2018

Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: MÉSZ

The Association of Hungarian Architects held its annual general meeting in the Károly Kós hall of the Architects’ House. Chairman András Krizsán in his annual report talked about the …

Galvani Bridge, Budapest

Results of the new Danube Bridge design contest

In the summer of 2017 the government and the Municipalilty of Budapest jointly initiated an international invitational design contest for concepts of the new Danube bridge meant to connect the southern …

Integrity of Contrasts

MOME 2, Budapest

Architects: Zsófia Csomay, Tamás Németh
Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The reconstruction of MOME Campus is a mega-project, reaching a new stage right now: from September on, they are going to start working on the …

The Second Life of an Old Waterhouse

Ybl Creative House in Buda, Budapest

Architect: Zoltán Oláh M.
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Someone entering the pavilion standing on the bank of the River Danube, can hardly imagine that these are rooms of an industrial facility. …

Grand Opera and a Monumental Theatre?

Theatre Buildings in European Context
DAM, Frankfurt, March 24th – May 21st

Text: Zsuzsa Beliczay
Photos: DAM

What will theatres of the future be like? What building will meet the technical changes, the stricter and stricter regulations and requirements …

The Reconstruction of the National Theatre Győr

The Results of the Contest

The National Theatre of Győr is the only one of the permanent theatres in the countryside that has not been entirely reconstructed since its completion in 1977. The project embracing the theatre building and …

Debut of a Theatre

Extension and Modernization of the Croatian Theatre in Pécs

Architect: László Csatai
Text: Katalin Getto
Photos: Tibor Zsitva

The building of the Croatian Theatre in Pécs as well as the yard belonging to it have been an emblematic cultural …

The 21st-Century Gate of Paris

La Seine Musicale

Architects: Shigeru Ban, Jean de Gastines
Text: Eszter Götz
Photos: Laurent Blossier, Nicolas Grosmond, Quentin Boulegon

On the western border of Paris, on Ile Seguin, which is a small island of the River Seine, and had …

The New Icon of Tirana

The design of the National Theatre of Albania

Design: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Text: Eszter Götz

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has redesigned a replacement for the National Theatre of Albania that will include three indoor performance spaces, a rooftop …

One who is faithful in small details…

The Recreation of the Neologue Synagogue and Žilina-Záriečie, Žilina

Architects: Peter Behrens (1931), Martin Jancok (2017)
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky, Vanda Bujnovszky, Bálint Botzheim

The reconstruction of the New Synagogue in Zsolna and the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie culture …

The New Gate of Füred

Balatonfüred, Railway Station and Casticum Square

Architect: Tamás Gyarmati
Text: János Géczi
Photos: Balázs Danyi

Opened to the public in 1972, the railway station in Balatonfüred is a work by György Kővári. Its most characteristic feature is that it …

An Authentic Reconstruction

Restoring the railway station complex in Békéscsaba

Architect: Erzsébet B. Terbe, Szabolcs Bánszky
Text: Péter Garai
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The railway gate of Békéscsaba has been restored to its original design after having stood in an incomplete and fragmentary …