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 major programmes and activities of MÉSZ in 2017. He also informed the participants of the concept […]

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 part of Buda with Csepel Island. A total of 17 designs have been submitted for the […]

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 recently opened Media and Studio House. The Workshop house, which is the first building of 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. The spacious stairway entrance, the loggia projecting from the middle of the facade surrounded by openable […]

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 as well as the audience’s expectations? In Frankfurt there is a serious dispute going on about […]

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 its environment is part of the Modern Cities and Towns Programme. The local government published a […]

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 venue of the city for over four decades now. Located in Anna Street, a quiet side […]

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 been known for a long time as the rust zone, La Seine Musicale was opened as […]

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 amphitheatre and a public space underneath the building. The 9,300 sq m venue is located in […]

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 centre was initiated and managed by a local cultural association founded by civilians starting from finding […]

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 is a counterpart of the Southern railway station in Budapest, designed by the same famous architect. […]

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 condition for several decades. On October 25th, 1858 the very first train arrived in front of […]