Ybl Prize 2019

The Miklós Ybl prize is an acknowledgment of oeuvres presenting outstanding activities and achievements of architects, authors and educators such as lecturers with at least fifteen years of career associated with individually and independently designed works of architecture. The prize goes to a maximum of five people every year. Those receiving this recognitions are awarded […]

Kongresszusi körkép

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V4 Architectural Association

Meeting of the Visegrád Four Countries Architects’ Associations House of Architects, Budapest, 11 March 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Edit Pálinkás A new form of cooperation was formed on the initiative of the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) by the partner organisations of the Visegrád Four countries. On March 11th, MÉSZ organised a prestigious international […]


2nd National Salon of Architecture Kunsthalle, Budapest, 26 April – 25 August 2019 In the last five years the Műcsarnok has served as the venue for the National Salons, which have attracted significant interest from professional circles and the lay audience alike. Every year the fresh achievements of another genre are presented. In 2019 architecture […]

Apocalypse Later

11th Budapest Architectural Films Days Toldi mozi, 7-10 March 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Organised by the Contemporary Architecture Centre, the Budapest Architectural Films Days have now convinced the ever growing audience for the 11th time that anyone has at least as much to do with architecture as professionals specialised in it. Construction, demolition, break-up and […]

„Because every dance is the mirror of the soul”

National Dance Theatre, Budapest Architects: Zoboki Gábor, Orlovits Balázs, Lente András Text: Dragon Zoltán Photos: Bujnovszky Tamás The new building of the National Dance Theatre opened its gates at the beginning of 2019. With a floor area of 6,950 square metres the new dance theatre is a conversion from the E block of the Millennary […]

After a Hault

Jazz Loft Aquincum Apartments, Budapest Architect: Bence Turányi Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: Zsolt Batár Built at the end of the 19th century for the purposes of the First Pest.based Millworks, the mill and store buildings have stood derelict and abandoned for some decades in Óbuda up until the early 2010s when the first part of […]

Two Reconstructions of Historic Buildings in Kőszeg – One and the Same Story

Festetics-Palace and Szemző Mansion, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Tamás Fejérdy Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky These two historic buildings reconstructed in one project in Kőszeg are Festetics Palace and Szemző Mansion. What is the reason why we may consider the recently finished reconstructions of two significant structure different in so many respects, such as style, period, […]

Before and After

Shopmark Shopping Centre, Budapest Architect: András Tibor Kertész, Tamás Tóth Text: László Mikó Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky As of today, shopping centres have a lifetime of 15-20 years on average regarding both their market values and technical standards that quickly start to deteriorate. After reaching that age they are typically sold, renewed, or remodelled. Inaugurated in […]

Organic continuation

Sport Centre of Puskás Ferenc Football Academy, Felcsút Architect: Tamás Dobrosi Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Dobrosi In 1983, Imre Makovecz published the proclamation of the elements of organic architectural thinking and view. Tamás Dobrosi consciously undertakes to continue the tradition of organic architecture. The new sports center was built directly next to the Puskás […]

The Power of Sport Tradition

The Reconstruction of István Bárány Swimming-Pool in Eger Architects: Antal Puhl, Péter Dajka Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: József Hajdú The sports swimming-pool in Eger stands on the yard of the former Star inn, built after designs by Géza Bárány and Béla Márkus in Eger 1925. It is an 8-lane wide 50 metre long pool which […]


The New Gym Hall of Vörösmarty Mihály Secondary Grammar School, Érd Architects: Attila Turi, Bálint Terdik Text: Balázs Csóka DLA Photos: Zsófia Kedves The development scheme financed by the Hungarian state titled Classroom, Gym Hall, Swimming-Pool was launched in 2014. As its first stage is coming to an end soon, and its second phase is […]