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Havanna Weekly Market Architects: Ferenc Keller, Barnabás Láris Text: Krisztina Somogyi Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Havanna housing estate in District 18, Budapest, has been best described by a serious drop of the population and bad social strain and stress. The local government of Pestszentlőrinc launched development projects in a variety of locations to improve the […]

Simply Green – Liveable Cities

DAM, Frankfurt, 01. 23. – 07. 11. Text: Bálint Botzheim The exhibition in DAM Frankfurt addresses the prejudices towards and the arguments in favor of greening the outer shells of buildings and goes beyond merely presenting scientific findings to provide practically oriented tips on greening existing buildings or new builds. It is intended as a […]

Pro Architectura Prize 2020

On November 19th, Minister Gergely Gulyás awarded the Pro Architectura prizes for recognizing the activities of those propagating and popularizing Hungarian architecture, the creation of high standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, and activities to shape architectural thinking as such, as well as outstanding achievements in the interests of reaching the […]

Budapest Architecture Award for Excellence 2020

On November 17th, which is the birthday of Budapest, the Budapest Architectural Award for Excellence 2020 was awarded. It is a professional recognition for high-standard designs and constructions of new or modernized buildings, edifices, public domains, interiors that improve the architectural image of the capital city, or the utilization of a certain part of the […]

Silver Carpenter’s Pencil Prize 2020

It is the 11th time now that the architectural and press prize named Silver Carpenter’s Pencil has been awarded. It also heralded the coming of a new era with the new decade: from this year on, the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) took over the task of managing this prestigious recognition founded in 2010 by […]

Elemér Zalotay 1932–2020

Text: György Szegő Elemér Zalotay, an iconic architect in both Hungarian and international architecture, passed away on November 14th, 2020. He made thousands of designs for the future, but left only a few houses behind which are all excellent, and highly sculpturesque. Zalotay was a fervent believer of Modernism and disregarded architectural circumstances in Hungary […]

Underground Minimalism

The Modernisation of Four Stations of M3 Line Architects: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Gergely Hartmann, Anikó Kármán, Viktor Polonyi, Klára Szilágyi, Annamária Bretz Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Four old-and-new stations of metro line No. 3 were opened tot he public in October, 2020: those at Határ út, Pöttyös utca, Ecseri út and Népliget. […]

Three Eras of a Villa

The Reconstruction of the Synagogue in Thököly Road Architect: Tamás Dévényi Text: Rudolf Klein Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The synagogue in Thököly Road appears to be a unique building as it does not seem to be a synagogue, as opposed to the gorgeous Jewish temples built in the „golden era”: it has no spire, dome, or […]

Castle, Props, Castle

Renovation of Schossberger Castle, Tura Architecture: TSPC Kft. (Miklós Ybl, 1873) Text: Gábor Nagy Photos: Norbert Juhász – TSPC The castle in Tura was built by Vilmos Schossberger in 1873, originally as a summer resort. Its designer was Miklós Ybl, one of the most significant Hungarian architects, famous for such projects as the Opera House, […]

The House of the Seed-Sower

Calvinist Church and Congregation Home, Csömör Architect: Zoltán Berzsák Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: József Hajdú The Calvinist Mission Congregation of Csömör-Nagytarcsa published an invitational tender back in December 2013 for the preliminary designs of a multi-functional complex named „The House of the Seed-Sower”. After the completion of the first stage, in autumn 2018 the project […]

Assimilating Zeitgeist

The Gym Hall of St Margaret Secondary Grammar School Architects: Zsolt Félix, Tamás Fialovszky, Bálint Gulyás, Gergely Kenéz Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Gergely Kenéz Students of the Buda-based St Margaret Secondary Grammar School have recently taken over their new gym hall along Villányi Road. The new building is almost invisible for passers-by in the street, […]

A Place for Healing

The Extension Project of the Buda Hospital of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John Architect: Zsolt István Kiss Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: József Hajdú, András Móri The first stage of the extension and modernization project of the Hospital of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John based in Buda has been completed. The new wing of […]