Awards on March 15th

Architects Awarded Ybl, Kossuth and Széchenyi Prizes

Traditionally, the most prestigious professional recognition of architects, the Ybl Prize is awarded on March 15th, our national holiday. This year another two high-standard recognitions went to representatives of Hungarian contemporary architecture. …

UIA II region meeting and International Convention of Architecture

House of Architects, 5 March, Budapest

Text: Tibor Fátyol

The UIA II region meeting took place in Budapest, Hungary on 5th of March 2020. It was hosted by the Association of Hungarian Architects (AHA) in its headquarter in Budapest. …

In Memoriam György Fekete (1932–2020)

The Transmitter

Text: György Szegő

György Fekete, who passed away in April 2020, was an interior architect and designer as well as a culture politician was a key figure. as he defined himself: a „culture tactician”. It would be …

Gábor Turányi (1948–2020)

The Architect of Sensitive Modernism

Text: Miklós Sulyok

Gábor Turányi, an outstanding master of contemporary Hungarian architecture, graduated in the mid-1970s from the Technical University of Budapest, where the already empty trends of Modernist architecture and the strict budgetary measures …

In Memoriam József Scherer designer (1947–2020)

Text: György Szegő

József Scherer, an applied artist, designer, university professor, a key figure in Hungarian design, Ferenczy-Noémi Prize winner and András Dózsa Farkas Prize winner, a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, died on May 2. …

A Hall for Culture in Kőbánya

The Workshop and Rehearsal Centre of  the Hungarian State Opera and Erkel Theatre, Kőbánya

Architect: Miklós Marosi 
Text: Eszter Götz 
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky 

Opened in 1884, the Opera House has been looking for a suitable venue ever since to permanently house the …

The New Life of Light

The Rehab Scheme of Ligeti Mansion, Budapest

Architect: Gábor Zombor
Text: Éva Lovra
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky
The studio and holiday home of Miklós Ligeti sculptor was built in 1905–1906 after designs by architects Zoltán Bálint and Lajos Jámbor at …

Young Generation After “The Young”

Minor Market, Wekerle Housing Estate

Architects: András Füzes, Péter Tóth DLA
Text: Ferenc Salamin
Photos: Zsófia Jurassza

Completed in 2019, the Minor market has a history starting 12 years ago with an architectural tender on the iconic Wekerle housing …

Hide and Seek

Kadarka Street Kindergarten, Budapest

Text: Szilvia Molnár
Architecture and photos: György Dénes

At the beginning of the year, the sunny, modern Kadarka Street Kindergarten was handed over 100 children and 20 kindergarten workers in the garden-town part of the …

Disciplined Elegance

Dezső Gyarmati Swimming-Pool, Budapest

Architects: Kis Péter, Varga Béla
Text: Kiss Tamás
Photos: Batár Zsolt
The new swimming-pool named after Dezső Gyarmati offers the venue and chance to local city-dwellers to do everyday exercise, whilst also meeting the needs …

A Metamorphosis on Water

Sports And Events Ship, Budapest
Architects: Marcel Ferencz, György Détári
Text: Bálint Botzheim
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky
The headquarters of the Hungarian Kayak and Canoe Association had been used for a long time as a boat house as …

Facing the River Moldau

The Revitalization of the Quay of Prague

Architect: Petr Janda
Text: Györg Szegő

The city of Prague made a decision about the revitalization of the quay section named Naplavka located appr. 4 kilometres away from the “Dancing House” designed …