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. György Skardelli architect received Kossuth Prize as a recognition of his oeuvre, whilst Sándor Horváth and […]

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. The main topics of the meeting were presentations and consultations on the past year programs/architectural events, […]

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 a difficult task to make a complete list of all the state-managed institutions the founding of […]

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 of “Socialism” radically limited the potentials of architecture in Hungary. From the very start of his […]

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. He was a versatile creator and, at the same time, a high-impact university lecturer for decades.

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 functions that could not be contained in the historic building designed by Ybl on Andrássy Avenue. […]

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 the crossroads of Stefánia Road and Újlaki Street on a corner site. The mansion doubling as […]

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 estate then celebrating its 100th anniversary. The architects of the entries coming first have designed the […]

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 former Pesthidegkút called Széphalom. Not only did the area thrive with a new institution building, but […]

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 of competitive sportspeople. The facility has an indoor and outdoor pool as well, suited to host […]

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 well, with starting points to row along the waterfront Moszkva promenade. However, the latter were closed […]

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 by Frank O. Gehry and his team in 1996 . The lower quay, formerly receiving ship […]