István Kotsis Award 2020

MÉSZ, December 15th, 2020

On December 15th, the 131st birthday of István Kotsis, the medals named after him were awarded  as the professional recognition of fair-play architects which is a recognition by the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) for …

Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre Keszthely 2020

Results of the Contest

The Architecture Department of the Hungarian Art Academy published an open tender of architecture titled The Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre 2020 to invite proposals and concepts for a multi-functional complex offering high-standard services …

Pure Brick, Spiritual House

Calvinist Church and Congregation House, Miskolc-Avas

Architects: Éva Magyari, Béla Pazár
Text: Károly Zsolt Nagy
Photos: Tamás Szántó

Miskolc is a city playing a key role in the life of the Hungarian Calvinist community. Destroyed by bombs during World …

Antimetric Symmetry

Széchenyi Transmission Tower, Budapest

Architect: Tamás Dévényi
Text: Zoltán Dragon
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

Antimetric symmetry features the facade of the Széchenyi Hill transmission tower. This is how the architect in charge of the remodelling project referred to the positioning, …

Landscape Band-aid

Elysium Condominium, Budapest

Architect: Ferenc Balogh
Text: Anna Zsoldos
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

The former resort building has been part of the cityscape defining that of the Buda Hills since since 1971. Meeting contemporary expectations back in those days, and …

The Truthful School

II. Rákóczi Ferenc Elementary and Secondary School, Hajdúsámson

Architect: Tibor China
Text: Rita Tuczai
Photos: Tamás Szántó

This building is home to II. Rákóczi Ferenc Primary and Secondary School, Grammar-School, Vocational School and Primary Art School constructed without state …

The Seed-sower’s House

Lutheran Church, Nyíregyháza

Architect: Attila Kulcsár
Text: Réka Fazakas
Photos: Tamás Szántó
On the eastern outskirts of Nyíregyháza, on the housing estate of Örökösföld there is the square named after the Holy Trinity where churches of three various …

Linum Dolomiticum

Pilis Linen Visitors’ Centre, Pilisszentiván

Architects: Richárd Hőnich, Péter Nagy
Text: Miklós Okrutay
Photos: Norbert Juhász

In Pilisszentiván, on a site which was on lease back in those days, but later on was managed by the Duna-Ipoly National Park, …

Atrium and Vestibule

Health Centre, Lepsény

Architect: Péter Vékony
Text: Mária Tatai
Photos: József Hajdú

The village of Lepsény in Fejér county has a brand new health centre opened to the public in 2020. The freestanding structure has a facade running parallel …

The Experiment at Lake Balaton

ZAM, Multi-Functional Events Space, Zamárdi

Architect: Géza Kendik
Text: Anna Szövényi
Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky

On the free beach along the shores of Lake Balaton in Zamárdi a structure appeared in 2020 which seemed surprising at first sight: it is …

Bridge into the Future

Intermodal terminal, Kaposvár

Architects: Viktória Simon, Bence Kertész
Text: Krisztina L. Balogh
Photos: MÁV, Balázs Szecsődi

The concept to create the intermodal interchange in Kaposvár was first shaped ten years ago. The ambition behind this scheme was to unite …

Passage from the City to the Old Harbour

Elba Niederhafen Promenád, Hamburg

Architects: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Text: György Szegő
Photos: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located at Niederhafen on the Elbe River between St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall in Hamburg, the upgraded 625 metre river promenade is integral …