The 120th Anniversary of MÉSZ

Text: György Szegő In 1902, that is exactly 120 years ago, the Association of Hungarian Architects was founded. Published by this organisation, the periodical titled old-new Hungarian Architecture devoted its special supplement in April titled Post Scriptum entirely to this jubilee. On our website ( there will be a new column from April on this […]

Results of Pázmány Campus Design Contest

BFK Budapest Development Centre Nonprofit Zrt. published an invitational architectural tender for the designs of the extension and development of the educational facilities of the new campus of the Péter Pázmány Catholic University. The publisher expected architectural proposals to design a complex reflecting the present era and the spirituality of the Catholic university whilst suited […]

MÉSZ 120 Student logo competition

In 2022, the Association of Hungarian Architects will celebrate the 120th anniversary of its founding. For the graphic formulation of the slogan of the jubilee year, Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) has announced a student logo competition with the motto “Architecture all year round, MÉSZ / 120 all year round”.


Young Architects in Black and White 2021 The programme was initiated by Gábor Reischl, formerly chairman of the Association of Hungarian Architects and launched in 2006, and is actually the 8th edition of the biannual programme. Applicants of this contest were professionals under the age of 40 with a degree acquired in Hungary in architecture. […]

Protection for the Diplomats’ House

A Joint Statement by MÉK and MÉSZ The board of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects has officially made a statement concerning the building in District 1 Budapest at No. 4-5 Holy Trinity Square designed by György Jánossy and László Laczkovics. The board of the Association of Hungarian Architects made a decision to share this statement […]

Iván Kotsis Award 2021: Péter Sugár

This recognition awarded by the Association of Hungarian Architects is a „fair-play prize” of professionals symbolizing the approach authenticated also by the oeuvre of the denominator with his pursue of his vocation with the modesty of an architect based on ethics. Besides, it is also an appreciation of high-standard education. At the awards ceremony held […]

A Moulded Building Sculpture

The House of Music, Hungary, Budapest Architect: Sou Fujimoto Text: György Szegő Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Out of the 168 entries submitted for the international contest for the designs of the House of Music the one now actually realized excelled with its philosophy eliminating the borders between the natural and artificial environment. The Budapest project had […]

Children-Like Dynamism

Bárányfelhő Calvinist Kindergarten, Budapest Architects: Krisztián Olbert, Ádám Lendvay, Géza Bujdosó Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: József Hajdú The Calvinist Congregation of Svábhegy have been planning to have their own kindergarten built since 2015, which was actually constructed by integrating sites next to the church and parish. The architectural concept of Bárányfelhő („Cirrocumulus”) Calvinist Kindergarten was […]

Well-Identified New Function

IN-Budapest Students’ Apartment Block Architect: Bence Turányi Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Zsolt Batár The first stage of the rehab of a 122-year-old block has been completed in Rottenbiller Street: a multi-storey industrial building in the courtile has been converted into a contemporary apartment hotel. The history of the real estate goes back to the 1870s, […]

Hidden Symbiosis

Benczúr 11 Office and Residential Block, Budapest Architects: Péter Nagy, Tamás Németh Text: Péter Debreczeni Photos: Tamás Réthey-Prikkel One of the greatest values of Budapest is its integral revivalist style cityscape coupled with a varied structure and fabric. More often than not, these values, however, are also serious challenges for contemporary architects that impose limitations […]

Elegant Dissonance

Residential Bulding, Budapest, Ferencváros Architects: Tibor Dékány, Ádám Hatvani Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Zsolt Hlinka A few years ago a two-storey house built in Ferencváros (Budapest) in 1860 with a character in the revivalist Classical style was demolished to be replaced by a 8 storey residential building containing 78 units, a 3-storey underground car park […]

Twilight in a Nutshell

A15 Mansion, Budapest Architects: Katalin Fazekas, Árpád Vilics Text: Péter Kronavetter Photos: Balázs Danyi With special attention to details and high standards, Kettőpera („2/a”) Stúdió designed a mansion located in the Buda Hills as a stylish and yet casual and sophisticated structure impressing us as if we were looking at icons of bygone times in […]