Small can be monumental

Greek Catholic Museum and Study House, Nyíregyháza Architects: Mihály Balázs, Dávid Török, Balázs Falvai, Márton Nagy Text: Zoltán Bun Photos: Antal Bánhegyesy The denominational Museum and Study House, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, stands next to the St. Athanese Greek Catholic Theological College in Nyíregyháza, and was built after designs by Mihály Balázs, although the […]

The General Assembly of MÉSZ

Architects’ House, June 8th, 2022 The Association of Hungarian Architects held its annual general assembly on June 8th, where its chairman, András Krizsán and the heads of the boards gave a summary of their activities in the past year, and presented their plans for the year 2022. The second part of the assembly was devoted […]

Unbuilt Budapest

Hungarian Museum of Transport, June 21 – September 30 A new temporary exhibition summarizing the transport visions of Budapest has opened in the future home of the Transport Museum, the Diesel Hall of the Northern Vehicle Repair. Unbuilt Budapest evokes what an alternative Budapest would look like based on transport plans for the past 150 […]

City Hall Park

Results of the Design Contest An open secret contest was published by the Mayor’s Office of the Municipality of Budapest at the end of 2021 for the revitalisation of the City Hall Park, including the development of green-blue infrastructure components, the creation of a high-standard public domain by preserving protected buildings, public components and environmental […]

Architecture, Decorative Arts, Everydays

New Ethnography Museum and Visitors’ Centre, City Park, Budapest Architects: Ferencz Marcel, Détári György Text: Mária Tatai Photos: György Palkó A unique building to house the Etnography Museum has been completed as the second component of Liget Budapest Project. It was designed by NAPUR Architect Ltd. which received the first prize in the international invitational […]

A Town in the Open-Air Exhibition

Szentendre Ethnography Museum, Transylvanian Unit Architect: Miklós Buzás Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Szentendre Ethnography Museum, Eszter Götz More than 20 years of preparations, research, collecting materials and construction works preceded the opening of the new section presenting the architecture of Transylvania of the Open Air Museum of Szentendre in May. With this development, the area […]

A Sweeping Gesture

MVM Dome Multi-Hall Architect: György Skardelli Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The building owes its existence to the Handball European Championship 2022. The economical maintenance and operation of such a large facility, however, necessitates versatile, multi-layered uses. Constructed in this very spirit, the completed building is suited to host almost any kind of indoor […]

Unity and Harmony

Antal Csermák Arts School, Veszprém Architect: Rita Madarasi-Papp Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Renewed in two stages, firstly renovated on the exterior in 2016, then revised in its interiors, the house originally meant to house military barracks had always been extended and converted by people who viewed it as a single structure, according to […]

In a Friendly Neighbourhood

Extension of Malomvölgy Primary School, Felsőörs Architect: András Krizsán Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky When a village school is extended with a gym hall, the designers have to face an unavoidable question: dealing with the mass of the hall or dividing it up in order to adjust to the scales of the context? This […]

Biomorph Architecture

The New Market in Budakeszi Architects: Gábor Bártfai Szabó, Zoltán Horváth Text: Levente Móré Photos: Benedek Bognár A sense of humour, direct bonding with nature, as well as the presence of mature modernism all contribute to create exciting impressions, when we are making a tour of the new market in Budakeszi designed by Gábor Bártfai-Szabó, […]

With Open Cards

a&o Hostel, Budapest Architect: László Mikó Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Zsolt Hlinka Located in a dense urban fabric, on the corner of two streets named Dob Street and Csengery Street, in a new building the first Budapest-based unit of a&o Hotels has been opened. The location of the structure is a favourable one from various […]

An Imperial Mansion Converted into a Luxury Hotel

Áurea Ana Palace Hotel, Budapest Architect: Ádám Sylvester Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Two buildings built in the 19th century in Budapest have woken up from their Cinderella dreams and are reborn in their original glory now. It is true that this is the end of a long and laboursome process with the result […]