World Architecture Day 2022

Architects’ House, 03. 10. 2022 On October 3rd, from 10:00 a.m., the Architects’ House hosted this year’s all-day-long programme to celebrate World Architects’ Day launched by the UIA in 1998. The opening event was a conference held in Kós Károly Hall, which was also the one opening MÉSZ Architects 7 programmes. In 1998 the International […]

MÉSZ 120

120 years of the Association of Hungarian Architects Text: Tamás Ulrich The history of the professional organization founded in the summer of 1902 on the initiative of Ödön Lechner as the Association of Hungarian Architects is described in a unique way in the jubilee publication prepared for the 120th anniversary, the excellent work of editors […]

Architects-in-Chief Awards 2022

Photos: Benedek Bognár Established in 2000, the Chief Architect of the Year Awards have been presented for the 23rd time this year. This award is to honour an active architect, whilst the Chief Architect Oeuvre Award is given to a long-serving or retired/retiring architect. A total of 52 architects have been awarded with it so […]

Jože Plečnik Central European Architecture Prize 2022

Hungarian Architects Honoured in Prague The Jože Plečnik Prize is awarded to outstanding architects and civil engineers for their lifetime contribution to architecture and the cause of the preservation of historic buildings and monuments. It bears the name of Jože Plečnik, Slovenian architect, who was commissioned by President Tomas Garrigue Masaryk to design the restoration […]

Ferenc Török Memoration Day

House of Architects Ferenc Török, architect and university professor, was commemorated by the profession on the first anniversary of his death in September 2022. An exhibition titled Praesens perfectum ‒ Memories of architect Ferenc Török’s oeuvre was opened in the Architects’ House by Father János Varga, Rector of the Collegium Pazmanianum in Vienna.

Young Architects in Black-and-White

In the autumn of 2022, a comprehensive volume titled Young Architects’ Generation 2006‒2022 was published by MÉSZ to present the winning projects of the competition launched in 2006.

Quoted Arcs

Market Hall, Pécs Architects: Tamás Getto, Gergely Sztranyák Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Greypixel Since mid-summer this year, Pécs has had a good reason to boast of its a new market hall. The new building was constructed almost next-door to its predecessor, creating a striking architectural landmark on the border of the city’s distinctively different urban […]

In Place

Normafa Park Visitor Centre, Budapest Architects: László Benczúr Jr, Miklós Weichinger Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The area around Normafa had been already a popular place for excursions with citydwellers of the capital back in the 19th century. The elongated structure of the new visitors’ centre and ski training school with its practice course […]

Coffee Fountain in the Well-House

Well-House Conversion Project, Gödöllő Architects: Sándor Guba, Péter Hámori, Sándor Novák Text: Sándor Csontó Photos: Balázs Danyi Standing at the junction of Egyetem square and Premontrei street, the well-house of Gödöllő was built in the first half of the 1950s after plans by Gyula Rimanóczy. It was now given a new function by the Gubahámori […]

Order and Freedom

Extension of the Primary School, Visegrád Architects: Anna Mária Tamás, Krisztián Kovács-Andor Text: Eszter Götz Photos: György Palkó, Krisztián Kovács-Andor In the early 2000s, Visegrád began to grow out of a settlement that had for a long time been a place of „live Middle Ages”. With the remains of King Matthias’s palace and centuries-old monuments, […]

Scribble it down!

Children’s House, Budapest Architects: Barna Láris, Ferenc Keller Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The hand starts, the pen runs on the blank paper to takes possession of the space, sometimes running beyond it, then back again, to keep the freedom of movement until the momentum carries it. It was with this gesture that the […]

Invisible Architecture

Zöldike Nursery, Budatétény Architects: Csaba Nagy, Károly Pólus, Krisztina Horváth, Dorottya Kassai, Ádám Pásztor, Szilveszter Rády, Zsófia Senánszky Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: Balázs Danyi Designed by Archikon architects, the nursery was built on a hilltop in Budatétény as a continuation of the team’s line of understated, rational and cleanly structured educational facilities. Instead of fish, […]