MÉSZ General Assembly

House of Architects, 31.05. On 31st May, the Association of Hungarian Architects held its annual general meeting in the Károly Kós Hall of the House of Architects. After the welcoming speech by President András Krizsán, Lóránt Perényi, State Secretary of the Ministry of Construction and Transport, Attila Turi, Vice President of MMA (Hungarian Academy of […]

Results of the People’s Park Budapest Concept Competition

Népliget is the largest park in Budapest’s landscaped park network, with the largest green space and a somewhat derelict and neglected park even though it has a rich past. The renewal of Népliget is therefore one of the key projects of the Dezső Radó Plan. As a first step, the Municipality of Budapest prepared a […]

A Trip to the “Laboratories of the Future”

18th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2023 Text: György Szegő Photos: Hanna Szegő, József Rosta This year, the central exhibitions of the Venice Architecture Biennale were organised by Ghanaian-South African architect Lesley Lokk. In her opinion, it is the continent that is most insecure at present, but also the region where she sees the strongest invention. The […]

The House of Motion

ActiCity, Veszprém Architect: Anthony Gall Text: János Géczi Photos: Balázs Danyi The Veszprém-Balaton European Capital of Culture 2023 programme has ambitioned and targeted to revitalise existing, but out-of-use, valuable buildings to serve as venues for both traditional and innovative cultural events. One of these venues is the building in Külső-Püspökkert („Outer Bishopric Garden”), now a […]

We Believe in Art

Modern Art Gallery, Balatonfüred Architects: István Lukács, Vikár András Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Balatonfüred started to reinvent and reinterprete itself about a decade and a half ago. The Modern Art Gallery (Modern Műtár in Hungarian) in the centre of the Balaton region, which houses the collection of art collectors András Szöllősi-Nagy and Judit […]

A Permanent Space for Images of the Moment

New Exhibition Space of the Capa Center, Budapest Architect: Zsolt Szécsi Text: András Bán Photos: József Hajdú At last, a permanent photography museum has been opened in Budapest in a distinguished historic setting, with a prestigious collection of images, restrained architecture and a public focus. The Robert Capa Collection, purchased by the Hungarian state, has […]

Layers of Ages

St. Ursula Roman Catholic High School Extension, Sopron Architect: Dávid Józsa Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Balázs Danyi The renewed building complex of the St. Ursula Roman Catholic High School in Sopron has undergone a comprehensive renovation, which included the expansion of the existing floor space, the zonal rationalisation of certain functions, the modernisation of te […]

In Festive Garments

Accommodation building of the Children’s Railway’s Architects: Kristóf Attila Juhász, Róbert Gál Text: Péter Fejérdy Photos: József Hajdú The new accommodation building temporarily used for a year now at the Children’s Railway’s terminal in Hűvösvölgy has been completed. The new children’s camp, which is located near the station building, is not inconspicuous, but blends into […]

Condominium on the Outskirts of the City

Trendo 11, Budapest Architects: LAB5 architects Text: Péter Debreczeni Photos: György Palkó In Budapest, it is rather difficult to find a well-suited site for development which is both affordable and suitable for the construction of a human-scale condominium. Developers tend to focus on large, neighbourhood-scale ensembles and avoid the risk and complexity of building modest-size […]

Summer Gym in a New Shell

Renovation of the “gymnasium-stable” of the Premontre High School Architects: Gábor Turányi†, Zoltán Kovács Text: Nóra Ostoróczky Photos: Balázs Danyi The summer gym designed by architect Gábor Turányi has stood in the backyard of the Premontre High School in Gödöllő since 1995-96. With its rhythmically arranged supports and perhaps also its position in the garden, […]

Merse-Coast Shakespeare Theatre

Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot, United Kingdom Architects: Nicolas Helm, Austin-Smith:Lord (on the basis of Inigo Jones) Text: György Szegő Photos: Andrew P Brooks – Shakespeare North Playhouse Further up the river from Liverpool’s famous Merse-bank Anfield football ground, an old-new theatre was opened in Prescot in 1922: it is named the Shakespeare North Playhouse. The […]

Repair of Urban Structural Wounds

Debrecen, Kossuth-Burgundia Corner Teachers: Ferenc Keller, Péter Kovács DLA Master’s students of the Department of Architecture, which is part of the Faculty of Engineering of the Technical University of Debrecen, have been working on an area of the historic inner city core that has long been in need of a solution. Within the framework of […]