Global City Pergola

Athletic Stadium, Budapest Text: György Szegő Architects: Marcel Ferencz, György Détári Photos: György Palkó The development of the National Athletics Centre is to connect the northern and southern areas of the entire Pest quay for thosa walking, travelling by bicycle (and by the river using the harbour). The three-level facility is located in the heart […]

The Magic of Continuity

Budapest ONE Office Building, Budapest Architects: Gergely Paulinyi, András Reith, István Vámossy Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The parametric ring designed by Paulinyi&Partners has become an iconic building forming part of the skyline of Kelenföld. The sculpturesque volume appears as a landmark within the urban fabric, which does not impose itself on its surroundings […]

Valuable Renewal

Kozmo Hotel and Zoya Apartment Hotel, Budapest Architects: Gergely Draskóczy, Gabriella Mészáros Text: Mária Tatai Photos: Zsolt Batár Horváth Mihály Square, near József Boulevard, is one of the most important squares in district VIII of Pest. Although it is bisected by the busy Baross Street, the more than 200-year-old St. Joseph’s Church lends it a […]


Kós Károly Vocational School, Érd Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Balázs Danyi Over the past 50 years, the city of Érd has developed by leaps and bounds. While in 1970 the settlement was a village, in 1979 it was rated as a town. The renovation of the buildings housing Károly Kós […]

Let There Be Snow!

Vasas Ski House, Normafa, Budapest Architects: Botond Völgyi, György Székely Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: József Hajdú This story began with a wooden hut, a classic ERDÉRT type hut, now for who knows what reason, installed near the forest path leading from Normafa to János Hill. It is a temporary building or a base for foresters, […]

Space, Material, Time

Reconstruction of the Former Monastery Mill in Pásztó Architect: Gábor Sisák Text: Anett Mizsei Photos: Gábor Sisák Pásztó is a town at the foot of the Mátra Hills, but still amongst the gentle slopes. The remains of its ill-fated monastery mill were recently taken over by architect Gábor Sisák ‒ and with him archaeologists, heritage […]

Inner Light

József Mindszenty Museum and Pilgrimage Centre, Zalaegerszeg Architects: Mihály Kádár, Csaba Balogh Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Krisztina Ancza, Levente Sirokai One of Hungary’s newest buildings for exhibitions, the Mindszentyneum building in Zalaegerszeg was inaugurated on October 23rd last year. Built with the help of the Modern Cities Programme, Mindszentyneum is a testimony to the museum […]

Hitbéli és szocio-funkciók találkozása

Meeting of Faith and Socio-Functions in Time Z33, Hasselt, Belgium Architect: Francesca Torzo Text: György Szegő Photos: Z33 The 2022 finalist of the biennial Mies van der Rohe Award competition is a new kind of museum established for contemporary art, urban history and social issues in the city of Hasselt, which has grown along its […]

UFO Runway in the Hungarian Fallow

Fruit Processing Plant, Nyíradony Architect: Dezső Ekler Text: Rita Tuczai Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Designed by Dezső Ekler, the fruit processing plant is a striking feature of the sandy plain of Nyíradony. Its dark reinforced concrete block rises from the ground in a detailed but powerful, experimental gesture. Its startling volumes and form are a novelty […]

Cube in Place

New Building of SOTE, Faculty of Health Sciences, Budapest Architects: Imre Bődi, Zsolt Frikker Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Balázs Danyi The new block of the Faculty of Health Sciences of Semmelweis University confidently occupies its place within the complex, which was formerly a convalescent hospital and then was expanded with the site of the neighbouring […]

Henrik Haggenmacher’s Legacy

Hotel Oktogon, Budapest Architecture: Archikon Architects Text: Károly Bugár-Mészáros Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Having been in ruins for a long time, a beautiful palace on Andrássy Avenue has been reborn as a hotel now. Archikon’s architects have made a masterful use of the valuable parts of the building, making additions to the existing cubature only by […]

Curves Shaped into Space

The Renovation of the Voss Orphanage in Sopron Architect: Dávid Józsa Text: Róbert Jahoda Photos: Balázs Danyi In Sopron, the two-storey Baroque-style building of the former Catholic orphanage was renovated in 2020 as part of a day nursery development programme. The reconstruction and extension project was designed by Dávid Józsa, an architect based in Sopron, […]