Pro Architectura Prize 2016

House of Parliament, 26 October 2016 In the year 2016 – after a short pause – the Pro Architectura Prize is awarded again, this year it could be applied for in five categories, namely Architectural work, Architectural public life and education, Design and design contest, Builder /Client and Contractor. All in all, ten acknowledgements were […]

An Attempt to Dialogues

MÉSZ Evenings – Where are you heading, „Roman Riverbank”? Építészek Háza, 10 October 2016 Text: Zsuzsa Beliczay The discussion of MÉSZ (the Association of Hungarian Architects) held in October focussed on the flood control and protection of the Roman Riverbank. On the day before the event on October 10th, a peaceful demonstration of several thousands […]

To Master School Grade No. XXIV.

World Day of Architecture, 3 October 2016 The exhibition opened on the World Day of Architecture presented the materials submitted by the new grade of the Master School of Master Architect Association for their entrance examination. The opening speech by Lajos Arnóth was about the nine sciences complementing the seven free arts, amongst them about […]

A Reflection of Identity

CEU Building Extension, Budapest Architects: Sheila O’Donnell, John Tuomey Text: Krisztián Dudics Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The Central European University has been present in the historic downtown district of Pest for 25 years now. First it moved in one building, then into several ones joining each other. The decision made about a couple of years ago […]

The site of Ancestors

Rudapithecus Exhibition, Felsőtelekes Architect: Zsolt Vasáros Text: Bálint Botzheim Photos: János László, Klára Lovas, Zsolt Vasáros The first pieces of the remains of Rudi, the world famous primal ape were found in the mid-1960s in one of the abandoned fields of the iron ore mine still active then in Rudabánya, in north-east Hungary. The mine […]


Concert Hall, Pannonhalma Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Edit Pálinkás Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky As of May, 2016 the Abbey of Pannonhalma was enriched with a concert hall suited to house conferences, music programmes, minor theatre and movie performances, as well as school celebrations thanks to the architectural and acoustic features of this gap-filling development taking place […]

Live Castle – Füzér

Reconstruction of the Lower Castle and the Development of the Upper Castle Architects: György Skardelli, Bálint Kelemen (Lower Castle), György Radványi (Outdoor stairs), Mihály Rudolf, Katalin Molnár, Zoltán Lipták (Upper Castle) Interior architecture: Dr. Zsófia Lukács Curator: Gábor Várkonyi Text: György Szegő Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Andrea Fábián The reconstruction project of the castle in Füzér […]

Past to be Continued

Reconstruction of the Mediaeval Castle in Szászvár Architect: János Albert Text: Miklós Okrutay Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The memories of the mediaeval castle of Szászvár, a town situated in the north-eastern part of Baranya county, had been almost completely forgotten throughout the centuries following the longish eras of the Turkish in the history of Hungary. Its […]

Retaking Dignity

The Reconstruction of the Main Building of the Archbishop’s Palace, Eger Architect: László Földes Text: Anna Losonczy Photos: Róbert Nemes The Archbishop’s Palace has stood abandoned in the Baroque-style centre of Eger for such a long time that people have almost completely forgotten about it. The main gate to the grand courtile has been opened […]

Hidden Beauty

Pest-Buda Hotel, Budapest Architect: Bernadett Hild Csorba Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The oldest hotel building of the country housing today’s Pest-Buda Hotel is found in the neighborhood of the historical quarter of the Castle of Buda, which is a protected site. In 1696 the very first inn combined guesthouse was opened here, only […]

Living Simplicity

Exhibitions and Events House, Villány Architect: Tamás Getto Text: Gergő Radev Photos: Greypixel The two-storey events building designed by Tamás Getto and his fellow architects is actually a follow-up of the 19th-century cellar system possessed by the Kovács family: it is a purposeful development and transformation of a wine-press. The client and designer architect have […]


Lookout pavilion, Surrey, England Architect: Giles Miller Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Richard Chivers ‘Perspectives’ is an organic pavilion structure covered with Cedar Shingles, which sits atop the beautiful Surrey Hills at Winterfold, and throws itself evocatively into the vista that has been opened up below. The project aimed to create places of quiet and restful […]