New Colour on the Palette of the Budapest Broadway

Hard Rock Hotel, Budapest Architects: László Szász, Erzsébet Hajnády Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Stúdió’100 Ltd was invited to participate in a concept contest in 2008 targeted to start a scheme for a downtown hotel to be constructed on a united lot of three buildings on the corner of Nagymező and Ó Streets in […]


Emerald Residence, Budapest Architects: Alfréd Peschka, Bertalan Nemes, Tamás Csernik Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Baroque-style St Anna’s Church in downtown Pest received a revivalist Renaissance facade in the 1870s when a three-storey convent house and two-storey bazaars were also built next to it. The structure was seriously damaged by bombs demolishing the adjacent […]

Blocks That Have Been Moved

Gedeon Richter Nyrt Community and Office Building, Debrecen Architects: Géza Szőkedencsi, György Töős Text: Dávid Bán Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky Launched in 2012 on the margins of Debrecen, the Gedeon Richter Biotechnological Plant represents the latest pharmaceutical technology. Next to the production hall, a laboratory, a building to provide energy and a reception building open on […]

Beneath the Sun Shade Sails

The 2nd Stage of the Market Project in Békásmegyer Architect: Alfréd Peschka Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The reconstruction of the market in Békásmegyer had been on the agenda since 2012, and now, after two years, the local farmers’ market and the community zone behind the hall has also been completed, which is a […]

Water ont he Rock

Guðlaug Bath, Akranes, Iceland Architects: Basalt Architects Text: Eszter Götz Photos: Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson – Arctic Images Langisandur Beach, is a popular outdoor recreation area for locals and a somewhat hidden gem to visitors. The spectacular view from the pool includes the Faxaflói bay and Reykjavík city skyline across the ocean. The goal of the […]


MÉSZ-MÉK Diploma Award Concept and text: Gergely Tasnádi , MOME Consultants: Balázs Marián, Dave Hakkens, Kinga German The award-winning diploma work has a theoretical framework, namely the Spaceship Earth concept by Buckminster Fuller. What he phrased as „spaceship ethics” is a theory according to which „mankind travels on the spaceship named Earth, using energy obtained […]

A Developing Garden City

Changes in the Local Centre System in District XVI Budapest Text: Anna Kornélia Losonczy, Melinda Benkő, Annamária Orbán District No XVI of Budapest was created by uniting four villages, Cinkota, Rákosszentmihály, Sashalom and Mátyásföld, which then had stood at various stages of development because of the historic evolution. Actually, they have preserved their independent identities […]

Models in the Spirit of a Successful Cooperation

Works by Students of Architecture at Győző Czigler’s Memorial Exhibition Text: Enikő Tóth Photos: MÉM MDK The Documentation Centre of Historic Buildings Protection of the Museum of Hungarian Architecture, and the Municipal Archives of Budapest started a cooperation in January 2020 to organise a memorial exhibition on the 170th anniversary of architect Győző Czigler’s birth […]

William Burges died 140 years ago

Commemoration of an Outstanding Artist of the Victorian Architecture Text: András Jeney William Burges was a remarkable British historicist architect. He considered himself not only an architect but also a painter, sculptor and an industrial designer. He was a great fan of the Early French Gothic style, he designed his works mainly in this style. […]

János Wanner in Switzerland

The Oeuvre Of An Architect Text: Zoltán Szécsi Owing to his eternal merits and achievements in introducing and facilitating the evolution of early Modernist architecture in Hungary, János Wanner’s name has a fine ring as of today for the best and well-informed Hungarian professionals. His father was a Swiss-born craftsman, who came to settle down […]

Aula Marmorea, a Mysterious Building by King Matthias

Psychohistoric and Hermeneutic Outlines Text: József Zelnik King Matthias of Hungary was a contemporary of Hieronymus Bosch. They were influenced by similar cultural trends, and both of them had access to the most important information of the world then. Both may have been deeply shocked by the challenge that concerned the Christian faith during the […]

Reconnect – Reunion

Budapest Architectural Films Festival 2021 Text: Mária Tatai Photos: KÉK Last year the films of the Budapest Architecture Centre were shown in Toldi cinema, whereas this year the programmes are followed online at home, in everyone’s home-cinema. The title of the events encourage us to make a survey or even review: what was the world […]