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 […]

Small can be monumental

Greek Catholic Museum and Study House, Nyíregyháza Architects: Mihály Balázs, Dávid Török, Balázs Falvai, Márton Nagy Text: Zoltán Bun Photos: Antal Bánhegyesy The denominational Museum and Study House, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, stands next to the St. Athanese Greek Catholic Theological College in Nyíregyháza, and was built after designs by Mihály Balázs, although the […]

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 […]