2021/1 Díjak Szcéna rovat

István Kotsis Award 2020

MÉSZ, December 15th, 2020 On December 15th, the 131st birthday of István Kotsis, the medals named after him were awarded  as the professional recognition of fair-play architects which is a recognition by the Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ) for educators’ work and achievements who double excellently as designer architects. Based on the proposals of the […]

2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Pro Architectura Prize 2020

On November 19th, Minister Gergely Gulyás awarded the Pro Architectura prizes for recognizing the activities of those propagating and popularizing Hungarian architecture, the creation of high standard man-made environment, the protection and preservation of architectural values, and activities to shape architectural thinking as such, as well as outstanding achievements in the interests of reaching the […]

2020/6 Díjak Szcéna rovat

Budapest Architecture Award for Excellence 2020

On November 17th, which is the birthday of Budapest, the Budapest Architectural Award for Excellence 2020 was awarded. It is a professional recognition for high-standard designs and constructions of new or modernized buildings, edifices, public domains, interiors that improve the architectural image of the capital city, or the utilization of a certain part of the […]


2019/6 Esemény Post Scriptum Utóirat 2019/6

Past – Present – Future

30 Years of Károly Kós Association Text: László György Sáros Photos: Lőrinc Csernyus, Attila Kristók The civilian association uniting and coordinating Hungarian organic architecture was founded 30 years ago by seven minor associations in 1989. Founders unanimously decided to choose Károly Kós’s name naturally taking on his heritage and spirituality. The founding masters, Miklós Kampis, […]

2019/6 Esemény Post Scriptum Utóirat 2019/6

FUGA 10 +

Lessons of the FUGA Anniversary Festival Text: Anna Zöldi Photos: Tibor Zsitva, Ferenc Kocsis In October 2019 FUGA Budapest Architectural Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which is a memorable milestone event in its history. Founded in 2009, FUGA has evolved into a brandmark of Gesamtkunswerk commitment, and a genuine and authentic venue of the cultural […]

2019/5 Díjak Esemény Szcéna rovat

World Architects’ Day 2019

Association of Architects, House of Architects, 7 October 2019 Text: Eszter Götz Photo: Edit Pálinkás On October 7th, architects celebrated the Architects’ World Day. The programmes held all day long included lectures and discussions, this year’s diploma ceremony, as well as several other programmes of this year, such as the opening of the international exhibition […]


2021/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre Keszthely 2020

Results of the Contest The Architecture Department of the Hungarian Art Academy published an open tender of architecture titled The Development Scheme of the Balaton Centre 2020 to invite proposals and concepts for a multi-functional complex offering high-standard services in a location of high significance by means and tools of architecture and landscape design including […]


Budapest 100 – Community Video

In light of these new circumstances the Budapest100 weekend in May has been postponed; however, we still want to show that the watchful residents of Budapest are still the keepers of many treasures. If you feel like sharing some of your treasures, we invite you to participate in the making of the Budpaest100 community video. […]

2020/1 Kiállítás Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Young Architects’ Generation 2019

Contest and travelling exhibition Text and photo: András Borsos “young architects’ generation” contest and travelling exhibition has been organized by the Association of Hungarian Architects since 2006 every other year initiated by dr. Gábor Reischl, formerly the chairman of Association of Hungarian Architects (MÉSZ). It is targeted to present the best achievements of young Hungarian […]

2020/1 Pályázat Szcéna rovat

Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019

The result of the architectural competition The Hungarian Academy of Arts, Department of Architecture, announced an open architectural application called “Szentendre – Cultural Riverside 2019”, in the framework of which it awaited a proposal for the construction of a unique cultural and leisure center in the historical downtown of Szentendre by the integration and rehabilitation […]


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2021/4 Téma rovat

Old-new Acquaintance

Renovation of Esterházy Castle, Fertőd Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther Text: Tamás Kiss Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The concept of the Esterházy Castle in Fertőd, built in the 1770s by Miklós Esterházy “The Bright”, is a huge Baroque-Rococo building complex that has recently undergone several renovations. It has long been an undisguised goal to create an […]

2021/4 Téma rovat

Old Ladies on the Banks of the Danube in Pest

Renovation of Matild Palace, Budapest Architects: Antal Puhl, Péter Dajka Text: Tamás Ulrich Photos: Tamás Bujnovszky The southern building, the Matild Palace, was the first of the elegant twin palaces at the Pest end of the Elizabeth Bridge. The area and the space associated with it became a major urban element in the late 1800s, […]

2021/4 Téma rovat

The Heritage of the Art Nouveau Consolation

Tóth József Theatre, Szentes Architects: Marcell Komor (1896), János Szabó (2021) Text: Eszter Baldavári Photos: Zsófia Nyirkos The Szentes consolation and theater, which opened at the turn of the century, was in a very dilapidated state by the 1990s. In the fall of 2021, after 13 years of endurance and multi-pace renovation, it will reopen. […]

2021/4 Téma rovat

Our Common Home

Gerecse Nature Park Visitor Center, Péliföldszentkereszt Architect: Kristóf Dankó Text: Zoltán Dragon Photos: Kristóf Dankó The problem is not new: how can a voluminous text that is significant in its words and thoughts be passed on to as many people as possible, with as few mistakes as possible? The building and exhibition of the Gerecse […]


2021/4 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/4

Under the spell of towers

Dénes Györgyi’s Plans for the City Hall of Debrecen Text: Fanni Izabella Magyaróvári Photos: Magyar Építészeti Múzeum és Műemlékvédelmi Dokumentációs Központ This year, 90 years ago, in the spring of 1931, the large-scale design competition of the Debrecen town hall was completed. In many cases, the outstanding architectural works of the period between the two […]

2021/4 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/4

Ottoman Heritage

Pilgrims’ Settlement around the Turbe of Sultan Suleiman in Szigetvár Text: Norbert Pap, Máté Kitanics Regarding its historical context, the town built for pilgrims by Sultan Suleiman in Turbék near Szigetvár was constructed fairly quickly in the mid-1570s. However, it was not a static architectural structure, as it underwent several changes and extensions during its […]

2021/4 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/4

Mihály Ráday’s Revolution

The Beginning of the Urban Protection Movement Text: György Szegő As a cinematographer and director, Mihály Ráday made several TV serires, documentaries and children’s programs in addition to his legendary television series, which ran for 30 years. For 15 years we were able to see their joint television series with Tamás Katona from 1848. He […]

2021/4 Post Scriptum Utóirat 2021/4

Discovering another Modernism in Hungary

Text: Dániel Laczó Modernist Architecure spread in Hungary on two occasions in the decade after World War II. Firstly, right after the war when state-sponsored projects wre predominantly followed Modernism. The change of the political system and the rule of socialism resulted the transformation of cultural policy: dictatorship defined art life and required authors and […]


2021/4 Terv rovat

Urban Floating Oasis

A New Recreational Island in New York Architect: Thomas Heatherwick Text: György Szegő Photos: Michael Grimm, Thomas Schenck – Little Island Three of New York’s frequented rusty zones are former quays. Two of them are actually the banks of Manhattan East River and Hudson River. The former has been modernized by constructing a clearway, whilst […]

2021/4 Terv rovat

Digital Museum Plan

Veszprém, European Capital of Culture 2023 Concept and text: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa In recent decades, the institution of the museum has evolved from a sanctuary of learning to a place of experiential experience that seeks to please the public with stunning effects. The concept of creating a new Digital Museum within the framework of […]

2021/3 Terv rovat

Hungarian Concepts for the Shenzhen Opera Competition

Concepts: ZDA, Robert Gutowski Architects In 2020, two projects from two Hungarian architectural firms were included in the second round of the international design competition for the design of the Shenzhen Opera House, among the top 20 designs. Below we present the plans of ZDA as well as Robert Gutowski Architects.  

2021/2 Terv rovat


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 […]

Kreatív városok

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Radical transformation

Developing the centre of a settlement, Gyermely Architects: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián Text: Szilvia Molnár Photos: Balázs Danyi Having in-depth knowledge of the structure of the village Gyermely, the team named Gereben Marián Architects managed by Balázs Marián DLA and Péter Gereben found themselves a challenge here at the end of the 2000s. As a […]

2019/6 Kreatív városok

Oxford in the foothills of the Alps

Facelifted Benedictine Convent House, Kőszeg Architect: Robert Gutowski Text: Dr. Ferenc Miszlivetz Photos: Tibor Ohr An eventful year started in 2014 when ISES Foundation was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s office to work out a study on viability with the aim to save the architectural heritage of Kőszeg almost on the brink of complete deterioration […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

The Place Where…

Intimacy, creativity, flow Text: Tamás Fejérdy, Ferenc Miszlivetz, Laura Takács Architectural spaces do not tend to be utility calculations in the case of historic towns, as they are born based on human needs, well-established and fixed habits, the respect of old times, the gripping effect of the view, that is natural, cultural and aesthetic codes. […]

2019/5 Kreatív városok

Treating Landscape Injuries with Art

Volcanoes Park, Zalahaláp Sculptors: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Text: Balázs Szász Photos: Rhea Marmentini, Zoltán Balanyi Born in a family of doctors and artists, Chilean-Hungarian sculptor Rhea Marmentini started to realize one of her long-time dream at the meeting point of Mediterranean and continental climates: to reconstruct a wound on the landscape of Haláp Hill, […]