Liget Budapest International Design Competition

The Museum of Fine Arts and the Városliget Zrt. 100 % owned by the Hungarian State announce an open, international, two-stage design competition for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest. The construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the institutions already present Liget Budapest will be one of Budapest’s leading, well-known tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park recognised as such all over Europe.

The competition is free, and includes the design of the New National Gallery, The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Ethnography, the Hungarian Museum of Architecture & Fotomuzeum Budapest, and the House of Hungarian Music. The submission deadline is May 27. Complete information can be found on the competition’s official website.

Agora Szeged / BAHCS architects

© Zsolt Frikker

Architects: BAHCS architects
Location: Szeged,
Architect In Charge: András Báger, Csaba Helmle
Fellow Architects: Gabriella Antal, Nóra Báger, Balázs Turai, Tamás Tóth
Building Structures: Péter Handa
Structural: Roland Ambrus, Tamás Méri
Interior Design: György Frank, Péter Fábián
Area: 7240.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zsolt Frikker, Andras Bager

Espresso Embassy / sporaarchitects

© Danyi Balázs

Architects: sporaarchitects
Location: , Hungary
Architect In Charge: Dékány Tibor, Hatvani Ádám
Year: 2012
Photographs: Danyi Balázs

Hideg House / Béres Architects

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: Béres Architects
Location: , Hungary
Architect In Charge: Attila BÈres, Jusztina Balázs
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

SPAR Flagshipstore / LAB5 Architects

© Zsolt Batár

Architects: LAB5 Architects
Location: MOM Park Bevásárlóközpont, 1123 , Alkotás Street 53,
Design Team: Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zsolt Batár

Golden Hall / A4 Studio

Courtesy of A4 Studio

Architects: A4 Studio
Location: ,
Design Team: Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of A4 Studio

Christmas Tree Made of Sledges / Hello Wood

© Dániel Dömölky

From a distance, it would seem a traditional Christmas tree has been erected in front of the in Budapest. But upon closer inspection, a surprise is revealed- the tree is made up of 365 sledges. Designed by Hello Wood, an architecture and design studio based out of Hungary, the 11 meter tree will eventually be disassembled and the sledges given to the kids of SOS Children’s Village. Read more about the installation after the break…

Esterházy Etyeki Kúria Winery / BORD Architectural Studio

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: BORD Architectural Studio
Location: Öreghegy,
Head Architects: Péter Bordás
Assistant Architects: Róbert Benke, Annamária Holovits, Ildikó Pém, Júlia Szendrői, Tamás Tolvaj
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Duong Li Eszter

Cement Plant in Szentlőrinc / MHM Architects

© Kurt Hörbst

Architects: MHM Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
Year: 2011
Photographs: Kurt Hörbst

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center / Foldes Architects

© Tamas Bujnovszky

Architects: Foldes Architects
Location: Celldömölk,
Principal Designer: Laszlo Foldes
Project Design Team: Laszlo Foldes, Csaba Balogh, Orsolya Tatar-Gonczi
Collaborating Architects: Agnes Deigner, Levente Sirokai, Peter Sonicz
Area: 965.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tamas Bujnovszky

House in Budapest / ZSK Architects

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: ZSK Architects
Location: Budapest,
Architect In Charge: László Kalmár, Balázs Rose, Zsolt Zsuffa
Interior Design: János Szepesi
Area: 270.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Zsolt Zsuffa

Budapest Music Center / Art1st Design Studio

© Tamás, Bujonovszky

Architects: Art1st Design Studio
Location: 1093 Budapest, Mátyás Street 8,
Architect In Charge: Daniel, Taraczky, Dorottya, Gőz, Abdel Rahim, Chehadé
Structural Engineer: Ödenburger Építészeti és Mérnöki Iroda
Civil Engineers: Dezső, Hensler, Krisztina, Csepregálovics
Mechanical Engineers: Attila, Lucz, Ervin, Barta
Photographs: Tamás, Bujonovszky

Hello Wood 2013: Step Closer!

POLIPHONY. Image © Kékesi Donát

Back for its fourth year, the creative camp Hello Wood was held last month in Hungary, set in the countryside north of Lake Balaton. At Hello , 120 young designers and architects worked with leading experts to create installations which approach issues of society and community in architecture, ideas encompassed by this year’s motto “Step Closer!” Twelve teams had one week to create these installations using timber as their primary material, with the projects being judged and a winner awarded at the end of the week.

Read on to find out about the installations, and which one was judged the winner, after the break

Black Magic House / T2.a Architects

© Zsolt Batár

Architects: T2.a Architects
Location: Budapest,
Architect In Charge: Bence Turányi
Year: 2012
Photographs: Zsolt Batár

Vibrant Geometry / 3h architecture Ltd

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: 3h architecture Ltd
Location: Medve utca 17, 1027 Budapest,
Architect In Charge:
Head Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther
Project Manager: Orsolya Pataj
Assistant Architects: Zsombor Fehér, Anikó Hajdú, Lilla Kántor, Bence Kertész, Orsolya Pataj, Tímea Szarka
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Center of Air Navigation Services / ZSK Architects

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: ZSK Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa
Project Architect: Gábor Nagy
Assistant Architects: Glória Papp, Szilvia Rehus (competition), Katalin Fazekas, Zsófia Lázár, Mihály Kanyó, Roland Németh, András Gali, Iván Kund, Balázs Rose
Interior Design: Gábor Szokolyai, Dénes Kovács
Area: 10500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Transformation and Extension of the Central Building of Zanka / Modum

© Tamás Bujnovszky

Architects: Modum
Location: Zanka,
Architect In Charge: András Krizsán
Design Team: Judit Csontó, Szabolcs Debreczeni
Engineer: Csaba Rosza
Contractor: Kuti & Fia
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

5th Annual Budapest Architecture Film Days

Courtesy of Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre

Initiated by KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre in 2007, the 5th Annual Budapest Architecture Film Days will be taking place February 28-March 3. The main intent of the event is to use the medium of film to highlight the most subtle processes in architecture, design and urban development. This year, the 4-day festival proposes the richest and most diverse program of its half-decade existence to those interested in architecture, design and cities. The event opens with a portrait of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Oscar Niemeyer. For more information, including a complete program of events, please visit here.