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Reconstruction of Historic Town Hall of Buda / Hetedik Muterem

00:00 - 4 December, 2018
Reconstruction of Historic Town Hall of Buda / Hetedik Muterem, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungary
  • Lead Architect

    Levente Szabó DLA
  • Architects Team

    Balázs Biri, Katalin Alkér, András Bartha, Rita Terbe DLA, Zsolt Tolnai
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Fate of O’Donnell + Tuomey’s RIBA International Prize Contender Uncertain after Political Crackdown

11:00 - 26 October, 2018
Fate of O’Donnell + Tuomey’s RIBA International Prize Contender Uncertain after Political Crackdown, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

The Central European University’s Budapest campus, designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey and shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize, is under threat of abandonment due to ongoing verbal and legislative attacks by Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán.

As reported by CNN, university officials have spoken publically about plans to leave Budapest, with the university’s board recently approving the opening of a satellite campus in Vienna in 2019. The decision would cast doubt over the second construction phase of the O’Donnell + Tuomey vision.

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky + 11

SHARE Budapest 2018 International Architecture and Engineering Forum

13:55 - 24 September, 2018
SHARE Budapest 2018 International Architecture and Engineering Forum, Principal and senior architects from leading ateliers will give lectures on innovation in architecture, urban design and engineering,  technologies for the smart and sustainable built environment, besides focusing on river fronts and coastal engineering.
Principal and senior architects from leading ateliers will give lectures on innovation in architecture, urban design and engineering, technologies for the smart and sustainable built environment, besides focusing on river fronts and coastal engineering.

SHARE Budapest 2018 highlights
SHARE Budapest 2018 will gather exceptional speakers from 12 countries: Hungary, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, France, Albania, Thailand, Sweden, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Denmark and Italy. Some of the lecturers and their focus for the event:

• John Bulcock / Design Unit, MYS: ‘Factory in the Forest’
John Bulcock is a UK registered architect. After starting his own London based practice, his work was selected for the 40 under Forty RIBA exhibition for young architects. Traveling to India in the early 1990’s to both join Balkrishna Doshi in Ahmedabad and to study the work of, in particular, Le Corbusier, Khan and Bawa,

4 Buildings Shortlisted for the RIBA 2018 International Prize

06:30 - 12 September, 2018
4 Buildings Shortlisted for the RIBA 2018 International Prize, Il Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) / Boeri Studio. Image © Giovanni Nardi
Il Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) / Boeri Studio. Image © Giovanni Nardi

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the shortlist of four finalist projects in the running for the 2018 RIBA International Prize. A biennial award open to any qualified architect in the world, the International Prize seeks to name the world’s “most inspirational and significant” building. Criteria for consideration include the demonstration of “design excellence, architectural ambition, and [delivery of] meaningful social impact.”

The inaugural prize was awarded to Grafton Architects in 2016 for their UTEC university building in Lima, Peru, described as a “modern-day Machu Picchu.”

Sou Fujimoto's House of Hungarian Music to Begin Construction in Budapest

14:00 - 29 August, 2018
Sou Fujimoto's House of Hungarian Music to Begin Construction in Budapest, © Varosliget Zrt
© Varosliget Zrt

Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music is set to begin construction in an idyllic natural setting beside Városliget Lake in Budapest’s largest park. Having won a competition for the scheme’s design in 2014, the Japanese architect has designed a “modern and extravagant home for music” drawing inspiration from both the natural and musical worlds.

The scheme forms part of the Liget Budapest project, one of Europe’s largest museum developments, which also includes the striated Museum of Ethnography by French firm Vallet de Martinis DIID Architectes and the cuboidal PhotoMuseum Budapest and Museum of Hungarian Architecture by Hungarian firm Középülettervező Zrt.

© Varosliget Zrt © Varosliget Zrt © Varosliget Zrt © Varosliget Zrt + 6

Hello Wood's POP-UP Park Adds a Splash of Color to an Underused Square in Budapest

16:00 - 28 August, 2018
Hello Wood's POP-UP Park Adds a Splash of Color to an Underused Square in Budapest, © Petra Gaspar
© Petra Gaspar

Hello Wood has revived its highly-successful POP-UP Park, bringing a touch of vibrancy to an underused square in downtown Budapest. Having built the structures in the summer of 2017, the park has returned one year later to provide “a democratic space for all social groups embedded within the everyday movement of the city.”

Open 24 hours per day, the park acts as a free-to-use space for people from all walks of life. Supported by the Municipality of Budapest, the scheme is situated in a frequented though empty spot beside the Budapest City Hall.

© Petra Gaspar © Petra Gaspar © Petra Gaspar © Petra Gaspar + 25

Foster + Partners' MOL Tower Will Rise Despite Budapest's New Skyscraper Ban

16:00 - 20 August, 2018
Foster + Partners' MOL Tower Will Rise Despite Budapest's New Skyscraper Ban, MOL Campus. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
MOL Campus. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

The Hungarian government is introducing a new skyscraper ban in the hopes of preserving the Budapest skyline. Gergely Gulyás, minister of the prime minister's office, recently stated that the ban will affect all new buildings in Budapest over 90 meters tall. The ban will not limit projects already approved with planning permission, including Foster + Partners' MOL Campus Tower, a high-rise being built as part of the new headquarters for the MOL Group. The 120 meter tower will be exempt because it has already won planning permission.

Family House on Nedű Street / Építész Stúdió

18:00 - 22 July, 2018
Family House on Nedű Street / Építész Stúdió, © Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz
© Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz

© Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz © Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz © Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz © Gergő Jedlicska, Gergely Kenéz + 51

Join us at AA Visiting School Budapest 2018

14:37 - 3 July, 2018
Join us at AA Visiting School Budapest 2018, Walking through Budapest. © Pei Yong
Walking through Budapest. © Pei Yong

Budapest-based Visiting School, is part of the world most prestigious and renowned architectural school - Architectural Association (AA). It will take place from the 31st of August to 9th of September this year. In collaboration with prominent art and architectural institutions, such as FUGA, BVA, KÉK, Ivanka Concrete and Hello Wood, all work will be exhibited during Budapest Design Week.


Brief and Agenda

One lilac evening in New York, Jack Kerouac walked and dreamt of all that was beyond a ‘white man’. In Paris, Georges Perec roamed and exhausted a place by recording what happened when nothing happened. Stanley Brouwn’s participatory mapper,

Museum and Education Center House of Fate / Attilafk Architects

03:00 - 27 June, 2018
Museum and Education Center House of Fate / Attilafk Architects, © Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky + 25

UNStudio Triumphs in Competition for New Budapest Bridge Over the River Danube

14:00 - 9 May, 2018
UNStudio Triumphs in Competition for New Budapest Bridge Over the River Danube, © VA Render
© VA Render

UNStudio, in collaboration with Buro Happold Engineering, has won an international competition for the design of a new bridge spanning the River Danube in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Their scheme will serve as a blueprint for the "Galvani Bridge" connecting South Buda and Csepel, balancing graceful aesthetics with strong performance.

The competition for the bridge was conceived with the goal of decreasing the 600,000-strong daily traffic load on existing bridges across the Danube by 40,000. As well as easing traffic congestion, the bridge is intended to embody a liveable, loveable, healthy image of 21st-century Budapest.

© VA Render © VA Render © VA Render © VA Render + 10

T2.a Architects Uses Algorithm to Design Customizable Apartment Complex

06:00 - 30 March, 2018
T2.a Architects Uses Algorithm to Design Customizable Apartment Complex, Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects
Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects

Imagine having input in the design process for your custom apartment built alongside the second largest river in Europe. T2.a Architects has unveiled their design for DANUBIO, a new residential development in Budapest, which aims to do just that.

The driving concept behind the development of DANUBIO is to give the freedom of design back to the residents, inviting them to give input into the configuration of units within the building. Using Grasshopper, a Rhinoceros plug in, a script was developed to allow creative flexibility in the design of each resident’s future home. This algorithm is altered every time a new resident enters the community by allowing them to define the typology, orientation, and location of their future home during the design process.

Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects Courtesy of DANUBIO/T2.a Architects + 23

Hello Wood Builds 5 Wooden Christmas Trees in Cities Throughout Europe

08:00 - 25 December, 2017
Kecskemét. Image © Máté Lakos
Kecskemét. Image © Máté Lakos

Budapest-based architectural firm Hello Wood has continued its annual tradition of constructing wooden Christmas trees, this year expanding the program with a total of 5 trees throughout Europe. In London and Vienna, trees made of sleds recall a design concept first used by Hello Wood in 2013; meanwhile, two locations in Budapest and in the Hungarian city of Kecskemét are witnessing the return of the firm's "charity trees," installations made of firewood which are later dismantled and distributed to families in need for the winter season.

London Kew Gardens. Image © RBG KEW Kobánya. Image © Máté Lakos Kobánya. Image © Máté Lakos Kecskemét. Image © Máté Lakos + 52

Skanska HQ Budapest / LAB5 architects

02:00 - 14 November, 2017
Skanska HQ Budapest / LAB5 architects, © Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

© Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár © Zsolt Batár + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Váci út 96-98, 1133 Hungary
  • Lead Architects

    Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Virág Anna Gáspár, Balázs Korényi
  • Design Team

    Judit Nyerges, Rebeka Sipos, Zoltán Szegedi
  • Area

    480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Zsolt Hlinka's Photo Collages Portray the Buildings of Budapest in Perfect Symmetry

16:45 - 7 November, 2017
Zsolt Hlinka's Photo Collages Portray the Buildings of Budapest in Perfect Symmetry, © Zsolt Hlinka
© Zsolt Hlinka

In his new series, “Corner Symmetry,” Hungarian photographer and printmaker Zsolt Hlinka captures some of his home city of Budapest’s most stunning buildings, manipulating them to make them appear as if they are perfectly symmetrical when viewed from the corner.

Overlaid on a variety of pastel-colored skies, the photographs are taken from extreme 2-point perspective, making the buildings appear to pop straight off the page. The study is a continuation of his Wes-Anderson-reminiscent series, “Urban Symmetry.”

© Zsolt Hlinka © Zsolt Hlinka © Zsolt Hlinka © Zsolt Hlinka + 12

Foster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest's Tallest Building

12:00 - 3 October, 2017
Foster + Partners Design Sustainable Corporate Campus Featuring Budapest's Tallest Building, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have revealed designs for the sustainability-minded new headquarters of Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group in southern Budapest. Known as MOL Campus, the plan will center on an environmentally-progressive structure located within in a park-like setting. When completed, it will become this city’s tallest building.

“This is a landmark project for several reasons, not only for MOL but also for Budapest,” said Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. “It presents a unique challenge – to ensure that the building meets the functional needs of the organisation, follows the highest standards of sustainability, and is respectful of its historic surroundings.”

pointONE showroom / Suto Interior Architects

02:00 - 15 September, 2017
pointONE showroom / Suto Interior Architects, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Szabadság tér 14, 1054 Hungary
  • Interior Design

    Suto Interior Architects
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

FLOW Hostel / PRTZN Architecture

05:00 - 20 August, 2017
FLOW Hostel / PRTZN Architecture, © Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Gönczy Pál u., 1093 Hungary
  • Lead Architects

    Gergely Hory, Zoltán Major, Péter Müllner
  • Area

    660.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs