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SA43 Apartments / Numbernow studio + Balázs Szelecsényi

© Balázs Danyi© Balázs Danyi© Balázs Danyi© Balázs Danyi+ 30

Budapest, Hungary
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  992
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ströher, Aluframe, Gil, Schlotterer, Trimble

National Dance Theater / ZDA - Zoboki Design and Architecture

© Zsolt Hlinka© Zsolt Hlinka© Zsolt Hlinka© Zsolt Hlinka+ 16

Saint Gellért Hall / Építész Stúdió

© Gergely Kenéz© Gergely Kenéz© Gergely Kenéz© Gergely Kenéz+ 37

Recent Images Highlight Completed Structure for Sou Fujimoto's House of Hungarian Music in Budapest, Hungary

The House of Hungarian Music, part of the Liget Budapest Project, has won the World's Best Use of Music in Property Development at the Music Cities Awards. Also selected as one of the top three Best European Development category, the intervention, designed by Sou Fujimoto is under construction on the former site of the demolished Hungexpo office buildings in Budapest, Hungary. Scheduled to open in 2021, the structure of the building is complete, and the iconic roof is taking shape, as well as the monumental glass walls, the largest of their kind in Europe.

Courtesy of House of Hungarian MusicCourtesy of House of Hungarian MusicCourtesy of House of Hungarian MusicCourtesy of House of Hungarian Music+ 10

Campus and Creative Innovation Knowledge Park / 3h architecture

© Tamás Bujnovszky, Balázs Danyi© Tamás Bujnovszky, Balázs Danyi© Tamás Bujnovszky, Balázs Danyi© Tamás Bujnovszky, Balázs Danyi+ 25

  • Architects: 3h architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15851
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Assa Abloy, Hormann, Innovation Living, Jansen, +21

Workstation Cabin / Hello Wood

© Zsuzsa Darab© Zsuzsa Darab© Zsuzsa Darab© Zsuzsa Darab+ 16

  • Architects: Hello Wood
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Hungarian Museum of Transport to Move Forward

The Hungarian Government has decided to continue the design process for Diller Scofidio + Renfro's new Museum of Transport in Budapest. During the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic cast doubt on the continuation of the project, and this latest news is a sign of support for the team's planning, design and preparatory work necessary for starting construction.

Hungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + RenfroHungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + RenfroHungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + RenfroHungarian Museum of Transport. Image Courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro+ 6

Hungarian Pavilion to Reimagine 12 Modernist Icons in Budapest

The Hungarian Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale will feature the work of twelve design studios that will reconsider twelve iconic modernist buildings in Budapest. For the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, the pavilion's curator Dániel Kovács wants to explore the value and heritage of architectural modernism to reconcile past and future architecture.

Courtesy of Venice Biennale, Hungarian PavilionCourtesy of Venice Biennale, Hungarian PavilionCourtesy of Venice Biennale, Hungarian PavilionCourtesy of Venice Biennale, Hungarian Pavilion+ 7

Why Budapest's Contemporary Architects had to Go Underground to Find Success

This article by ArchDaily's former managing editor Vanessa Quirk first appeared on ArtsCultureBeat, the web magazine of Arts & Culture concentration at Columbia Journalism School’s MA program, titled "The Secret Life of Hungarian Contemporary Architecture."

This time last year, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán stood at a podium in a pristine new subway station. Raw concrete beams criss-crossed above him; state-of-the art, driverless trains stood silently beside him. It was the opening ceremony for Line 4, a subway line that due to delays, corruption, and disputes had been 40 years in the making.

“The people of Budapest began to accept the thought that only their grandchildren would use Budapest’s new Metro line, or not even them.” Orbán told the crowd. He recounted an old joke that embodied the cynicism that once surrounded the project: Chuck Norris had been on Metro Line 4.

Orbán credited the line’s completion, which occurred only a few weeks before the 2014 parliamentary elections, to “the solidarity and unity that was established in 2010 [when Orbán’s government took power] and has since been maintained.” He didn’t mention how, under his first government (1998 to 2002), he had withheld funds from the project, contributing significantly to its delay. Nor did he mention that his party had fought against the idea that the line, an expensive infrastructural project, needed architecture at all.

Today, though, the line’s stunning architecture is its most noticeable feature. Line 4 is not just a watershed achievement in Hungary’s history, but also a symbol of what it takes to make contemporary architecture in Hungary today. Both literally and figuratively, contemporary architecture had to go underground.

Fovam Station / sporaarchitects. Image © Tamás BujnovszkyGellert Station / sporaarchitects. Image © Tamás BujnovszkyKálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio. Image © Tamás BujnovszkyBikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky+ 7

Art Shield Statue Conservation Pavilion / Hello Wood

© Zsuzsa Darab© Zsuzsa Darab© Zsuzsa Darab© Zsuzsa Darab+ 33

Budapest, Hungary
  • Architects: Hello Wood
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  112
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Buha|i|rest Restaurant / Roman Plyus

© Roman Plyus© Roman Plyus© Roman Plyus© Roman Plyus+ 18

Budapest, Hungary
  • Architects: Roman Plyus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Afteroom, Hans Wagner

Jazz Loft Apartments / T2a Architects

© Zsolt Batár© Zsolt Batár© Zsolt Batár© Zsolt Batár+ 22

Budapest, Hungary

Aptartment O / Studio Nomad

© Studio Nomad© Studio Nomad© Studio Nomad© Studio Nomad+ 15

  • Architects: Studio Nomad
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Studio Nomad, Tilka

Apartment V / Architres Studio

© Gergo Gosztom© Gergo Gosztom© Gergo Gosztom© Gergo Gosztom+ 24

Paris Court / Archikon

© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky© Tamás Bujnovszky© Tamás Bujnovszky© Tamás Bujnovszky+ 75

Floating Blocks / Tóth Project Architect Office

© Tamás Bujnovszky© Tamás Bujnovszky© Tamás Bujnovszky© Tamás Bujnovszky+ 31

Budapest, Hungary

Paradigma Ariadné Designs Masterplan for Budapest South Gate Competition

Paradigma Ariadné received an honorable mention in the Budapest South Gate Competition for their masterplan project in Hungary. Working with urban planners Spacefor Architect, as well as landscape and traffic designers Lépték Terv and Krisztina Mihálffy, the team's proposal was designed as a new neighborhood in Budapest for university students along the Danube river.

Budapest South Gate Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Paradigma AriadnéBudapest South Gate Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Paradigma AriadnéBudapest South Gate Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Paradigma AriadnéBudapest South Gate Masterplan. Image Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné+ 10