19 Apr NATIONAL THEATRE 2.0

Only a few steps away from the Student City in the south of Budapest, which is still in the planning stage, stands the architecturally completely outdated National Theatre, designed by - does anyone remember? - Mária Siklós. The story of how this outmoded and ridiculous...

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09 Nov THE CONCRETE NETWORK

Metro station Fövám tér - Architects: sporaarchitects - Year: 2014 Budapest’s fourth metro line was originally intended to be open for traffic in 2008. The planning of the stations had already commenced in 2005, although the inauguration only took place ten years later. Now the most...

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19 Oct STEEL REPLACED STALIN

Memorial to the Revolution of 1956 - Architects: I-ypszilon - Year: 2006 This key monument was inaugurated at a highly symbolic site exactly fifty years following the outbreak of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Here once stood the 10 m high statue of Stalin which was...

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21 Sep COLORED AND CURVED

Simplon Court - Architects: Gábor and Bence Turányi t2a - Year: 2010 The most colorful corner of Budapest owes its name to a nearby residential block from the modern period. Indeed, it is not the court that makes the building so worth seeing, but rather its colorful residential...

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13 Aug FACELIFT FOR THE SZELL KÁLMÁN SQUARE

Square: Széll Kálmán tér – Architects: Építész Stúdió, Lépték-Terv – Year: 2016 For more than 40 years, the people of Budapest have been awaiting redevelopment of the most important traffic junction on the Buda side of the city. Now, in May 2016, it is finally complete. The...

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01 Aug THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

The oldest traces of Budapest are located in the north of the Danube metropolis on the territory of the formerly independent city of Óbuda. As late as the 5th century, the Roman Empire reached as far as the Danube and the capital of the province...

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05 Jul A HIDDEN GREEN TREASURE

Geometria Office Building – design: 3h – Katalin Csillag and Zsolt Gunther – built: 2013 Not far from the tourist paths, in a quiet side street not far from the Danube hides one of the most beautiful examples of recent Budapest architecture, at the same time...

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28 Jun COLOSSUS OF CULTURE

MÜPA-Palace of Arts - design: Gábor Zoboki - built: 2005 The largest cultural building of recent decades also marks the new border of the city centre. The palace established on a pentagonal plan accommodates three facilities: in the middle the concert hall, to the east the dance...

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19 Apr SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE FOR KIDS

How much architecture can you expect from three to six years old children? What kind of concept should a home for children in the early 21st century have? And can a kindergarten communicate a message to its little users? In the 13th district of Budapest, several...

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09 Apr BAUHAUS 100+1 – THE NEW MOME CAMPUS

Together with numerous other cities, Budapest celebrated 100 years of Bauhaus foundation last year. With the painter and Bauhaus teacher László Moholy-Nagy and the architect and Bauhaus student Marcel Breuer, Hungarian artists were an integral part of the world-famous school from the very beginning. It...

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