Architecture

2022. június 10. 10:00
Alajos Hauszmann, who was born 175 years ago, is remembered on Thursday at the tomb in Fiumei road. He was the designer of the expansion and reconstruction of the Royal Mansion in Kossuth Square, the New York Palace, the main building of the Technical University, and the Royal Palace, but many public buildings, private houses and villas in Budapest were designed according to his plans. Through his work as a teacher, he had a significant influence on the Hungarian architecture and architects of the turn of the century.
2022. május 31. 17:30
As part of the Healthy Budapest Program, the building of Semmelweis University in Ferenc Square will be expanded and renovated. During the investment, the historicist-style educational building in Ferencváros will be enriched with an elevator.
2022. május 31. 09:00
The new exhibition building of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre is in fact an exhibition object in itself. The institution has not had its own exhibition space for more than half a century, but now it has got a truly authentic one: a modern villa where visitors can not only get information about this style from wall texts and pictures, but also perceive its features in the space.
2022. május 30. 14:00
The residential house at 17 Üllői Road, on the corner of Erkel Street, does not stand out from its surroundings, it has no special decorations, it is proportionate and simple. Yet it is important and worth presenting because it was the home and meeting place of prominent personalities who had a tremendous impact on Hungarian literature, theatrical life, fine arts, and architecture.
2022. május 30. 11:30
One of the wedges of Heroes' Square, the Art Gallery designed by Albert Schickedanz, will soon be renewed. The first phase of the renovation of the building, completed for the Millennium Exhibition in 1896, is the restoration of the façade, for which a heritage protection permit has recently been obtained.
2022. május 29. 09:00
Walking in the Buda Castle, between the one- and two-storey houses of the narrow Országház Street, we would not even think that one of them hides a huge ceremonial hall. Although it is actually logical, as the name of the street already suggests that the greatest lords of the country once appeared here, and a representative hall was built for them. The life of the adventurous room took a turning point at the end of May 1929, as it was restored to its old glory after decades of neglect.
2022. május 27. 18:00
The Chain Bridge is being renovated: the underpasses at the ends of the bridges are ready, which will be widened during the works, so in the future both pedestrians and cyclists will be able to fit side by side on both the Pest and Buda sides. At the same time, the suspension spindles of the bridge are being examined.
2022. május 26. 09:00
The former house at 6 Váci Street is named after the huge statue of St. Christopher of the pharmacy in it, after which the area in front of the building was called Kristóf Square. However, according to the plans of József Hild, the building, which was expanded to two and then three floors, housed several other shops in addition to the pharmacy, including the fashion store of the clothing retailer Jakab Rothberger, which also won the title of imperial and royal court supplier.
2022. május 25. 14:00
The temporary protection ordered last year for the building of the legendary district I restaurant has recently expired, so on 24 May, an application was submitted for the demolition and the construction of a new residential building. Although the building has been rebuilt several times over the years, the cultural and historical significance of the Márványmenyasszony restaurant, founded in 1793, is given by the fact that it housed the wedding of István Széchenyi in 1836 and Miklós Wesselényi in 1845.
2022. május 25. 09:00
The one-storey listed building at 9 Országház Street will be renovated. One of the most researched residential buildings in the Buda Castle District was built in the 15th century, then rebuilt in the Baroque style in the 17th century. It underwent another major transformation in the 19th century. The Gothic sedilia in the front door of the house are of outstanding value in the Castle District, but its facade is also remarkable.
2022. május 24. 09:00
The new building of the Museum of Ethnography in the Városliget was ceremoniously handed over on Sunday. It is the first headquarters of the institution that was built for museum purposes during its hundred and fifty years of existence, although plans have been made for it earlier. Nearly a hundred years ago, in 1923, a tender was held for which various plans were submitted.
2022. május 23. 17:00
The new community house belonging to the parish church of St. Ladislaus in istenhegy was handed over in the 12th district. The investment has made the parish’s old dream come true, as they now have a community space where they can meet outside of Mass as part of various programs. The 150-seat function room of the building, which fits in with the church next to it, is equipped with a projection screen and a modern sound system, so they can accommodate any performance, concert or film screening.
2022. május 22. 19:30
The new building of the Ethnographic Museum in Városliget was ceremoniously handed over on Sunday, 22 May. As is well known, the investment was carried out within the framework of the Liget Budapest program on the site of the former huge car park on Dózsa György road behind the Art Gallery. It was stated at the opening: the Liget Budapest program, Europe's largest cultural investment, will be fully implemented.
2022. május 22. 15:00
The Hungarian Museum of Architecture and the Documentation Center for the Protection of Monuments moved into its renovated Walter Rózsi Villa, in style on World Museum Day, 18 May. It can be visited from 19 May. The special feature of the building, built in 1936, is that it is the only modernist villa in the capital that can be visited.
2022. május 22. 09:00
The name of the Templom (Church) Square in Kispest is eloquent, as three denominations also built their churches in this beautiful place: the Catholic, the Reformed and the Lutheran. The latter is the newest, although it is no longer young, since it was inaugurated on 22 May 1927, just ninety-five years ago. The special shape of its tower faithfully reflects the approach of the age of its construction, and its interior reflects Lutheran traditions.
2022. május 18. 16:00
It was damaged in World War II, so one of the charming villas on Andrássy Avenue was demolished, which was built as the family house of the director of the Western Railway company in the early 1880s. The building was bought by the Hungarian state at the beginning of the 20th century, which later handed it over to a female monastic order, so it is not surprising that a chapel was built there at that time. After the war, the decision-makers did not spare the villa, building a modern residential house in its place.
2022. május 17. 09:00
The classicist corner building at 13 Váci Street and 15 Régiposta Street is the oldest still standing house on Váci Street, and according to research, it was the first three-storey residential building in the capital. The first art shop in Pest opened its doors here, then in the second half of the 19th century, it housed one of the most prestigious fashion salons in Europe, the Alter and Kiss Fashion House. Kálmán Mikszáth was a famous tenant. The house has undergone several mutilations over the past 215 years, but thanks to the restorations, much of its original beauty is still preserved today.
2022. május 16. 17:00
The Downtown Sports Center in Vadász Street won an award at a professional competition in Slovenia. The award was given in six different categories, with the sports center and the design team receiving recognition in the architecture category.
2022. május 14. 11:00
A foreign tourist may not even believe that Gellért Hill was not created by human hands. Towering in the middle of the city, it offers stunning views, so the idea that it was built for tourism may be obvious. Yet it is a gift of nature, and the view could be used not only for pleasure but also for military purposes. This justified the construction of a fortress on the hilltop called the Citadel. The building will be completely reborn thanks to the Várkapitányság, we now have the opportunity to see the work in progress.
2022. május 13. 21:00
A new four-storey wing will be added to the Városmajor Cardiology and Vascular Clinic on the site below 70 Városmajor Street, where the Diagnostic Center will be located. The new and old blocks of the clinic are planned to be connected by a bridge.
2022. május 12. 13:00
The experts of the Várkapitányság discovered another valuable find during the research carried out in the Buda Castle, as they found a marble fireplace in the dining room between the royal and princely suites, in addition to the ornamental fireplaces of the former Andrássy and Deák foyers in the Krisztinaváros wing. The finds will make a significant contribution to the most authentic reconstruction possible, as the fireplaces have always been in keeping with the room, so they can provide an important point of reference.
2022. május 12. 10:00
The palace of Liszt Academy in Liszt Ferenc Square was handed over on 12 May 1907, just 115 years ago. One of the most important buildings in the field of music was designed by the excellent architects Kálmán Giergl and Flóris Korb, but the outstanding craftsmen of the age also took part in the works. The architects worked on the plans for years to erect a modern building decorated with Hungarian elements according to the customer's request.
2022. május 11. 21:00
The Károlyi Sándor Hospital in Újpest will be expanded with a new part of the building. In addition to the construction of the new seven-storey wing, the main building of the hospital, designed by Miklós Ybl, will also be renovated, but a building deemed dangerous will also be demolished in the area.
2022. május 8. 12:00
Finding and viewing pieces of the architectural heritage of a city with a long history is an eternal tourist hit. Budapest stands out in this area mostly with the legacy of dualism and the two world wars: almost everyone have encountered the names of Miklós Ybl, Imre Steindl or Ödön Lechner, but if we dig deeper, it is impossible to list how many undeservedly lesser-known talents contributed to the decoration of the Hungarian capital. The building of the Buda Postal Palace, which adorns the south-western side of Széll Kálmán Square, is also connected to such a genius: a remarkable volume came out this year about Gyula Sándy's life and work, both from a professional and a layman's point of view.
2022. május 3. 14:00
A 13th district real estate and a 21st district complex was declared a monument, thus further expanding the list of monuments in the capital. In addition to a number of rural properties published in the Hungarian Gazette last Friday, the service buildings of the residential building at 20 Kartács Street and the Kvassay Lock adjacent to the Kvassay Bridge received monument protection.
2022. május 2. 11:00
The Austro-Hungarian Compromise, established in 1867, ushered in one of Hungary's heyday. Under the Compromise of 155 years ago, a dual system was created - hence our common word dualism, which is used to characterise the period up to 1918. This upswing has brought about great changes: as a result of industrialisation, more and more people have moved to the cities, and the population of Budapest has grown exponentially. But what was the capital like in the second half of the 1860s?
2022. április 29. 15:00
Next year, the renovation of the area on the Károly boulevard side of the Central Town Hall, which was used as a car park, may begin. The results of last year’s design competition were announced today, with the winning plan to preserve the existing trees in an area of about 8,000 square meters, next to which new ones will be planted, a number of new benches will be erected and there will also be bumps. The renovation of Town Hall Park is expected to be completed by 2024.
2022. április 26. 16:00
Renovation of Bosnyák Square, intended as the main square of the 14th district, may begin soon. It is planned that not only a new town hall, specialist clinic and fair hall will be built, but also a completely new quarter, and the affected section of the Rákos stream will be rehabilitated. The investment, previously declared a priority, has now received a building permit.
2022. április 25. 09:00
In the vicinity of Szabadság Square, the Postatakarékpénztár [Postal Savings Bank], which was built at the turn of the century, has been being renovated for months. In addition to Ödön Lechner's main work, three other works by the master are also being restored: the Museum of Applied Arts, the Balás Sipeki Villa next to the Városliget and the Drechsler Palace on Andrássy Avenue. While the latter are undergoing a larger-scale change visible from the outside, in the case of the Postal Savings Bank, its internal box office will get back its original dome. Once upon a time, this was also characterized by an imaginative ornamentation similar to the façade, but it was remodelled over time according to the needs of its use, but it was not spared by the storms of history.
2022. április 22. 17:00
The imposing roof of the Art Nouveau apartment building at 3 / A Károly boulevard will be rebuilt soon. The roof of the house, built after the turn of the century, was damaged in World War II and was later restored in a simplified manner. The roof reconstruction of the building, which is now home to the Downtown Theater, was made a priority investment by a government decree issued last week.

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