architecture : urban : visual culture

MAP 2011 plans 2nd round [8]

finalists of the plan category for the audience award in 2011

CHANCE – Contemporary Civil Cloister

In his thesis work, Zoltán Koncz designed a special place to rehabilitate drug addicts for a foundation called Leo Amici. He chose an unused agricultural area near to his home village called Jánd, at the north-eastern edge of Hungary. This institution looks inward, working like a modern...

Discovering the world: a creche full of experiences

For the architects of Minusplus the main aim was to create a hidden educational experience for children within the architecture while also designing a sustainable and functional building. The proposed house in Törökbálint situates itself well to the natural eastern slope of the plot and...

Idea Farm – LEN Architects proposal

The Republic advertising agency announced an architectural competition to design the interior of their new office within an old apartment in downtown Budapest. The proposal of the LEN Architects team led by Katalin Fábry and László Román converted the whole area into a multifunctional,...

Praying hands – Memorial Church of Heroes, Vác

The concept for the new Reformed church in Vác evolved along ten main principles. The form of the church is an abstraction of two hands closing together in prayer. The architects, Zsuzsanna Mohai and Ákos Boczkó, searched for a form with an eternal meaning. They wanted to develop a central...