As a pilgrimage site for the Greek Orthodox community, Máriapócs is a place where people go for encountering the divine. The buildings by Ferenc Salamin and Pál Salamin provide for this sacred experience, without eliminating or shutting out the everyday life of the surrounding square.
Mád is a cultural and educational center for the Hasidic Jewish community in its area. After World War II and the harrowing decay of its Rabbi House, a competition was only announced in 2012. The restructuring and the rebuilding lead by Zsolt Szécsi began the same year.
Zsolt Szécsi and Ágnes M. Juhász designed a pilgrim site in Olaszlisza to the ruins of the old synagogue. This memorial site is not only a bow of respect to the victims but an architectural-artistic project which elevates the relics of the former site into the material world.
By the foot of the Mátra-mountains, there is a pilgrim center in the poetic poetic Mátraverebély. The awakening shrine perfectly fits into the nature. During the planning, Tamás Nagy and his team's aim was to create a place that is profane and sacred, old and new at the same time.
In the international discourse on contemporary architecture it seems to be evident that intervention into historic buildings is always a sensitive issue. There is no ultimate recipe, the questions need to be asked and answered in every particular case. 3H architercture [Katalin Csillag, Zsolt...
Zoltán Győrffy and his team intended to design a building which is complementary to its rural-like surroundings, suitable for its future use and appropriately articulates its divine nature for time to come.
The Parish Church of Celestial Queen got its new place in an eclectic building at the Szent István square in Budapest. As a result of an agreement between the local government and the religious community, the Catholic parsonage has moved into the building formerly housing the Erkel...