Curator: György Szegő Műcsarnok gives home to the most important comprehensive exhibition of contemporary architecture ever. The extensive display presents more than 200 buildings and their designers, providing a cross section of exciting Hungarian architecture today and in the recent past with the help of models, giant prints, films, designs, and works of art and documentation.
2014, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Miklós Ybl, is officially designated the Year of Architecture. The year of celebration has quite a few events to popularize the notion that architecture is a particularly valuable, key element of Hungarian culture. And since the creative work of architects has traditionally been a vehicle of innovation, the 1st National Salon of Architecture focuses as much on the present as on the ecologically-minded architecture of the future.
Realized on 2500 square metres, this display is above all a praise of creativity. Featuring different schools and trends in Hungarian architecture, this selection meets the demands of the broadest range of audiences, presenting spectacular buildings of high architectural value and significant development projects from the past 15 years, as much as the churches, communal spaces and emblematic houses of small communities. The exhibit also devotes attention to the most significant masters of the previous generation, the current centres of architect training, the works of their students, and a special form of practice-based education, the Itinerant School. Sections are dedicated to reconsidered historic buildings, contemporary landscape architecture and interior design, while the experience is further enhanced by a number of architecture-related works in the sister arts.