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Interview in the Vasárnapi Újság

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Village house, Bagod

Village house, Bak

Village house, Zalaszentlászló

The Chapel of New Birth, Devecser

King St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Pethőhenye

Assembly hall of the Vilmos Apor Catholic College, Zsámbék

Campsite, Visegrád

Extension of the Waldorf Pedagogical Institute, Witten-Annen, Germany

Calvinist church, Vargyas/Vârghiș, Transsylvanie, Romania

Mortuary of the new public cemetery, Vác

Pálinkás house, Velence

Jermendy house, Velence

Youth and leisure centre, Velence

Community house, Tokaj

Memorial chapel, Tiszaderzs

Wellness hotel, Szolnok

Pollok house, Szigetszentmárton

Tóth house, Szarvas

Waldorf school, versions 2, 3, 4 and 5, Solymár

Mortuary, Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

Waldorf school, version 1, Solmyár

SZBÜ wine plant, Siklós

Rákóczi street, development plan, version 2, Sárospatak

Wellness centre, spa and hotel, Sárospatak

Cemetery chapel, Sepsiárkos/Arcus, Romania

Péter Pázmány Catholic University – church, Piliscsaba

Mortuary in Pusztaszer, Pusztaszer

Koch house, Recsk

House of Culture, Sárospatak

Prince Árpád Grammar School, Sárospatak

Department store, Nagykálló

Onion House Culture Centre, Makó

Catholic social home, Nagyvárad/Oradea, Romania

Makovecz holiday home, Mártély

Culture centre, Lendva/Lendava, Slovenia

Exhibition pavilion, London, England

Teacher training school and culture centre, Kungälv, Sweden

Calvinist church and hotel, Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Világhy house, Ispánk

Culture centre, Jászapáti

Culture centre, Jászkisér

Theatre, Hódmezővásárhely

City pools, Esztergom

Broberg house, Esztergom

Excursion centre, Esztergom

Castle refurbishment and extension, Felcsút

Dóczy house, Göd

Mortuary, Dunaalmás

Kovács house, Dunakeszi

Secondary school, Paris, France

Roman Catholic church, Dunaszerdahely/Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

Bishop’s palace and parish extension project, Csíkszereda/Miercurea Ciuc, Transsylvania, Romania

Waldorf elementary school, Debrecen-Kismacs

Greek Catholic church, version 2, Csenger

Millennial Roman Catholic church, Csíkszereda/Miercurea Ciuc, Transsylvania, Romania

Mortuary of the Kispest cemetery, Budapest XIX.

Seventh Day Adventist house of prayer, Csenger

Expo ’96, Budapest XI.

Ecumenical worship site, Budapest X.

Upper Krisztinaváros church, Budapest XII.

Hotel on Rákóczi street (Budapest), Budapest VII.

Literáty-Nagy house, Budapest III.

Hotel and convention centre, Berlin, Germany

Chapel, Bókaháza

Port, Balatonfüred

Thermal hotel and convention centre, Abádszalók

Thermal hotel, Abádszalók

Tóth house, Alsóörs

Elementary school and day care building, Neszmély

Waldorf school and kindergarten, Backnang, Germany

New Millennium Calvinist Centre inaugurated

Lutheran church and Clergy house, Siófok

Janus hotel, Siófok

Vigadó culture house, Szigetvár

Village House, Kakasd

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Paks

Seven Towers Festival interviews

Aedicula of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mártély

Holy Mary Chapel at Lake Gébárti inaugurated

Seven Towers Festival 2018 – Wreath Laying Ceremony

Seven Towers Festival 2018

Makovecz Café

Makovecz lookout at Pilis forest refurbished through voluntary work

School at Neszmély undergoing refurbishment

The intellectual heritage of Imre Makovecz

“Laying the foundation stone” ceremony at Zalaegerszeg

Songs of new times

Refurbished Onion House reopened to the public

Makovecz Tender Fund, 2018 budget

The Makovecz Center and Archives has been opened to the public

Makovecz Centre and Archives officially launched

Exhibition opened in Kaposvár at the Árpád Együd Cultural Centre

Special edition of Országépítő

Government Resolution 2022/2015 amended

Waldorf Kindergarten, Solymár

Forest Culture Centre, Mogyoró hill, Visegrád

Makovecz-mortuary, Farkasrét Cemetery, Budapest

Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Chapel, Pilisszántó

An English-language book presenting Imre Makovecz’s oeuvre is out now.

Exhibition of Imre Makovecz’s works

Second Government Resolution:

Cultivating the oeuvre of Imre Makovecz

“Makovecz routes”

Conference commemorating the 80th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth

Ferenc Kiss is the inaugural winner of the Imre Makovecz Prize!

Photo report on events staged for the 80th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth

Conference at the Vigadó’s Makovecz Hall

Memorial concert to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth

Book Launch

Makovecz exhibition in Debrecen

Memorial concert in November

Seven Towers Festival

Conference on Imre Makovecz’s spiritual heritage

What happened and what could have happened

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“What is Imre doing?” those around him often asked when they saw him deeply engrossed in drawing or carving something, even though he wasn’t working on his plans. “I’m playing,” he replied. The results of such “games” are countless beautiful, amusing, entertaining, or thought-provoking drawings, small objects, and even items later carved in stone by…

   Village house, Bagod

Village house, Bagod

“… we kept visiting places all over Hungary beginning in the 1970s…. I could detect the stages of decay as I spoke to so many people. The many deposited layers of fear, apathy, disrepair, giving up, being robbed and being deprived of intellectuality, all of which I could see, generated understanding and sympathy in me,…

   Village house, Bak

Village house, Bak

“… But back then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s something started that turned out to be unstoppable. I myself kept designing new Village Houses, one after the other, including building redesigns and additions. We were looking for building materials for construction projects that had almost zero budget. I returned to using timber for…

   Village house, Zalaszentlászló

Village house, Zalaszentlászló

“… But back then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s something started that turned out to be unstoppable. I myself kept designing new Village Houses, one after the other, including building redesigns and additions. We were looking for building materials for construction projects that had almost zero budget. I returned to using timber for…

   The Chapel of New Birth, Devecser

The Chapel of New Birth, Devecser

The task was clear, the path leading there was known: to build the Chapel of New Birth, with the local community and nature in mind. At the annual conference of foresters held in late 2011, twenty-two Hungarian forest management companies decided to build the chapel as a tribute commemorating the unparalleled joint effort and helpfulness…

   King St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Pethőhenye

King St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Pethőhenye

The church consecrated in honour of King St. Stephen and the adjacent vicarage are on the top of a mound in the centre of this Zala County village. Selecting the location was left for the architect’s choice. Next to the church is an old belfry, and stations of the cross line up the road leading…

 Campsite, Visegrád

Campsite, Visegrád

The facilities implemented in the first phase provide accommodation for five hundred campers. Adjacent to the camp is a vast leisure area on and around Mogyoró hill, which is actually part of the site. This leisure area hosts playgrounds, car parks, bathing and changing facilities. The glued rafters are bent down from a “soul tree”…

 Extension of the Waldorf Pedagogical Institute, Witten-Annen, Germany

Extension of the Waldorf Pedagogical Institute, Witten-Annen, Germany

Several design studies were created for the extension of the teacher training institute. The building permit plan was completed in 1989 with the implementation design to follow in 1990. The design sketches were developed into drawings by Kelf Treuner. Originally, the teacher-training institute of Waldorf schools was launched in a building used by the Calvinist…

   Calvinist church, Vargyas/Vârghiș, Transsylvanie, Romania

Calvinist church, Vargyas/Vârghiș, Transsylvanie, Romania

“The Calvinist church is being built over the core walls of a medieval church. Just the churches in medieval ages were built one over another, with expanding spaces, new naves and halls here and there, transformed as required by the actual zeitgeist, preserving the key spots of the location, so is the new building erected…

 Mortuary of the new public cemetery, Vác

Mortuary of the new public cemetery, Vác

The first implementation plan of the mortuary was prepared in 1980 then it was modified multiple times subsequently on the client’s request. Finally, a new design package was ready in 1984 but implementation never took place. The design drawings were prepared by Erzsébet Várlaki. The first designs reflect the motion experiments, the minimal space concept…

 Youth and leisure centre, Velence

Youth and leisure centre, Velence

Imre Makovecz’s bid for the development project encompassed a restaurant, shops, an open-air cinema, a basic kitchen plus a hotel and a public pool. Even implementation designs were prepared for some of the buildings. Eventually, the youth camp was implemented based on a different design a few years later.

   Community house, Tokaj

Community house, Tokaj

The Members of the Young Folk Artists’ Studio requested Imre Makovecz to design the building. The concept of the floor plan was inspired by the intertwining spirals pattern, with a tree of life in the middle. Owing to the continual threat of floods, the building was relocated to the town side of the river Bodrog.

 Wellness hotel, Szolnok

Wellness hotel, Szolnok

The local municipality of Szolnok announced a tender for refurbishing the city’s spa and designing a related hotel. An entrepreneur based in Sopron contracted Imre Makovecz who prepared the designs in collaboration with Judit Gerencsér Varga, Tamás Dobrosi, Tamás Fábián Rigó and Antal Szegedi. Finally, the tender was won by another bidder.

 Waldorf school, versions 2, 3, 4 and 5, Solymár

Waldorf school, versions 2, 3, 4 and 5, Solymár

In 2006, the classroom of the then 20 years old Waldorf School in Solymár were no longer sufficient in capacity. The classrooms were located at multiple sites and were separated from each other, thus the school intended to create a new school building. With a view to the success of the Waldorf Kindergarten designed by…

 Mortuary, Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

Mortuary, Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania

The actually implemented building reflects the second alternative design. It follows and ancient model, resembling an earthen house with an anthropomorphic tower that has wing and Sun motifs on it. The latter is a true replica of one of the towers envisaged for the aborted 1996 Budapest expo. When the foundations were prepared, the foundation…

 Waldorf school, version 1, Solmyár

Waldorf school, version 1, Solmyár

The building permit plans of the school were prepared by Attila Turi. An article was published about the building in the 91/2 issue of the Országépítő [Country Builder] magazine.

 SZBÜ wine plant, Siklós

SZBÜ wine plant, Siklós

The design calls for three domes placed along a crescent line. Each dome would have an oculus and would be covered with soil and a light tower would stand in the middle of the square surrounded by cellars. The implementation plans for the wine plant were prepared by Triskell Kft. in 2001.

   Rákóczi street, development plan, version 2, Sárospatak

Rákóczi street, development plan, version 2, Sárospatak

A study design was prepared for developing the blocks on the two sides of the Bodrog Department Store. After the first version in 1976, a new plan was developed in 1980 that envisages a block on one side of the store only. Using Imre Makovecz’s development plan as a basis, István Ferencz, Csaba Bodonyi, Ágnes…

 Wellness centre, spa and hotel, Sárospatak

Wellness centre, spa and hotel, Sárospatak

József Siklósi and Tibor Fülöp took part in preparing the deployment plans. The building permit plans for the refreshment house and the spa were prepared by Judit Gerencsér Varga, Tamás Dobrosi, Tamás Dósa Papp, Imre Balázs Arnóczi, Pál Salamin and Márton Tóth in 2009. The design sketch of the hotel was drafted in 2010, subsequently…

 Cemetery chapel, Sepsiárkos/Arcus, Romania

Cemetery chapel, Sepsiárkos/Arcus, Romania

The church conveys details from other designs of Imre Makovecz that were not implemented, as similar designs were prepared for the Hargita, the Tolvajos hilltop and Szentegyháza. The church is a figure with raised arms, holding the Sun and the Moon in his hands, a crucifix in the middle, the head being a half-face and…

 Péter Pázmány Catholic University – church, Piliscsaba

Péter Pázmány Catholic University – church, Piliscsaba

After the study designs, Judit Gerencsér Varga also prepared the building permit plans and the implementation plans in 1995-96. The church design was inspired by the rocks of the Pilis mountains. The rock-like church body is burst open by petrified trees that separate the nave from the aisles.

   Mortuary in Pusztaszer, Pusztaszer

Mortuary in Pusztaszer, Pusztaszer

Moulds as motives appear in multiple Imre Makovecz designs. Hills or moulds (the name of the village of Árpádhalom literally means Árpád’s mould) often function as signs. They used to be cultic places, or still are. Designing a funeral home on a hill, or underground, was a novel idea from Imre Makovecz. Like with most…

 Koch house, Recsk

Koch house, Recsk

The building design drawings were prepared by Erzsébet Várlaki. Designs for parts of the gate were finalized in 1986, using the structural motifs of the Palóc village designed for Karancslapujtő.

   House of Culture, Sárospatak

House of Culture, Sárospatak

Design work began in 1972 and continued until 1977. The design sketches were developed into drawings by Erzsébet Várlaki, Judit Gerencsér Varga and Ervin Nagy. Interior designs were prepared by Gábor Mezei. The textiles in the rooms are the creations of Marianne Szabó. A totem pole by Géza Samu is placed in the park and…

   Prince Árpád Grammar School, Sárospatak

Prince Árpád Grammar School, Sárospatak

Two design versions were prepared for the building. In the final version, classrooms are located around an aula that is suitable for celebrations and gatherings. This was a departure from the formerly common layout where classrooms opened from a corridor in the middle. The gymnasium would have functioned as Sárospatak’s sports hall, but eventually it…

 Department store, Nagykálló

Department store, Nagykálló

A watercolour-painted drawing of a façade is the only surviving design element for the department store. The monolith concrete structure reflects a strong influence of Rudolf Steiner’s second Goetheanum.

   Onion House Culture Centre, Makó

Onion House Culture Centre, Makó

“The building’s position within the city, the connection to the adjacent school building have been retained while the other end of the building faces an inner courtyard. The formerly prestigious single- and two-storey town houses have been demolished and the so-called Lace House has been built behind them and in their place, with a suspended…

   Culture centre, Lendva/Lendava, Slovenia

Culture centre, Lendva/Lendava, Slovenia

Several design versions were prepared for the House of Hungarian Culture in Slovenia. Finally, after the neighbouring buildings were demolished, a free-standing theatre building was built instead of the terraced layout. The originally designed building connections were blown away with the connections to the city. References to old house façades of Lendva (Lendava, Slovenia) appear…

 Exhibition pavilion, London, England

Exhibition pavilion, London, England

Before the change of the political system in Hungary [in 1989], the British Royal Family wished to mark the opening with a three-month exhibition. After lengthy negotiations, they invited Imre Makovecz to participate in the event. The idea was to have the pavilion [designed by Imre Makovecz] there for three months. I planned it in…

 Teacher training school and culture centre, Kungälv, Sweden

Teacher training school and culture centre, Kungälv, Sweden

The task was to design a College of Waldorf Pedagogy, with the building being the continuation of a rock ridge. The design was inspired by the location as the buildings form a castle-like structure as the continuation of the rock. The design conveyed a historical reference to Viking tribes. Subsequently the plans were called off…

   Calvinist church and hotel, Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Calvinist church and hotel, Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The construction of the Calvinist church and pilgrim hostel building began in 1999, the church was consecrated in 2008. The hostel building has not been implemented to date owing to funding issues. “The centrally arranged, 300-seat church is composed of shapes resembling the Szekler towers of Kakasd. The four towers are unique architectural medleys, combining…

   Culture centre, Jászapáti

Culture centre, Jászapáti

“Nowadays, there is a general view that buildings should be built with modern technology, and by modern technology we mean that certain building elements are made in a factory somewhere and assembled by people of average quality. This mentality is not only characteristic of Eastern European societies, but also of Western ones. I see the…

   Culture centre, Jászkisér

Culture centre, Jászkisér

“In the late seventies and early eighties, I prepared designs for quite a few new village halls, conversions and extensions. We were looking for construction materials for almost zero-budget building projects. I returned to timber for good. I went with my builders to the woods to pick out logs. To coordinate and awaken a sense…

 Theatre, Hódmezővásárhely

Theatre, Hódmezővásárhely

Multiple design versions were developed for the Hódmezővásárhely building. The designs includes side façades, cross sections and floor plans that resemble the architectural details of the 800-seat wooden theatre structure built in 1898 and designed by Viktor Kolbenheyer. The original façades are leaning against the sidewalls as slanted set elements. Two design versions were prepared…

 City pools, Esztergom

City pools, Esztergom

The design was prepared for an invitational tender by Imre Makovecz, Attila Ferenc, Tamás Fábián Rigó, Antal Szegedi, Attila Turi and Kálmán Cseh. As the plot designated for the development was entirely bare and deserted, Imre Makovecz designed an entire street with houses and small shops. Finally, the tender was won by József Finta who…

 Excursion centre, Esztergom

Excursion centre, Esztergom

The excursion centre design envisaged several functions for the complex: reception building with a caretaker’s home, machine shed, a rental service booth, hotel, restaurant, lookout tower, commercial and hospitality pavilion, hiker camp site and amenities. The study plan for the excursion centre was prepared by Váti while the detailed designs for it were developed by…

   Castle refurbishment and extension, Felcsút

Castle refurbishment and extension, Felcsút

In the Spring of 2006, the Ferenc Puskás Football Academy contacted Imre Makovecz, asking for his help with the conversion of the Kozma mansion, a building on the Academy’s premises, into a student hostel. The late master’s design envisaged the removal of the U-shaped building’s roof, the installation of a new, raised roof that would…

 Mortuary, Dunaalmás

Mortuary, Dunaalmás

The first design that emerged from the learnings from the motion experiments. As such, it is an antecedent of the mortuary at Farkasrét. Construction never took place due to the unexpected death of the client, the pastor of Dunaalmás, reverend father Ercsei. This design still called for a reinforced concrete shell structure to bring alive…

   Kovács house, Dunakeszi

Kovács house, Dunakeszi

The designs of the detached house were edited by Erzsébet Várlaki. Titled “The Baker’s House” the article about the building was published in the 87/6 issue of the Lakáskultúra periodical.

 Secondary school, Paris, France

Secondary school, Paris, France

Submitted to an invitational tender, the designs for the secondary school in Dugny won the 1st prize of that tender. János Káldi, Lőrinc Csernyus, József Siklósi and Attila Turi also participated in designing the building. Finally, the assignment went to another architect.

   Roman Catholic church, Dunaszerdahely/Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

Roman Catholic church, Dunaszerdahely/Dunajská Streda, Slovakia

Text written on one of drawings: “The new church breaks out from the depth of the ground and the water, with white waves solidified in plain air, like the water palaces of the long-gone Golden Garden should. After sleeping for thousands of years, it shows itself to people for the sake of the dream of…

   Greek Catholic church, version 2, Csenger

Greek Catholic church, version 2, Csenger

The structure of Greek Catholic churches is bound by strict design rules: the floor plan must be a square in line with the four elements; A cupola must be raised over each, held together by four spandrels. Imre Makovecz’s design strives to comply with these rules, except it only envisages one tower. The Greek Catholic…

 Mortuary of the Kispest cemetery, Budapest XIX.

Mortuary of the Kispest cemetery, Budapest XIX.

The mortuary and the urn cemetery form a complex surrounded by a rampart, the inner side of which houses the urns. The axis of the three ceremonial rooms also determined the layout of the mortuary’s environment through the openings cut into the rampart. Implementation designs were elaborated by Judit Gerencsér Varga szerkesztette.

 Expo ’96, Budapest XI.

Expo ’96, Budapest XI.

Imre Makovecz was one of the eight members of the team that elaborated the architectural concept. The developed property resembles the old, gated settlement that is built partly over the Danube. The core thought is the border and the resulting world of new connections leading to the future, responding to Hungary’s seemingly everlasting position in…

 Ecumenical worship site, Budapest X.

Ecumenical worship site, Budapest X.

The study plan and the year 2000 implementation plans were elaborated by Erzsébet Várlaki. One of the towers by the two sides of the chapel recalls Karl Blossfeld’s photos of floral shapes.

   Upper Krisztinaváros church, Budapest XII.

Upper Krisztinaváros church, Budapest XII.

Building the church he designed for the Upper Krisztinaváros part of Budapest was an objective on Imre Makovecz’s mind since 2004 until he passed away. He prepared several design versions for the building, each of which reflects, like layers placed on one another, the many years of experience he gained throughout his career. The structure…

 Hotel and convention centre, Berlin, Germany

Hotel and convention centre, Berlin, Germany

The design was inspired by the architecture of the one-time Neu-Brandenburg. Imre Makovecz visualized an imaginary small street and small square in Brandenburg that served as a scale for the design of a 140-room hotel. Consequently, the compound comprises several smaller units with various facades and masses.

 Chapel, Bókaháza

Chapel, Bókaháza

The design sketches for the chapel to be built in the Botka castle’s garden were prepared with the help of Erzsébet Várlaki.

 Thermal hotel and convention centre, Abádszalók

Thermal hotel and convention centre, Abádszalók

The architectural drawings were further elaborated and refined by Nathalie Grekofski. Computer-generated design visualization was prepared by Tamás Dobrosi. Imre Makovecz’s first thought was to build an entire hotel village around a large square. Over time, three design versions were drawn up: The oldest one envisaged a 600-room hotel compound, with the number of rooms…

 Thermal hotel, Abádszalók

Thermal hotel, Abádszalók

After the initial design created in 2002, two additional versions were drawn up in 2006. The draft designs of a 200-room hotel were further elaborated by Tamás Dobrosi, Nathalie Grekofski and József Siklósi. The building permit plans were developed by József Siklósi, Ágnes Kravár, Géza Benyó and Márton Tóth by 2007.

 Elementary school and day care building, Neszmély

Elementary school and day care building, Neszmély

Imre Makovecz designed a school based on a pavilion arrangement: the compound comprised an eight-room school building, a separate gymnasium, a day care building, a workshop and a caretaker’s apartment. The main building is bird-shaped. The students are seated in the wings of the bird, to let them fly. The head of the bird houses…

 Waldorf school and kindergarten, Backnang, Germany

Waldorf school and kindergarten, Backnang, Germany

The Waldorf community in Backnang, near Stuttgart, Germany, wished to add a day-nursery to their Waldorf kindergarten in 2010. The community approached Imre Makovecz in 2011, short before his death. The late master promptly prepared the freehand sketches of a design, a building combining domed towers that embrace the plot and L-shaped, porched wings. The…

New Millennium Calvinist Centre inaugurated

New Millennium Calvinist Centre inaugurated

The church building of the new Millennium Calvinist Centre at Temesvár (Timisoara, Romania) was inaugurated on 15 December 2019, on the 30th anniversary of the 1989 revolution. The building design was finished by Tibor Bata based on Imre Makovecz’s original design drawings. The complex comprises three cupolas, two towers and two building wings and was…

   Lutheran church and Clergy house, Siófok

Lutheran church and Clergy house, Siófok

The holiday resort by the lake Balaton hosts a number of tourists from Northern Europe every summer, most of them Lutherans. In part, the new church is intended to serve their needs as prior to its construction only a house of prayer existed in the city. Imre Makovecz designed his first Lutheran church to date…

   Janus hotel, Siófok

Janus hotel, Siófok

The converted and refurbished Janus Hotel building clearly conveys trademark elements of Makovecz’s architecture, albeit in disguised form. The glass cupola through which angels can peer in from outside (see chapel of the Benedictine Grammar School in Győr), the hotel entrance that resembles a human head, and the wooden structure that recalls the Visegrád gymnasium…

   Vigadó culture house, Szigetvár

Vigadó culture house, Szigetvár

“Working on this assignment was highly enjoyable for me – not only because I compressed everything I had learnt about architecture into this culture house, but also because we were full of high hopes while elaborating the designs. A whole bunch of people participated in drawing it and the resulting design reflects the great mood…

   Village House, Kakasd

Village House, Kakasd

Kakasd lost its population in the times when the Turks ravaged Hungary. Swabians repopulated the place, escaping from the Thirty Years’ War and religious persecution in Germany. Their homes and churches followed the architectural forms of their one-time homeland. They retained their mother tongue, their culture and were successful at farming for three hundred years….

   Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Paks

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, Paks

“The building is the spatial interpretation of an ancient sign. This sign (S) is a core sign in Hungarian folk art but it is also present in countless areas of Eurasia, in the areas of Celtic and Scythian cultures. What we built is the spatial variant of that sign. The ground plan consists of two…

Seven Towers Festival interviews

Make sure to check out the interviews made by Kultúrpart online cultural magazine was with the organizers and performing artists of the Seven Towers Festival: Dávid Küttel  László Horváth András Berecz Péter Novák Mihály Borbély László Farkas Lőrinc Csernyus Tamás Bubnó Dániel Gryllus Julcsi Paár Ági Herczku

Aedicula of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mártély

Aedicula of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mártély

The construction of the Aedicula of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Mártély reached a new milestone. The structure is built based on the original designs of Imre Makovecz. Funding for the project is provided from the Imre Makovecz Tender Fund pursuant to Government Decree No. 2022/2015. Photo: Anna Makovecz Drawing: Imre Makovecz

Holy Mary Chapel at Lake Gébárti inaugurated

Holy Mary Chapel at Lake Gébárti inaugurated

On Assumption Day, 15 August, the Holy Mary Chapel by Lake Gébárti in Zalaegerszeg was inaugurated. The inauguration ceremony of the newly built chapel was attended by mayor Zoltán Balaicz and Member of Parliament László Vígh who also delivered speeches at the event. Other attendees included György Fekete, honorary chairman of the Hungarian Academy of…

Seven Towers Festival 2018 – Wreath Laying Ceremony

Seven Towers Festival 2018 – Wreath Laying Ceremony

On the occasion of Imre Makovecz’s birthday, a memorial ceremony was organized by the Seven Towers Festival. The event was held before the commemorative plaque on the house where the late architect lived at Villányi u. 8 in Budapest. Prior to wreath laying, speeches were delivered by dr. László Molnár, deputy mayor of district 11…

Seven Towers Festival 2018

Seven Towers Festival 2018

Upon its launch, the first Seven Towers Festival was inspired by the message of the Hungarian pavilion designed by Imre Makovecz for the Expo ’92 in Seville. His building designs inspired the topics of the 2018 festival. Visitors to the Seven Towers festival can enjoy the works of 80 artists and 10 exhibitions, 16 concerts, light…

Makovecz Café

From June on each month’s first Monday is a time for thematic lectures under the name Makovecz Café for the visitors of the Makovecz Center and Archives. Within its framework both experts and laymen can get closer to the work and spirit of Imre Makovecz. On the first occasion Ybl-prize winning architect and former Makovecz…

Makovecz lookout at Pilis forest refurbished through voluntary work

Makovecz lookout at Pilis forest refurbished through voluntary work

Pursuant to an agreement between the Imre Makovecz Foundation and the Pilis Forestry, the refurbishment of the Imre Makovecz lookout on Budapest’s Kis Hárshegy hill was aided by volunteers: Makovecz Scholarship holding architect students of the Budapest University of Technology and associates of the Makovecz Foundation. The surroundings of the lookout were put into order…

School at Neszmély undergoing refurbishment

School at Neszmély undergoing refurbishment

Refurbishment of the Miklós Launai Calvinist School at Neszmély began recently. The building was constructed in 1989-90 based on designs by Imre Makovecz. The refurbishment project is implemented under the framework of Government Decree no. 2022/2015, from financing provided from the Imre Makovecz Tender Fund. Photos from: @zajtifilm

The intellectual heritage of Imre Makovecz

A monthly cultural magazine on channel M5 of Hungarian National Television aired a video report presenting the Imre Makovecz Centre and Archives building. Interviewees include Pál Makovecz, the son of the late architect; Lőrinc Csernyus, Ybl-prize winner architect and a former student of Makovecz; and Lilla Berta, an architect associate of the Foundation. The full…

“Laying the foundation stone” ceremony at Zalaegerszeg

“Laying the foundation stone” ceremony at Zalaegerszeg

This is the first time that a Makovecz building that only existed on paper before (there are nearly 300 building designs like that) will now be brought to life. Implementation will take place under the framework of Government Decree no. 2022/2015 and will be financed from the Imre Makovecz Tender Fund. As the first step,…

Songs of new times

A series of interviews titled “New songs of new times” presents artists and creations of various art forms in a new, fresh approach. The interviews scrutinize the creative process and how artists feel while it is happening. The latest edition presents the Városkút house designed by Imre Makovecz. Interviewees include Pál Makovecz, the son of…

Refurbished Onion House reopened to the public

Refurbished Onion House reopened to the public

At Makó, the refurbished Onion House was reopened to the public in an official ceremony. Refurbishment was carried out with support from the Ministry of Human Capacities, using resources of the Imre Makovecz Fund. At the ceremony, speeches were delivered by Member of Parliament and Minister for the Prime Minister’s Cabinet Office János Lázár and…

Makovecz Tender Fund, 2018 budget

Following a joint assessment by the Government and the Foundation, the following construction projects were approved for implementation using resources of the Fund: Buildings to be refurbished: Dobogókő – Zsindelyes Guest House (ski house) Sárospatak – Árpád Vezér Grammar School and Youth Hostel Solymár – Waldorf kindergarten New buildings to be constructed based on existing…

The Makovecz Center and Archives has been opened to the public

The Makovecz Center and Archives in Budapest was originally built as a family house. Imre Makovecz built it for himself and his wife. He died before he could move in, so the building awaiting its fate can now finally fill its position by hosting not his physical entity, but his intellectual grandeur. The workroom of…

Makovecz Centre and Archives officially launched

Makovecz Centre and Archives officially launched

In Government decree 2022/2015, the Government of Hungary declared that this Centre should serve the living intellect of Imre Makovecz. To implement the underlying functions, the Government partnered with the Hungarian Academy of Arts that signed a contract with the Imre Makovecz Foundation on operating the Centre. The Budapest-based Centre and Archives named after the…

Exhibition opened in Kaposvár at the Árpád Együd Cultural Centre

Exhibition opened in Kaposvár at the Árpád Együd Cultural Centre

A conference commemorating Imre Makovecz was held on the opening day. A unique event was the rerun of a lecture given by Imre Makovecz in Kaposvár 40 years ago, this time delivered by actor Csaba Hüse. The exhibition was opened by mayor Károly Szita and Prof. emeritus György Fekete, chairman of the Hungarian Academy of…

Special edition of Országépítő

Special edition of Országépítő

A special edition of Országépítő [Country Builder], a periodical issued by the Károly Kós Association, published the complete materials of the “Makovecz 80”conference held in November 2015. The publication was sponsored by the Imre Makovecz Foundation.

Government Resolution 2022/2015 amended

By reallocating certain funds, the amended government resolution enabled the implementation of tasks specified earlier and designated the list of buildings to be refurbished using the resources of the Imre Makovecz Tender Fund in 2016 and 2017. Buildings to be refurbished: Bagod – Community House Bak – Community House Jászkisér – Culture House Kakasd –…

   Waldorf Kindergarten, Solymár

Waldorf Kindergarten, Solymár

The Waldorf pedagogical method is based on Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy. According to its worldview, man should be surrounded by spaces that are not alien to him but in which nature and man co-exist harmoniously, almost organically. Built in the late 1980s from funding support provided by a German foundation, the kindergarten is emblematic of the…

   Forest Culture Centre, Mogyoró hill, Visegrád

Forest Culture Centre, Mogyoró hill, Visegrád

“The core function of the house is to give visitors to the trekkers’ centre an opportunity to consciously connect with nature. Here they are introduced to herbs (from which they can also make tea), to mushrooms, to animals, and to the forest itself; the centre will be equipped with a library, a slide and video…

   Makovecz-mortuary, Farkasrét Cemetery, Budapest

Makovecz-mortuary, Farkasrét Cemetery, Budapest

“The existing building of the mortuary at Farkasrét was erected in the early 1930s. The right wing, housing the chapel was destroyed by a bomb in World War II. The remaining walls were rebuilt as a colombarium. We merged the five middle rooms into a single, more spacious one and attached the corridor in the…

   Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Chapel, Pilisszántó

Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Chapel, Pilisszántó

The round-shaped chapel standing on the St. George line is an ancient form in many ways. Its essence is identical to that of the light churches of the Árpád era. The altar starts out from a rectangular shape on the ground, then, as it rises to the sky, it ends in a circle of universality….

Exhibition of Imre Makovecz’s works

Exhibition of Imre Makovecz’s works

An exhibition of Imre Makovecz’s works has opened in Vienna, in the Collegium Hungaricum building. The opening speech was delivered by Jenő Molnár, a Hungarian architect living in Graz who was a close friend of the late Imre Makovecz.

Second Government Resolution:

The Government of Hungary issues its second resolution concerning Imre Makovecz’s oeuvre. The first resolution, issued in 2013, specified tasks that the Government planned to address. The new resolution lays out specific steps and allocates the appropriate funding. Tasks include the refurbishment of existing buildings, the construction of not-yet-implemented buildings, the preparation of an oeuvre…

Cultivating the oeuvre of Imre Makovecz

The second Government Decree (No. 2022/2015) on cultivating the oeuvre of Imre Makovecz has been issued. The decree names the specific responsibilities of cultivating the oeuvre based on the surveys carried out as per the first decree.

“Makovecz routes”

The Ministry for National Economy’s State Secretariat for Tourism signed a contract with our foundation on the elaboration of “Makovecz routes” to be implemented as per Government Decree No. 1724/2013. According to the contract, the foundation shall prepare by December 2016 the concept and path of the routes, elaborate the full infrastructure, and prepare online…

Conference commemorating the 80th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth

As we reported earlier, the Hungarian Academy of Arts organized a memorial conference in cooperation with the Imre Makovecz Foundation. The conference generated huge attention and was a great success. A live stream of the entire conference was broadcast on our website. Each presentation is available for viewing below.

Ferenc Kiss is the inaugural winner of the Imre Makovecz Prize!

Ferenc Kiss is the inaugural winner of the Imre Makovecz Prize!

The very first award ceremony for the Imre Makovecz Prize was held at the Music Academy as part of a memorial concert on 20 November 2015. As per the deed of foundation for the prize, “The person worthy of the prize shall be one that progresses in the footsteps of the country building spirit of…

Conference at the Vigadó’s Makovecz Hall

A memorial conference will be held on 23 November to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth. Titled “Understanding may lead to respect, to pride and to complete inclusion”, the event will be organized jointly by the Hungarian Academy of Arts and the Imre Makovecz Foundation. Programme Unveiling of an Imre Makovecz bust (sculptor:…

Memorial concert to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth

In 2015, the final gala concert of the Seven Towers Festival will be staged as a joint production of the Festival and the Zugló Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert programme will include Lamentate by Arvo Pärt and Songs of the Moon Manor House (Holdudvarház dalai) by Ferenc Kiss, a piece arranged by Csaba Vedres and staged…

Book Launch

Book Launch

In accordance with the related government decree enacted in 2013, the Imre Makovecz oeuvre book, sponsored by the National Cultural Fund, is now ready. The new book is a sequel to “Designs, buildings, writings 1959-2001”, which was published in 2002. The two volumes will be available for purchase separately or as a pair. The book…

Makovecz exhibition in Debrecen

Makovecz exhibition in Debrecen

„The quest to connect sky and earth has always been the single real and harmonious adventure for architecture… to find a way to enclose some sanctified intimacy from the cosmos…” In honour of the Day of Hungarian Culture, on 22 January 2015 Debrecen’s Kölcsey Centre staged an exhibition of the works of Imre Makovecz, founder…

Memorial concert in November

The Imre Makovecz Foundation, Zugló Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fonó Music Hall agreed to stage the gala concert that traditionally closes the annual Seven Towers Festival as a joint production on 20 November 2015. This year the concert will be held at the main hall of the Music Academy in Budapest.

Seven Towers Festival

Organization of the annual Héttorony [Seven Towers] Festival, which travels through the Hungarian regions of the Carpathian basin visiting several Makovecz buildings. On 20 November, the 79th anniversary of Imre Makovecz’s birth, festival organizers and representatives of the Újbuda Local Government laid a wreath on the Imre Makovecz memorial table at Villányi út. The day’s…

Conference on Imre Makovecz’s spiritual heritage

As the closing event of the exhibition, the Károly Kós Association held a conference on Imre Makovecz’s spiritual heritage in the Vigadó’s Makovecz Room. Speakers at the conference included state secretary Dr. Péter Hoppál (Ministry of Human Resources), head of department Márton Beke (Ministry for the National Economy) and deputy state secretary Dr. Viktória Horváth…

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