architect, university professor, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The most prolific and most typical representative of Historicism in the world of Hungarian architecture. In his early period he used the marks of Italian Renaissance, later those of the Baroque era, mixed with elements of Secession. He designed a great number of public buildings as well private villas. After Ybl’s death, Hauszmann was invited to lead the architectural works of the Hungarian Royal Palace of Buda.
19th-century architect, designer
Imre Steindl was among the most important architects of the second half but mainly of the end of the 19th century along with Miklós Ybl and Frigyes Schulek. He was a follower of Historicism rooted in Romanticism. His most well-known work, the building of the Hungarian Parliament, is a symbol of the capital, but he received plenty of criticism as well.
architect of the 20th-21st century
The holder of the Hungarian Kossuth Prize, Makovecz was the most prominent exponent of Hungarian organic architecture. His key works are: Cultural Center, Sárospatak; Sports Hall, Visegrád; Town Hall and Commercial Center of Dunajská Streda (Slovakia); Community Center, Kakasd; the buildings of Piliscsaba campus of Pázmány Péter Catholic University designed by his team; Hungarian pavilion at the Seville Expo '92 in Seville, Spain; Onion House Theatre, Makó; Stephaneum, Piliscsaba (1995); Bus terminal, Makó (2010).
architect of the 19th century, Historicism figure known Europe-wide
Ybl planned and built several apartment houses, halls and temples throughout the country. His key works include the Hungarian Opera House, the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Buda Palace, St Stephen’s Basilica in Pest, the Palace Garden Kiosk and Bazaar.
Team Hello Wood
Budapest sign, Butterfly House, Sziget Festival installations
Hello Wood is an international art program based in Budapest, Hungary. Their work integrates various fields of art, design and science. The main activities of Hello Wood are the international art camp every summer, the architecture and design studio and the research program. Some of their most famous works: Budapest sign, Butterfly House, Sziget Festival installations.
architect of the 18-19th century
One of the major figures of Hungarian Classicist architecture, he played a leading role in forming the architectural image of Pest in the era of reforms in the early 19th century. His most important works are Basilica of Esztergom, plans of the Saint Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest, remodeling of Kalvin Square and Kalvin Church.
Photo: Basilica of Esztergom
architect and university professor of the 19th-20th century
He graduated from Buda Polytechnic in 1861. Afterwards he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. His most important works are: reconstruction of the Church of Our Lady in Buda Castle together with the Fishermen’s Bastion, which has become a city landmark. Most of his buildings were designed in Neo-Romanesque style.
Photo: Fishermen's Bastion
architect of the 19th-20th century
Lechner was one of the early representatives of the Hungarian Secession movement, which was related to Art Nouveau and Jugendstil in the rest of Europe. He was nicknamed the “Hungarian Gaudí”. He decorated his buildings with Zsolnay tile patterns inspired by old Magyar and Turkic folk art. He combined this with the use of materials modern for his time, such as iron.
Photo: Museum of Applied Arts
swimmer and architect of the 19th-20th century
Born as Arnold Guttmann, Hajós was the first modern Olympic swimming champion and the first Olympic champion of Hungary. No other swimmer ever won such a high proportion of all Olympic events at a single Games. Hajós was a versatile athlete having reached success in running, hurdles, discus and soccer. He designed the Hotel Aranybika (Debrecen), the Swimming Stadium on Margaret Island (Budapest) and many sports grounds.
architect of 19th-20th century
Alpár began his career as a stonemason, then worked under architect Alajos Hauszmann. After completing formal studies in Berlin, he returned to Budapest to work under Imre Steindl and Hauszmann again. He began independent practice in 1890, working mainly on public projects in a historicist, eclectic style. The most well-known of these is the so-called Vajdahunyad Castle built for the millennial celebrations in 1896.