Never realised buildings in Budapest
On the occasion of Budapest's 150th birthday a large-scale exhibition at Vigadó, the centre of HAA with the title "Never Realised Buildings in Budapest" is offering an intriguing perspective of what the Hungarian capital might have looked like in the period of the past 150 years if history took another course with the help of over 170 thought-provoking plans, maquettes, photos and videos.
Although none of the plans presented in the scope of this exhibition were ever realised, they are not in fact useless even today: these plans accurately reflect those social, cultural and economic conditions, political opportunities of manoeuvring and architectural qualities that characterised their time. Selecting mainly from the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center's own collection (curator: Dániel Kovács) the exhibition, among other works, is presenting the following designs: the utopian visions of Gyula Tálos, a moving railway station by Mária Istvánffy, plans of skyscrapers by Hugó Gregersen, and the beautiful drawings of the Regnum Marianum monument (which commemorates a Catholic church that was torn down in the Communist era to give way to a statue of Stalin) by the recently deceased Tamás Nagy. The organiser is the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center and the exhibition can be visited between 16 November 2023 and 27 February 2024.
November 27, 2023