Parallel Landscapes 2022


February 23, 2022 | Wednesday | 18:00

Joint exhibition of BME Faculty of Architecture Department of Public Building Design, Department of Residential Building Design, Department of Explorative Architecture and Department of Urban Planning and Design

Opens: Ivan Nagy

Finissage: 13 03 2022


The exhibition presents the works of first-year undergraduate students of planning at the four departments at the BME Faculty of Architecture. The 2022 edition is the 12th Parallel Landscapes taking place in FUGA. The students, teachers and supervisors dealt with the real and living problems of Budapest and countryside cities, that is why the ‘landscapes’. And they are parallel because the project locations are different from faculty to faculty, however, the themes are resonating to each other: from the urban center, from the analysis of the unity of the urban texture-at-large through the blueprints it reaches the actual establishment of a building. The emphasis is laid on process of complex thinking, the goal is to experience the societal dimensions of planning that is grounded on the responsibility for a given community felt and shared by the architect.


BME Department of Public Building Design

Location: Tokaj (the abandoned Eden*)



How can one plant a contemporary community center into a characteristic, historic and atmospheric urban texture? What challenges do world heritage and cityscape protections mean for today’s architect? Are those theories legit that seek the opportunities of environmental, aesthetic renewal and sustainability of a cultural landscape in a specific regional architecture? How can one collate the ultimately different points of view of nature reservation, agriculture and tourism? What patterns of spatial use are typical for tourists and locals, and what spatial frames do they require?


Tokaj-Hegyalja is a world heritage of outstanding beauty. It is named after Tokaj that is the gate not only to the Zemplén Mountains but also to the wine region of the same name. The town is part of a unique landscape setting that is determined by the Kopasz Hill, the two rivers meeting at its slopes, the Tisza and Bodrog. During the centuries, Tokaj has been the commercial center of the wine region, that was due to the land and water trading routers and that three sub-regions meet here: Eperjes-Tokaj Mountains, Bodrogköz and Taktaköz. The passing through the river that was established in the town became the most significant along the over arm of the river.


Following the fall of communism, the town entered a new, blossoming era. The former synagogue turned into Cultural and Convention center, and the old Serház became the World Heritage Winery Museum. A theater was opened named after the Ede Paulay, a famous local. With the construction of Fesztiválkatlan, the number of summer festivals and events skyrocketed.


In the first third of the course, we did analysis, drawn a mapping of challenges on the possible developmental parts of the town: on the environment of the Culture District; the empty plot behind the parish of the main square; river embankment that is cut off from the urban circulation; underdeveloped riverside plots near the abutment of the Tisza bridge that creates the Southern gate to the town and the location of the former castle that is also occupied by the Jewish cemetery in Bodrogzug. In accordance to the recommendations, we have planned small-scale public buildings.


The physical mapping was extended with a two-day field trip on the contemporary architecture of hegyalja region.


For the organization of the planning programs and for the help of getting to know the, we are grateful to city architect of Tokaj, Mihály Rudolf. We also thank the mayor of Tokaj, György Posta for hosting us.


Participating students:


TT3: Aphrodite Angelidisz, Blanka Tóth, Péter Antal, Csenge Bálint, Kata Baranyai, Zsuzsanna Veres, Zsófia Bedi, Lilla Réka Bobkó, Anna Dorottya Csanády, Liza Varga, Fruzsina Rita Csekei, Dóra Tihanyi, Júlia Cserhalmi, Dániel Péter Klenóczky, Dániel Lóránt Cserháti, Csilla Melinda Hoór, Tamás Etter-Domoszlay, Tamás György, Blanka Gill, Huini Guo, Adrienn Prépost, Flóra Havas-Horváth, Krisztina Zoé Ládi, Márk Hornyák, Karina Dóra Hosszú, Nóra Kedvessy, Boróka Márta Huszár, Soma András Illényi, Enikő Jagudits, Örs Korompay, Maja Zombor, Alexandra Krekó, Patrícia Toller, Adrienn Mátyus, Zoltán Mészáros, Réka Eszter Nándori, Ádám Pálvölgyi, Mark Shelemekhov, Anna Szepesi, Zsófia Szepesi, Júlia Sztankó, Katalin Luca Tóth, Soma Péter Tóth, Boglárka Varga


Kiskomplex: Ádám Ackermann, Fruzsina Benkő, Márton Soma Romhányi, Ambrus Meszlényi, Ágoston Péter Szesztay


Course administrator: Péter Klobusovszki DLA, associate professor; Balázs Kemes DLA, senior lecturer


Teachers: Mihály Balázs DLA, professor; András Márk Bartha DLA, senior lecturer; Péter Fejérdy DLA, senior lecturer; Tamás Karácsony DLA, associate professor; Balázs Kemes DLA, senior lecturer; Péter Klobusovszki DLA, associate professor; Péter Krompáczki, PhD; Péter Kronavetter DLA, senior lecturer; Zoltán Schrammel DLA, senior lecturer; Miklós Vannay DLA, senior lecturer


BME Department of Explorative Architecture

Location: Homoródszentpál


Continuing the experimentations within the TT3 course, the location of the autumn semester of 2021 is Homoródszentpál of Hargita County in Transylvania region of Romania. The village of a few-hundred impoverished denizens is picturesquely lying along the line of the former Roman limes. Even though today it is nearly the geographic center of Romania it still is of a peripheral situation. In the perception of this multi-layered, special location helped us our colleague, Miklós Péterffy, who was born in the neighboring village and who selected and invited our guest lecturers (namely, dr Szabolcs Czire, Unitarian theologist; Árpád Furu, architect and architectural monument engineer; Szabolcs Hajdu film director; and dr Szilamér Pánczél, archeologist). In the village, we also received help, especially from Tibor Forrai, former school director, director of the Gyula László Art Education Association.


The actual planning tasks analyzed the questions and possibilities of re-utilization, transformation and reclaim in architecture. These were all construction programs grounded on multi-functionality, and ecological and energy-efficient consciousness that sought to bring new life into the village. The scope of projects not only extended from bike roads and hike trails to Industry 4.0 carpentry studio but also consisted a special elderly care home, archeological research lab and school as public space.


Students: Bettina Ács, Boróka Balogh, Kira Balogh, Vivien Liliána Balogh, Viktória Begyik, Gréta Berente, Luca Béres, Anna Borvendég, Borbála Heilig, Bernadett Horváth, Dorottya Jancsovics, Rebeka Kiss, Alexandra Kis, Eszter Makovics, Johanna Pacz, Dorina Anna Szabó, Mária Szecsei, Renáta Székely, Kincső Tóth, Réka Angéla Varga


Alkadri Ranim, Ganbaatar Shinebayar, Shahrour Omar, Haji Media, Albeiruti Merna, Zunino Packer Gabriel, Erdem Ayca, Bozkaya Ege, Yardimli Buse Naz


Teachers: József Árva DLA, István Bartók DLA, Iván Nagy DLA course administrator, Miklós Péterffy, Gergely Sági, Zoltán Szécsi DLA, Gábor Szűcs DLA



BME Department of Urban Planning and Design

Location: Tihany (cultivated landscape or mass culture)


The courses TT3 and Kiskomplex dealt with the architectural challenges of Tihany and the Balaton region in this semester. The peninsula is flooded with tourists every summer, that scares away not only those who are interested in the real face of the landscape but also the local community is pushed afar from their own town. Even though Tihany is a highly protected cultivated landscape due to its natural and cultural characteristics, the shallow mass consumption of the sights exploits the actual values of the urban-natural texture, destroying the very atmosphere that turned Tihany into worthy and appealing originally. What is more, even the strict protection of the national park restrains further the frames of daily life of the town.


During the course, we sought the answer for these very conflicts of space and land use: how is it possible to strengthen alternative forms of tourism (slow tourism, cultural tourism) instead of mass tourism? Can the local community wholly return to their own public spaces? Does Tihany remain enjoyable for those who seeks the real, hidden gems of the place?


On the first hand, the methodology of the course continued the department’s approach based on city-scope research, whose goal is a complex intervention into an intertwined urban-natural environment. On the other hand, it is connected to the department’s long-time research on riverside locations (Balaton, DANUrB) that looks into the hidden values to be (re-)discovered by local communities and tourists. The semester’s location was Tihany and its peninsula, where we analyzed the effects and interactions of landscape, town, and embankment and searched for such interventions that attempt to maintain an equilibrium. By bearing in mind the future strategy of the town, we had a chance to rethink the spatial use and conflict zones – in which one of the tools can be a freedom of vehicles in sensitive areas. All this did not only make it possible to rethink the network of the town’s present public space and environmental usage but also opened a window to architectural interventions into the transforming public space network, that also allowed us to re-wire the communal identity of Tihany.



Citizen Task Force: Ambriskó Eszter, Kovács Réka Krisztina, Szekeres Zsanett, Tóth Orsolya, Varga Nóra

Borders/Meetings: Alvári Luca, Kálmán Krisztina, Lázár Kincső Boglárka, Nagy Kamilla, Oplasznik Áron

Artistic network: Földényi Dóra , Moór Olívia, Pasker Ingrid, Sári Dorottya, Stecina Marcell Óvó

Remembrance: Kálmán Erik, Komáromi Zsófia, Niederkirchner Gitta, Pályi Blanka, Zsanda Anna

Slow Tihany: Csomós Ildikó, Geiser Anna, Horváth Bernadett, Marton Abigél, Semjén Álmos, Váczi Kata

TIBI: Gál Andrea, Baksa Dávid, Surján Botond, Illés Veronika, Kovács Krisztina, Mudra András László

Tihany Pilgrimage: Benesóczky Zsófia, Dudaskó Sára, Kaposi Fanni Zsófia, Rédey Zsófia, Somogyi Kiara, Valentiny Anett

Kiskomplex: Móré Judit, Imolay Dénes, Kassai Laura


Teachers: Szabó Árpád DLA, Fonyódi Mariann PhD, Wettstein Domonkos PhD, Dőry Bálint, Massány Edina