At the 2019 Solar Decathlon house building global competition for university students (organised in Szentendre, Hungary), four prizes were awarded to the Hungarian Nest+ project, a model house designed by a consortium of the University of Pécs (Hungary), the University of Miskolc (Hungary) and the University of Algiers Blidai Saad Dahlad University (Algeria).
The Gothic church in Lincolnshire, in England, is used as a home by its current owners. The restoration of the Grade II listed church has been carried out with great care and attention to detail, preserving the original stained glass windows, steeple and altar.
The large-scale real estate development project known as BudaPart is one of Budapest's largest brownfield-revitalisations in the Lágymányosi Bay area, next to River Danube.
One of the largest residential complexes in Hungary was built in the city centre of Szeged from more than 7000 prefabricated elements and a total of 8510 m3 of concrete. The project in Huszár Street includes 593 apartments, offices and shops.
The six-hectare site, replacing the industrial character of the former cable factory and wholesale food site, will provide a green environment for its future residents in the city centre. Cedar Grove takes its name from the evergreen that grows there.
In Budapest, at the intersection of Árpád út and Váci út, one of the most innovative residential parks in the city was built on an empty plot of land that has been unused for more than ten years. Historically, the area is known for its manufacturing industry, which, however, collapsed after the regime change in 1989, and the buildings previously standing here were also demolished. After that, the building complex now known as Panoráma Lakópark (Panorama Residence) was built here as a brownfield investment between 2018-2020.
Kán is a settlement formed at the junction of the Mecsek and the Zselic, in a valley running north-south. The village is surrounded on all sides by woods, and is a one-street village, making it geographically isolated from traffic. The Swabian village dates back to the 12th century, but has been depopulated several times in its history.
After the Second World War, following the German expulsions, the inhabitants left the village and in 1978 Kán ceased to exist as an independent municipality, and a year later it was annexed to the village of Hetvehely.
The church has not been used for worship since 1991 and until 2007 it was mainly used as a showroom for antique furniture. The church was also rented out as a meeting place and used for small concerts. The mezzanine section was added in the 1990s, due to the change of functions.
The owners of the adjacent 50 square meter flats fell in love and decided to move in together by squeezing the flats together and converting them. They envisioned modern and functional, bright and spacious spaces with unique furniture and natural materials.
The programme started in April 2009, in a tower block in the industrial area of Veszprém, a segregated area, considered by many to be a ghetto, without any help. The number of inhabitants was 127 at the time, but now exceeds 200. The aim of the programme is to rehabilitate the building and the community, to manage the debt and to normalise the life of the house.
For 100 years the “Kabelwerk” (former called the ‘Kabel- und Drahtwerke AG’) was one of the districts leading companies and its largest employer. The company’s closure in December 1997 gave rise to a large-scale planning and citizens’ participation process initiated by the city of Vienna and the district Meidling. Already on the 30 May 1996 local residents were invited to participate in a workshop and invited to collaborate.