Budapest 100, Celebration of 100-Year Old Buildings

An open weekend for Budapest buildings that celebrate their 100th birthday in 2019.

The Budapest 100 is one my favourite programs and I wish it would last more than just two days.

In the Footsteps of Bauhaus

This year the motto is “In the Steps of Bauhaus”. 24 of the city’s squares – tér in Hungarian – and the buildings standing there will be in the focus for 2 days.

You can explore the many cultural and historic monuments located on these lovely plazas.

It is impossible to go to all the walks, exhibitions, workshops and other happenings even if I try to select the most interesting/easily accessible ones.

In 2012 the list of buildings was based on local people’s reporting: 260 houses turned 100-year old in Budapest.

60 buildings (residential buildings, institutions) welcome visitors this year.

The Grand Boulevard ann at the intersection with Üllői út.

The event has a varied program

  • guided walk tours,
  • exhibitions,
  • movie screenings,
  • workshops,
  • picnic,
  • wine tasting,
  • children activities etc.

not exclusively for architecture buffs but everyone who loves to look into the history of buildings that we see or pass by every day.

Here is a selection – though most programs are in Hungarian (except for some guided walks in English) – I don’t think you wouldn’t enjoy them:

Entry is free to the buildings participating this year as well as to the programs, events.

Registration is required in most cases at the e-mail address provided next to the program name on the organiser’s website.

Some of the Programs in 2019

Recommended for non-Hungarian speakers.

04. May, Saturday

14.00 – 15.00 – Guided tour in English, Bartók Béla út 62-64., distr. XI.

05. May, Sunday

09.00 – 11.00 – Community breakfast á la Bauhaus (Freyja), Barát utca 12., Bp. 1074, distr. VII. – Freyja is a croissant heaven in Budapest, a bakery and cafe focusing on making the best croissants.

10.00 – 18.00 – Photo exhibition on past and present of the building: Bartók Báéa út 62-64., distr. XI.

10.00 – 16.00 – History of the house – exhibition, Lónyay utca 39/a, distr. IX.

10.00 – 16.00 -Exhibition which presents the life of the designers Hofstätter Béla and Domány Ferenc, and also the history of the building. The drying room of the building, which is an industrial heritage, will be open for the public: Margit körút 15 – 17., distr. II.

10.00 – 18.00 – László Moholy-Nagy: Architects’ Congress – LOOK Gallery’s Bauhaus tribute exhibitio: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky köz 2., 4th floo, distr. VI.

10.00 – 18.00 – International Rezső Seress Challenge: is Sunday gloomy in your language too?, Dob utca 46/B, distr. VII.

11.00 – 12.00 – Guided tour with Márk Baczoni in Englis, Pozsonyi út 38-40., distr. XIII.

14.00 – 15.00 – Guided tour in English, Bartók Béla út 62-64., distr. XI.


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