„Everyone will be garaunteed advancement at the renewable faculty”

 

The Faculty of Architecture is one of the oldest institutions of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, educating architects for the last 146 years. At the end of the 19th century architects including Imre Steindl, Alajos Hauszmann, Frigyes Schulek defined the city scape of Budapest, adding to this faculties colourful history are names like Ernő Rubik - the Rubik's Cube inventor, Ádám Somlai-Fisher - founder of Prezi and Gábor Domokos who along with his colleagues developed the Gömböc "Sphere" experiments.

 

Our diploma course has been accredited throughout europe since 1986, carrying worldwide recognition. Our curricula were organised on Swiss and German models. The Faculty has maintained these traditions for the last 40 years but provides additional European and international dimensions through guest lecturers from abroad, topical short courses, workshop seminars and exchange programs.

 

As dean and lecturer I wish to share with you my pleasure of the experience gained through student-teacher collaboration, the great aims we have for  future creative research, and wish to engage our teaching staff as part of your future journey and growth as professional individuals.

Architecture and architects as a profession are multi-layered. Amongst our faculties graduates there are colleagues we can find who design our built environment implement the economic background, much in the same way as construction applies the development of innovative use of materials and structures to organise and develop our settlements.

 

The faculty provides the need and ability to think responsibly alongside the additonal expertise required to garauntee the future of a specific architectural lifestyle.

 

 

About György Alföldi

 

György Alföldi DLA / Architect, Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Planning and Design of Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) / Member of the Board at Rév8 Plc. / Chairman, voting member, Hungarian Academy of Science, VI. Section of  Engineering Sciences, Committee on Architecture / Standing Committee on Urban Sciences

In his DLA thesis, defended in 2007, he analysed the connections between architecture and urban development. Within the Department of Urban Planning and Design, he and Péter Bach created the „Urban Future Laboratory”. The aim of the project is to teach urban planning and design through researching the challenges of a city’s future, while reacting to social needs.

Since 1998 György Alföldi has been responsible for the urban development of Józsefváros, the eight district of Budapest. He took part in the renewal of the district, namely the Corvin Sétány and the Magdolna Quarter Programs, which are well-known throughout Europe.

 

BME Faculty of Architecture's mission

 

For nearly 150 years the Faculty of Architecture at BME has undergone a continuous process of transformation to preserve its solid foundation in the tradition of pedagogy. Our training contributes to solving the of social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges associated with globalization, by training creative architects who are capable of reflecting on and reacting to the needs of an integrated ecosystem.

 

The Faculty has a unique set of values and advantages among European training workshops, resulting from the traditional duality of our artistic and technical training courses and the synergy found between them.

 

The Faculty focuses on humanity, so that our tutors and students find their place, ambitions are met, providing a diverse base for collaborative research and creativity based upon our continuous development of internal energies.

 

Our basic, undergraduate, postgraduate, masters and doctoral courses continue to keep pace with the increasingly specialised needs required of our alumni to hold  competitive positions in the labour market.

 

The architectural profession is very diverse. From space-shaping to social needs, from creating technical solutions and processes to protect our built environment, up to the development of new materials, technologies, or the shaping of the world cities. The task of the Faculty is to develop the necessary responsibilities and capabilities required for these roles.

 

 

Dr. Alföldi György DLA

Dean

Research

Departments of the Faculty of Architecture, BME are involved in high variety or research projects related to historical, social, theoretical and scientific aspects of architecture and building construction. On one hand, the distinguished historical and contemporary architecture of Budapest provides a perfect background for many of these research activities. On the other hand, being a Faculty of an university devoted to cutting edge engineering research provides a perfect environment for intense exploration even at frontiers of architecture.

 

The most research activities are carried out and organized in the graduate schools of the Faculty. Many of our colleagues are involved in international research projects or take part in design competition worldwide. Actual projects are available at the relevant pages of the departments and the graduate schools.

 

More details: Department of Urban Planning and DesignDepartment of Mechanics, Materials and Structures

News

In 2019, Bauhaus celebrates its 100th anniversarty. To mark this occasion BME Faculty of Architecture and KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre (hereinafter referred to as the organizers) announce a photography contest for students of the Faculty of Architecture at BME as part of the Budapest100 - Bauhaus in the footsteps program.

 

 
26.03.2019

International conference (“Growing Cities, Growing Responsibilities – Take the lead to a sustainable future!”) on sustainable urban development.

08.02.2019

March 02-03, 2019 (Saturday- Sunday)
Study trip of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, BME

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06.02.2019

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