• Why Budapest's Contemporary Architects had to Go Underground to Find Success

    1 month ago - By Arch Daily

    Gellert Station / sporaarchitects. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
    This article by ArchDaily's former managing editor Vanessa Quirk first appeared on ArtsCultureBeat , the web magazine of Arts & Culture concentration at Columbia Journalism School's MA program , titled " The Secret Life of Hungarian Contemporary Architecture ." This time last year, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán stood at a podium in a pristine new subway station. Raw concrete beams criss-crossed above him; state-of-the art, driverless trains stood silently beside him. It was the opening ceremony for Line 4, a subway line...
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