Makovecz gets street named after him in Budapest

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Makovecz – whose work spanned across almost half a century from 1962 to 2011 – was one of the most prominent proponents of organic architecture. His work was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Steiner, but also natural developments built upon Art Nouveau and National Romanticism.

Early in his career his work was also a criticism of Communist ideology and the brutal uniformity of system building, but after the fall of the Communist regime in 1989, it became a comment on the nature of globalization and corporate culture.

The majority of his work – he designed over 80 buildings in Hungary and the neighboring countries – was on community centers of some form: churches, town halls, universities, baths, restaurants.


The Stephaneum university building in Piliscsaba (2001)

He received a series of major national and international awards, was the honorary member of several countries’ architect societies and the founder and “eternal and executive president” of the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

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