Modern architecture in Hungary

Thursday, Februar 22, 2024, 5 p.m.

A symposium on modern architecture in Hungary will be held at the Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Centre Stuttgart to accompany the exhibitions “Experimental Housing Estate Budapest – Model Houses Napraforgó Street” and “Light and Form”. Dr. Raquel Jaureguízar will also look at the influence of German modernism on social housing in Spain in the 1940s and 50s.

The lectures will be held in English.

Welcome address
Anja Krämer (Director of the Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier)

Prof. em. András Ferkai: “Model housing estate in Budapest – without any actual effect?”
DLA Àgnes Anna Sebestyén: “The Reception and Press Appearances of Modern Settlements in Interwar Hungary”
Dr. Raquel Jaureguízar: “The Reception of German Modernism in Social Housing in Madrid”

The presentations last 25-30 minutes and their will be a final discussion.

Dirk Allgaier will present the book “Stahlrohrrevolution” on behalf of arnoldsche Art Publishers.

Liszt-Institut – Ungarisches Kulturzentrum Stuttgart
Christophstr. 7, 70178 Stuttgart


Experimental Estate Budapest – Model Houses Napraforgó-Street

The exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in Haus Mies van der Rohe (Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart) shows the Hungarian Napraforgó Street estate in the context of the Weissenhof estate. It displays historical plans, photos and models. It was created in co-operation with the Hungarian Museum of Architecture.

WEISSENHOFWERKSTATT im Haus Mies van der Rohe
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart

Exhibition opening hours
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, 12-5 pm
December 9, 2023 – March 3, 2024
(without entrance fee, no registration required)

Curators tour
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 2 p.m.

Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier / Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V.

Klaus J. Loderer

Hungarian Museum of Architecture (MEM MDK)
Napraforgó Street Bauhaus Association
Liszt-Institut – Ungarisches Kulturzentrum Stuttgart


Exhibition 2
Light and Form

The modernist endeavours of the great period between 1927 and 1950 have been preserved for posterity in photographs, among other things. A selection, compiled by the Hungarian Museum of Architecture Budapest (MÉM MDK), is on show at the Liszt Institute in Stuttgart in its gallery (Christofstr. 7, 70178 Stuttgart). The photographs convey the idea of so-called Neues Sehen (New Vision) and often appeared in the columns of the then legendary architectural magazine “Tér és Forma”.

Opening hours
January 23, 2024 – April 10, 2024
Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm
Friday, 9 am – 1 pm
Visits at weekends and for smaller groups are possible by prior arrangement by telephone. Please call +49 (0)711 / 72 69 630 227.

Liszt-Institut – Ungarisches Kulturzentrum Stuttgart

Ungarisches Architekturmuseum Budapest (MEM MDK)
Napraforgó Street Bauhaus Association
Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier / Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V.