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Infra
Urban Infrastructures and Architecture
15-16.02.2008.

Infra

We live in the age of large-scale infrastructural expansions. The consideration of issues such as cities and urban developments involves considering the issues of infrastructure as well. The majority of city development programs are at the same time infrastructural investments these days; major programs highly determine the future of a city or city quarter.

What is the role of the architect in infrastructural projects? What does architecture mean in relation to traffic or public utility investments? What does all this result in from the viewpoint of Hungarian cities? How does it work in case of foreign projects? What kind of architectural quality and design comes into existence during these developmental projects? What are the cultural effects and consequences of specific investments? The aim of the symposium was to to draw attention to these problems and circumstances, and to clarify the experiences that are useful for Hungary, by an international experience exchange.

Ádám Hatvani

Ádám Hatvani

Architect and graphic, graduated from the University of Technology and Economy Budapest in 1995, and from the Hungarian University of fine Arts in 2000. After having different work experiences in several architecture studios, since 2002 he’s been a partner and leader designer of sporaarchitects, sporaarchitects is a Budapest based office - architects, designers, and urban thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, ecological urbanism and sustainability.The works of sporaarchitects have been published in the international and the Hungarian media. Besides many other architectural projects and researches he is currently working on the architectural design of two metro stations next to the Danube within the Metro4 constructions in Budapest, being the top infrastructural project in Hungary at the moment. Since 2005 he’s been co-founder and board member of the KÉK - Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, the first hungarian, internationally respected and acclaimed architectural institute.

István Péter Varga

István Péter Varga

Architect, concrete design consultant, founder of the VPI Concrete Design & Manufacture. Graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Architecture in 2000, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. He defended his Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) thesis in subject of Public Space Design in Doctoral School of Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of BME. Associate professor at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design Budapest, Curator of KÉK and member of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects.

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