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Budapest100 2021 to focus on post-war reconstruction

Offering the chance for people to peek behind the city’s hidden façades and courtyards while exploring its urban heritage, Budapest100 runs over one weekend every year. For 2021, due to take place in its usual May time slot, the theme will be post-war planning and architecture.

Budapest was a completely different city before and after each world war. The destruction and neglect were significant, with many beautiful buildings destroyed or transformed. At the same time, innovation was integral to reconstruction.

Organised by the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre KÉK, volunteers and enthusiastic locals, Budapest100 2021 will involve houses built or rebuilt between 1921-1930 and 1945-1957. A long time in planning, the theme actually concerns three redesigns: post-1918, post-1945 and after the 1956 Revolution. Moreover, the date of next year's event is no coincidence: 8 May marks the end of World War II in Europe and 9 May is Europe Day.

For a virtual tour of this year’s tenth Budapest100, see here.


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