On May 14th, the Museum of Ethnography Budapest welcomed over 200 attendees for the 8th edition of the International Architecture Forum SHARE Hungary 2024.

The event showcased a distinguished panel of architects and specialists, including César Frías Enciso from MORPH, Stuart Grahn of GRIMSHAW, and Marios Tsiliakos from Foster + Partners, alongside notable speakers from Hungary, Spain, UK, Iran, Luxembourg, Turkey, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Slovakia, and Romania.



The SHARE Hungary 2024 Forum was organized by SHARE Architects, the largest network dedicated to architecture and construction professionals in Central and South Eastern Europe, together with the Magyar Építész Kamara (MÉK), with the support of Muskita (Official Partner), ISOPAN, ȘIȘECAM (Gold Partners) and Steel Auction Market, Aluprof – Hungary (Sponsors).



Official Opening

SHARE Hungary 2024’s opening session was welcomed with warm addresses by the organizers:

  • Florin Mindirigiu, Founder SHARE Architects, Romania
  • Balázs Csapó, Chairman SHARE Hungary 2024. Founder & Managing Director PARAGRAM Studio, Hungary
  • Mátyás Tutervai, Vice – President of the Magyar Építész Kamara
  • Nora Vranova, President Slovak Chamber of Architects
  • Constantinos Constanti, President Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber
  • Haris Bradić, Association of Architects of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AABiH)



Plenary Session #1

Great Speaker Presentations

ANGELO MAGGI, Associate Professor of Architectural History and History of Architectural Photography, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy

| “Egle Renata Trincanato  and her Uncelebrated Venice”


Case Study: Egle Renata Trincanato (1910-1998)

Angelo Maggi, Associate Professor at Università Iuav di Venezia, delved into the life and legacy of Egle Renata Trincanato (1910-1998), an Italian architect whose remarkable contributions to Venetian architecture and culture have often gone unnoticed. Trincanato’s expertise as an architectural historian and watercolorist shaped her illustrious career, marked by publications elucidating Venetian architecture and prestigious appointments including Director of the Museo di Palazzo Ducale. Maggi’s presentation, “Egle Renata Trincanato and her Uncelebrated Venice,” seeked to shine a well-deserved spotlight on Trincanato’s invaluable yet overlooked role in preserving and celebrating the architectural heritage of Venice.




NORA VRANOVA, President Slovak Chamber of Architects, Slovakia

| “Urban Landscapes of the Future”


Case Study: Restoration and development of the Sliač Spa; The Freedom Square in Banská Bystrica; The Slovak Academy of Sciences Campus, Bratislava; The Depot Park, Trnava; Trnava – The Quarter

In her presentation “Urban Landscapes of the Future,” Nora Vranova, President of the Slovak Chamber of Architects, Slovakia, showcases winning proposals from recent architectural competitions overseen by the Chamber, emphasizing urban planning and public space development in Slovakia. Case studies include the restoration and development of the Sliač Spa, the transformation of Freedom Square in Banská Bystrica, the Slovak Academy of Sciences Campus in Bratislava, the revitalization of Depot Park in Trnava, and the urban regeneration project “Trnava – The Quarter.” Vranova’s talk delves into innovative approaches to shaping urban environments and fostering community engagement.




NÓRA DEMETER, Director Demeter Design Studio, Hungary

| ““Boundaries between Architecture and Interior Design: A Quest for Human Spaces”


Case Studies: Lake 11, Hungarian State Opera, Albemarle Headquarters

In “Boundaries between Architecture and Interior Design: A Quest for Human Spaces,” Nóra Demeter, Director of Demeter Design Studio, Hungary, investigated the delicate balance between architectural grandeur and human-scale intimacy through case studies such as Lake 11, the Hungarian State Opera, and Albemarle Headquarters. Nora Demeter’s exploration centered on the nuanced interplay between complex architectural projects and the preservation of human comfort and proportion. As an interior architect, she meticulously examined how interior spaces shape and are shaped by overarching architectural designs, emphasizing the crucial role of human-centric design principles across cultural, residential, and commercial contexts.




BELÁ BÁNÁTI, Owner Bánáti + Hartvig Architects, Hungary 

| “Drechsler Palace 2.0 – W Budapest Hotel”


Case Study: Reconstruction of the Drechsler Palace

In “Drechsler Palace 2.0 – W Budapest Hotel,” Belá Bánáti, Owner of Bánáti + Hartvig Architects, Hungary, unveiled the transformation of Budapest’s historic Drechsler Palace, originally envisioned by Ödön Lechner, into the prestigious W Budapest Hotel. Following nearly two decades of disuse, the 19th-century landmark underwent meticulous reconstruction while maintaining its listed status. Belá Bánáti’s presentation highlighted the restoration’s centerpiece: a captivating courtyard adorned with ornate façades, now sheltered by a graceful, veil-like glass roof. This architectural intervention not only safeguards the space from the elements but also fosters an intimate, human-scale ambiance, reimagining the palace as a vibrant hub within Budapest’s architectural landscape.



BEGUM YAZGAN, Co-Founder Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey 

| “Facade as interface”


Case Studies: Palas Campus, Skopje East Gate, YDA Center

Begüm Yazgan, Co-Founder of Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey, explored the concept of facades as interactive elements in “Facade as Interface” through three distinct case studies: Palas Campus, Skopje East Gate, and YDA Center. With Palas Campus marking the 100th project by Yazgan, the presentation delves into its facade design, examining architectural concepts, material choices, and construction techniques. The Skopje East Gate Project illustrates how flexible design systems inform facade design in large-scale developments. Additionally, the presentation underscores the significance of technology and innovation in facade design through the YDA Center, offering insights into the evolving role of facades as interfaces in contemporary architecture.




FRANÇOIS VALENTINY, Founder VALENTINY hvp architects, Luxembourg

| “Intimate Thoughts”


Case Studies: Library of the University of Luxembourg; Biodiversum Luxembourg; Factory Hall Luxembourg

Following François Valentiny’s presentation titled “Intimate Thoughts,” attendees were treated to a captivating exploration of his architectural philosophy. Through an analysis of case studies including the Library of the University of Luxembourg, Biodiversum Luxembourg, and Factory Hall Luxembourg, Valentiny unveiled his approach rooted in a nuanced understanding of context. Attendees were enlightened by Valentiny’s emphasis on integrating cultural, topographical, and climatic elements into architectural design, resulting in spaces that exude intimacy and resonance with their surroundings. Valentiny’s presentation left a lasting impression, inspiring a deeper appreciation for the intricate relationship between architecture and its environment.



Technical presentation in the first session

Standing ovations for our partners and supporters have innovative technical presentations, arousing the interest and curiosity of the public.

ALEXANDRU CIUCĂ, Technical Director ISOPAN | ”Innovative Façade Solutions in contemporary architecture for large scale projects”




Plenary Session #2

Great Speaker Presentations


VLAD GAIVORONSCHI, Co-Founder Andreescu&Gaivoronschi, Romania

| “Embracing atmosphere”


Case Studies: ISHO U1 Timisoara; 1+1  Oedip Timisoara; British International School of Timisoara – “Ana Șandor” high-school building

In “Embracing Atmosphere,” Vlad Gaivoronschi, Co-Founder of Andreescu&Gaivoronschi, Romania, provided attendees with a compelling exploration of architectural design principles. Through case studies such as ISHO U1 Timisoara, 1+1 Oedip Timisoara, and the British International School of Timisoara’s “Ana Șandor” high-school building, Gaivoronschi elucidated themes of function, expression, and identity. Attendees gained valuable insights into the interplay between interior and exterior spaces, as well as the significance of architectural envelopes in shaping atmospheric experiences. Gaivoronschi’s presentation offered practical demonstrations of cost-effective facade solutions aimed at creating memorable architectural experiences, leaving attendees inspired to prioritize simplicity and effectiveness in their own designs.




ANDRÁS BORBÉLY, Project Manager KÖZTI, Hungary

| “Façade design of MVM Dome”


Case Study:  MVM Dome – Multipurpose Arena Budapest

András Borbély, Project Manager at KÖZTI, Hungary “Façade Design of MVM Dome,” delved into the intricacies of crafting the distinctive façade for the MVM Dome – Multipurpose Arena in Budapest. Borbély explored the challenges encountered during the design and construction phases, highlighting the innovative solutions implemented to realize the building’s unique exterior. Attendees gain insight into the complexities of façade design in creating a striking and functional architectural feature for a multipurpose arena.




CÉSAR FRÍAS ENCISO, Design Director  MORPH Estudio, Spain



Case Studies:  Bosque de Atocha / Urban Sky / Bodega Lozano / CETEDEX

Through insightful case studies like Bosque de Atocha, Urban Sky, Bodega Lozano, and CETEDEX, César Frías Enciso, Design Director of MORPH Estudio, Spain,  presented ”MORPHING THE FUTURE”, in which he unveiled groundbreaking solutions to today’s pressing challenges on a captivating journey into the realm of sustainability and digitalization. Attendees discovered how innovative projects and technologies are reshaping the future, creating more sustainable, inclusive, and visually stunning environments for generations to come.




HABIBEH MADJDABADI, Founder Habibeh Madjdabadi Architecture Studio, Iran

| “Embracing Imperfection: The Architecture of Habibeh Madjdabadi”


Case Studies: The Square, The Street, The House of Approximation,The 40 Knots House

“Embracing Imperfection: The Architecture of Habibeh Madjdabadi” presented the visionary work of Iranian architect Habibeh Madjdabadi, Founder of Habibeh Madjdabadi Architecture Studio. Through projects like “The Square,” “The Street,” “The House of Approximation,” and “The 40 Knots House,” Madjdabadi demonstrated a unique blend of honoring Tehran’s architectural heritage while embracing innovative contemporary design. Central to her approach is the concept of “human approximation,” evident in projects that bridge the past and present with creativity and ingenuity.




STUART GRAHN, Associate Principal GRIMSHAW, UK

| “HS2 Curzon Street Station, London Bridge Station”


Case Studies: The Square, The Street, The House of Approximation,The 40 Knots House

“The Station, the City, and the Fifth Elevation” featured Stuart Grahn, Associate Principal at GRIMSHAW, UK, as the keynote speaker. Drawing on case studies such as HS2 Curzon Street Station and London Bridge Station, Grahn showcased Grimshaw’s pioneering work in integrating major transport hubs into urban environments and driving urban regeneration. He emphasized the creation of accessible “city rooms” within these stations, seamlessly blending internal and external spaces to enhance passenger experiences. With a focus on preserving historical significance while embracing ambitious concepts, Grahn demonstrated how design for construction can create unique environments that celebrate each station’s identity while revitalizing their surrounding areas.




Technical presentation in the second session

Standing ovations for our partners and supporters have innovative technical presentations, arousing the interest and curiosity of the public.

VÁRSZEGI DÁNIEL, Architectural Consultant Aluprof Hungary | ”Framed light sources”





Fifteen Shades of Urban Development

Panel Chair: Assoc. Prof. ANDRÁS REITH, CEO at ABUD, Hungary


Invited Participants:

  • HABIBEH MAJDABADI, Founder Habibeh Madjdabadi Architecture Studio, Iran
  • STUART GRAHN, Associate Principal GRIMSHAW, UK
  • CÉSAR FRÍAS ENCISO, Design Director MORPH Estudio, Spain
  • BÁLINT KÁDÁR – Assoc. Prof. BME – URB




Plenary Session #3

Great Speaker Presentations


CONSTANTINOS CONSTANTI, Founder Constanti Architects, Cyprus

| “Rethinking the boundaries”


Case Studies: Flamingo Hotel, EDEM Residences, Waterhouse

“Rethinking the Boundaries” featured Constantin Constantin, Founder of Constanti Architects, Cyprus, as the speaker. Through case studies including Flamingo Hotel, EDEM Residences, and Waterhouse, Constanti showcased projects that challenge traditional notions of interior and exterior spaces. He explored the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor areas, emphasizing unobscured views and innovative design approaches. Attendees gained insights into Constanti’s methods for achieving harmonious relationships between spaces, from large-scale developments to elegant residences, ultimately redefining the boundaries of architectural design.




BLEDION BARALIU, Co-Founder archiEDU, Kosovo




HARIS BRADIĆ, Founder and Lead Architect NB Atelier, Bosnia & Hertzegovina

| “Architecture between a human and the space – Examples in design and practice”


Case Studies: Rakovica Weekend House, Kochersteinsfeld residential building, Residential building Stein am Kocher

Haris Bradić, Founder and Lead Architect of NBAtelier, Bosnia & Herzegovina presented “Architecture between a human and the space – Examples in design and practice”. Through case studies including Rakovica Weekend House, Kochersteinsfeld residential building, and Residential building Stein am Kocher, Bradić explores the delicate balance between human occupants and architectural space. He delves into the integration of new volumetric units to create comfortable living environments, the incorporation of architectural forms that seamlessly blend into existing spaces, and the design principles that prioritize space, investment, and quality for new users. Attendees gain valuable insights into Bradić’s approach to creating harmonious and user-centric architectural solutions.




VARGA BENCE, Senior Architect, Partner, Teampannon, Hungary

| “Japanese way of thinking space – A case study of the House of Music Hungary”


Case Studies: House of Music Hungary, Budapest City Park

“Japanese Way of Thinking Space: A Case Study of the House of Music Hungary” explored the unique approach to space exemplified in the House of Music Hungary, situated in Budapest City Park. Led by Varga Bence, Senior Architect and Partner at Teampannon, Hungary, attendees delved into the gradual transformation of forest into architecture, showcasing a harmonious dialogue between built structures and nature. Through a mental journey from Japanese philosophy to technical design, Bence unveiled the collaborative process between renowned architect Sou Fujimoto and Teampannon Architects.




MARIOS TSILIAKOS, Partner Foster+Partners, UK

| “From Numbers to Architecture: The Computational Geometry of Building Facades”


Case Studies: Mobility Pavilion, MOL Campus, Lusail Towers

In “From Numbers to Architecture: The Computational Geometry of Building Facades,” Marios Tsiliakos, Partner at Foster + Partners, UK, took center stage. Mobility Pavilion, MOL Campus, and Lusail Towers, were examples to show the intricate relationship between computation and architecture. Attendees were guided through Foster + Partners’ innovative use of computational design to address industry challenges, seamlessly embedding design intent, fabrication methods, material considerations, and performance objectives into building facades. This presentation illuminated how these computational geometry workflows revolutionize the design process, pushing boundaries and setting new standards in architectural excellence



We want to thank and give a special round of applause to the amazing moderator and the Chairman of the SHARE Hungary 2024 Forum, Balázs Csapó!




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