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Budapest South Gate International Master Plan Design Competition
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About the proposal

KKBK Kiemelt Kormányzati Beruházások Központja Nonprofit Zrt. (Centre of Key Government Investments), as contracting authority, announces a restricted international design competition for preparing a development proposal (master plan)  for the investments and complex urban development of South-Pest and North-Csepel, Budapest.

The goal of the design competition is to implement a viable urban development in line with the strategic objectives of Hungary and Budapest. This development should, through the creation of the Budapest Student City, produce housing of appropriate standard for nearly 12,000 students, catalyze the urban development of the area and with its new functions, sports facilities and community spaces it should be an attractive quarter of the whole capital.

The proposed master plan is an urban development design proposal relating to the build-up of an area of almost 135 ha, delimited by the Danube, the Rákóczi bridge – the route of Könyves Kálmán Boulevard, Soroksári Street, the access road with topographical lot number 209968 – and Weiss Manfréd Street.

The complexity of the development derives from the fact that its purpose is - beyond the simple renewal of the design area – to develop a neighbourhood, which by implementing the currently lacking functions, wishes to give new importance to the under-used brownfield areas to service both the local population and the inhabitants of a wider urban region.The sports facilities in this area are to provide support both to the Hungarian elite as well as to the recreational sports to allow hosting of major sports events.The Budapest Student City to be implemented in the area will define the profile of Hungarian higher education in the decades to come, while the building complexes and community areas in the Budapest Student City will serve as the essential living environment of the inhabitant university students in the process of their transition to adulthood and beginning their careers. An aspect of paramount importance is the enhancement of the relation between the city and the river, with this creating lively community spaces, and the preservation of monuments (such as the Wholesale Market Place and the block around the Kvassy Lock). All this have to be implemented by keeping sustainability in mind as a primary consideration in the design.

In order to achieve these tasks successfully and at a high standard it is necessary to select the designer preparing the architectural and urban development master plan of the area in the frame of an international design competition, in accordance with the dispositions of the Government Decree 2016/2017 (XII.22.) on provisions necessary for preparations and planning of the Ferenc Kemény Sports-Infrasturture Development Program and other investments in South Pest and North-Csepel regions. The goal of the design competition is to select the most suitable designer for the implementation of the design program published in the design competition documentation. With the designer selected in the design competition, we wish to sign a contract for designing the master plan documentation for the Budapest South Gate Development project following a public procurement procedure by negotiation without announcement 

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Chairman

dr. Balázs Fürjes

Secretary of State Responsible for Budapest

Introduction

As Secretary of State, Dr. Balázs Fürjes is responsible for Budapest and its agglomeration, as well as being the Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments and International Sport Bids. The new FTC Stadium, the Danube Arena, the House of Fates, the Aquarium, the renovated and expanded Ludovica Academy, and the Orczy Park, were all built under his leadership. Earlier, less than three years after the Budapest Sports Hall burnt to the ground, he orchestrated the construction of the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena and the total renewal of the surrounding area. Currently he is responsible, among other things, for developing the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design’s Budapest Campus, further expanding the Ludovica Academy Campus, and for building the Ferenc Puskás Stadium. He also worked for fifteen years in the private sector as a Company Director and lawyer.
Co-Chair

Csaba Tóth

Architect, KKBK - Head of Project Management, MRICS

Introduction

Csaba Tóth graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) as an architect. After graduation he worked in Munich at a large construction company, following which he returned to Hungary and worked for five years as an Architect at IPARTERV, a Hungarian architecture firm. He later worked for a German real estate development company, where he was responsible for the whole design and planning process in Hungary. He then became the Design & Construction Director of a Hungarian real estate development company. Later, as the CEO of the same company, he dealt with the development of several office and residential buildings in Budapest. In recent years he has been managing - from an architectural perspective - the preparations, design, planning and construction of key governmental projects controlled by Government Commissioner Balázs Fürjes.
Member

dr. Domonkos Schneller

Lawyer, KKBK - Director General for Strategy

Introduction

Dr. Domonkos Schneller graduated from the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), and primarily focuses on urban development issues. He represents Mr Balázs Fürjes as Chief de Cabinet and Director General for Strategy of the Centre of Key Government Investments (KKBK). He has participated in large-scale projects such as the venues for the FINA 2017 World Aquatics Championship, the Puskás Ferenc Stadium, the Groupama Arena - and other stadiums outside Budapest – as well as the tenders for the National University of Public Service and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design campus, and Hungary’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Member

Dr. Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky

Municipality of Budapest - Deputy Mayor

Introduction

Dr. Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovnicky graduated from Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and State Science.
Since 7 November 2014 she has been the Deputy Mayor for Human Affairs, responsible for culture, education, social policy, youth policy, sports, environmental protection, tourism, and the city’s profile. Within this wide area she is responsible for overseeing theatres, museums, sports centres, retirement homes, and numerous other institutes. She places a strong focus on facilitating city image tasks, to make Budapest a more visible city enjoyed by inhabitants and visitors alike.
Member

Béla Varga-Ötvös

Economist, Developer

Introduction

Professional activities: preparing city and regional development plans (concepts, strategies), environment and heritage management studies, economy politics and real estate development documents for municipalities, and taking part in urban development research projects.
Employers: VÁTI, ÉGSZI, Hungarian Institute of Public Administration. Managing Director of ÉrtékTérkép Kft. since 1992.
Professional creed: harmonising economy and ecology with the principles and practice of municipal management.
Member

Gabriella Grubánovits

Economist, KKBK - Program Director

Introduction

Gabriella Grubánovits graduated as an economist from the Faculty of Accounting and Management of the University of Economic Sciences. Following her MBA, Ms Grubánovits worked on both sides of accounting and finance - on one hand as an External Advisor based on her Hungarian Registered Auditor status, and on the other hand as a Finance Director/COO responsible for the finance departments of various multinational companies, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd., Roche Hungary Ltd., Oriflame Hungary Ltd., Toyota Financial Services, and HOPI Hungary/Romania Logistics Ltd. From 2016 to 2017 Ms Grubánovits was the Finance Director and later the COO of Budapest2024 Nonprofit Ltd, the company in charge of preparing and presenting Budapest’s 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid to the International Olympic Committee. In 2017 Ms Grubánovits was mandated to guide the preparation, design and implementation of major urban developments in South Pest, as Director of the Ferenc Kemény Sport Infrastructure Development Program, under the direction of Government Commissioner Mr. Balázs Fürjes.
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Gábor Zoboki

Architect, DLA habil, Lead Architect, Professor

Introduction

The work of an architect has two facets: one is humanistic, driven by ideals,
always rethinking the conditions of human existence - a creator who is anxious about the
environment; the other is that of an engineer, who masters the world of technical and
technological knowledge. Gábor Zoboki believes it is essential to cultivate
both these facets if we want to create good architecture. In today’s complex, constantly changing environment - in which an architect must find a way to create - increased sensitivity is needed to carry out these tasks with a high level of quality.
Zoboki believes in the preservation and transfer of ideals and experience across generations, and that planning is a team effort: high-standard, creative architectural solutions to increasingly complex tasks can only be produced by a multi-faceted and open circle of creative individuals. Over the past few decades he and his co-creators have established a workshop that strives to meet the social needs of our time with worthy architecture in the name of this philosophy.
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Miklós Mártonffy

Architect, Municipality of Budapest - Chief Architect of Budapest

Introduction

Miklós Mártonffy completed his secondary education at Berzsenyi Dániel Secondary School in 1977. He started higher education at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Pollack Mihály College of Technology in 1978. He obtained an architectural degree at the Faculty of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in 1984, and a degree in Urban Management and Development at the same institute in 1997. He has been a member of the Budapest Chamber of Architects (BÉK) since 1997, and in 1999 gained the ranking of Senior Architect. In 2013 he reached the Chief Architect rank, and in 2015 passed the Public Administration examination.
He started his tenure at NYÍRTERV (Szabolcs-Szatmár County Council Architect Company) as an Associate Architect. He completed a one and a half year long military duty from 1986 to 1987, and left the military as a Chief Warrant Officer. He has worked at MATERV (Civil Engineering Company), and later at its successor MŰ-HELY Kft. (Area Analysis-, Architecture- and IT), as an Architect and Urban Planner between 1987 and 1993. He subsequently filled the position of Architect and Urban Planner at Marius Stúdió Kft, the company he founded with his wife, until 2013. Since then he has been employed as Chief Architect at the Local Government Office of Budapest District XVIII, since 2016 to date he works at the Municipality of Budapest as Chief Architect of Budapest. Between 1990 and 1994, and later between 1998 and 2002, he was a local government representative in Kőbánya.
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Balázs Szűcs

Architect, Budapest District IX - Chief Architect

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The Chief Architect of the Local Government of Budapest District IX (Ferencváros) studied at the Vienna University of Technology, and obtained his degree in architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. As an architect he has mainly worked on residential and healthcare projects, along with historical monuments. He was later employed in the United Arab Emirates, and finally in Morocco he became the Chief Architect of the largest architectural design studio in North Africa. His experiences over almost two decades, gained in the local government sector and at SEM IX Urban Development company in the field of urbanism, have contributed to FIABCI’s winning of the Golden Award at the 2016 “World Prix d’Excellence Awards.”
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István Gyulai

Architect, Budapest District XXI - Chief Architect

Introduction

Based on 25 years of experience as principal architect in urban planning in several capital districts (VII, XIX, XXI), István Gyulai’s professional credo is as follows: He considers value creation in town and country planning, as well as value preservation in built areas, as priorities. In the course of developments, he strives to coordinate expert areas to prevent any of them from becoming predominant. The analysis of impact assessments, the complex management of affairs, and the identification of optimum load on the environment, are requirements at all times.
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Tihamér Szalay

Architect, Hungarian Chamber of Architects delegate

Introduction

Tihamér Szalay was born in 1954. In 1978 he graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Architecture. He completed Cycle VII of the Master school.
After graduation he worked for seven years at Lakóterv (a Hungarian Office for Planning Residential and Communal Buildings), then became Lead Designer at the Diplomatic Corps Supply Directorate until 1990. Since then he has worked as an Architectural Designer in his own office.
In 2014 he was awarded the Ybl prize, the most prestigious Hungarian honours in the field of architecture.
For twenty years he has been an Official of the Hungarian Chamber of Architecture, and has been its Vice President for five years in a row.
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György Fekete

Architect, Hungarian Academy of Arts delegate

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György Fekete received his degree in interior design from the College of Applied Arts. He participated in numerous large design projects for the General Construction Design Company as Lead Designer. He is the author of hundreds of articles, and is a script writer and presenter of six television series covering the culture of environment. He joined the Hungarian Academy of Arts in 1995 and has been its President since 2010. He is a member of the Holy Crown Association, a winner of the Kossuth Prize and the Munkácsy Prize, and a Meritorious Artist.
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Samu Szemerey

Architect, City Planner, Lechner Knowledge Center

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Samu Szemerey is an architect and urbanist specializing in technology, creative industries, and the built environment. As a Consultant and Strategist he works with cities, institutions, and private clients. He has directed workshops and research projects, and curated exhibitions and public programs. He has taught, published and lectured internationally. He is a founding member of the KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, and Lead Expert at the Lechner Knowledge Center, where he works on developing urban services and coordinating smart city programs in Hungary. 
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Balázs Ercsényi

Transport Engineer, Civil Engineer

Introduction

Balázs Ercsényi was born in Budapest, completed his studies at the Piarist High School, then graduated summa cum laude at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Civil Engineering Faculty. From 2004 to 2007 he obtained a BME-Sorbonne second degree (for Expert in Regional and Urban Development). During his professional career he has primarily dealt with urban transport and renewal of public spaces such as Károly körút (2010), Móricz Zsigmond körtér (2014), Etele tér (2014) Őrmező csomópont (2016), and Bem rakpart (2016). He was the Lead Transport Designer for Kossuth tér (2014) and Széll Kálmán tér (2016), and the head of the Transport Planning Team for the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid (2015-2017). He was a successful candidate of two confidential national design competitions (2015, 2017) and a holder of several awards (KTE, MAUT). In recent years he shared 13 publications and gave 8 presentations. He is an enthusiastic researcher of Budapest’s local history.
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György Szloszjár

Landscape Architect, Environmental Engineer, Hungarian Chamber of Architects - Faculty of Garden and Landscape Design Board Member

Introduction

György Szloszjár obtained a degree in landscape architecture at the Faculty of Landscaping of the University of Horticulture and Food Industry (KÉE), and in 2015 was awarded a degree in environmental protection engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of Veszprém University. He is the Head of Garten Studio Kft. founded in 1995. In 2018 the landscaping design studio employing 25 people became the market leader in Hungary. Their most widely exposed works include Kopaszi gát, the gardens of Várkert Bazár, Graphisoft Park, and the open-air system surrounding the shopping mall ALLEE. The force propelling the growth of the last years, and at the same time the most significant success of his career so far, is the general design of the complex renovation of Városliget Budapest, which was awarded to the company after a successful nationwide design competition. This task has been the main area of his professional development between 2016 and 2020. As one of the management board members of the Landscaping Department of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects (MÉK), he participated in the drafting and review of legislation governing landscape design. He contributed to the establishment of architects’ fees and to the drafting of the landscaping section of the New Design Service System. He is also the author of the learning material for the landscape architect rating examination.  To honour his professional contribution, he received the “Landscape Architect of the Year” award in 2014.
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Etele Baráth

Architect Engineer, Hon. Professor, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee.

Introduction

From his graduation in 1967 to 1989, Etele Baráth performed scientific research, projecting and managerial work in the field of urban architecture and regionalism. Intermittently between 1974 and 2015 he taught urban and European development policy in Hungarian and foreign universities (Montpellier). He was a State Secretary in three different governments from 1989 to 2004, and the Minister of European Affairs from 2004 to 2006. For sixteen years from 1994 he was a member of parliament, and meanwhile was the President of the Committee for Environmental and Territorial Development, as well as the Budapest Agglomeration Development Council, both for four years. In 1994 he was a candidate for Lord Mayor of Budapest. A large number of his domestic and international publications in the scope of territorial and urban development, as well as social sciences, have been published. From among his managerial and projecting works, the National Territorial Plan made between 1980 and 1984, as well as a comparative analysis of spatial structure of the Hungarian urban development system and the society he made in the framework of research into social stratification, were outstanding. As a Government Commissioner and a Development Office President, he was responsible for the design works of North-Csepel and the surrounding regions. Currently, as a member of the European Economic and Social Committee, he is the President of a study group analysing the European financial design of the period after 2020.
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dr. Gellért Sölch

Deputy State Secretary for Strategic Matters Ministry of Human Capacities

Introduction

Dr. SÖLCH Gellért graduated from Eötvös Loránd University as a lawyer. Between 2006 and 2010, he worked as a Councilor at the Municipality of District 11, dealing chiefly with matters related to youth, sports, law, and urban development. He later carried out parliament-related duties at the Ministry of Human Capacities, where he participated in legislation and in social relations. From 2014, he worked at the Ministry of Human Capacities, where at first he was Deputy Chief of Staff, and from 2017, the Chief of Staff of the Minister. As of 2018, he is the Deputy State Secretary for Strategic Matters at the state secretariat of Deputy Minister Bence Rétvári.
Member

Attila Győr

Heritage Consultant, Art Historian

Introduction

Art Historian and Monument Expert. Attila Győr has been working in the field of cultural heritage since 1997. Between 2001 and 2011 he led the department responsible for establishing the monument status of buildings in the Office of Cultural Heritage. For longer than a decade he established protected status of 1000 buildings (including the Wholesale Market Hall, the object of this design competition) and fifty monument areas (for example in Budapest, Szeged, Ózd city centre and Wekerle-telep). Between 2012 and 2017 he was responsible for the utilization of monuments of primary importance in the Office of the Prime Minister and in the Forster Centre. He was a member of several review committees dealing with architectural design tenders for monuments, and provided expert opinion on several projects (Puskás Ferenc Stadion, the utilization of the Buda and Pest embankments, the Velodrome). As a Monument Expert he conducted research of prominent monuments such as the Palace Hotel in Lillafüred, and the Széchenyi Bath. Since 1999 he has been lecturing at Szent István University. He teaches architectural and art history for landscape architects and urban engineers. Since November 2017 he has been working as the Scientific Head of the Szent István Király (King Stephen I) Museum in Székesfehérvár.
Member

Lilly Kudic

Professor, Head of Architecture, School of the Built Environment and Architecture London South Bank University

Introduction

Professor Lilly Kudic is Professor of Design and Head of Architecture at the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University.  She was educated at the University of Belgrade and the Architectural Association in London, and has worked for Ian Ritchie Architects and Ahrends Burton Koralek, where she collaborated with Frei Otto on the development of the first structural roundwood building in the UK at Hooke Park, Dorset.  She is currently consultant to a competition proposal for a 1-kilometre long rowing complex in Belgrade, Serbia. This includes training facilities, rowing clubs, and recreational areas.
 She is also a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and UNESCO-UIA validation panels, and has been involved in monitoring academic standards in schools of architecture all over the world, including Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Russia, Singapore, and throughout the United Kingdom.  Her students have been extremely successful in international design competitions, receiving the RIBA President’s Bronze Medal, commendations at Bronze and Silver Medal level, and winning the online Silver Medal competition.  
Her design and research work are centred on the concept of structure as space, with design studio projects characterised by a rigorous contextual analysis of the cultural, environmental, and spatial geometries of each site, and a tectonic approach emphasising a strong materiality and sense of structure.  Professor Kudic has been a guest lecturer and critic at schools of architecture in Canada, China, France, Germany, South Korea, Peru, and the UK. The work of her students has been exhibited globally, including venues in Bogota, Colombia; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile; the Biblioteca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt; the University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu, Bucharest, Romania; the University of Belgrade, Serbia; the Kadir Has gallery, Istanbul, Turkey; and the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, United Kingdom.  She is currently an external examiner at UAUIM Bucharest, and UNI, Lima.
Member

Stephen Wells

Architect, Head of Project & Commercial Services at WSP, UK

Introduction

Stephen Wells is an Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of leading challenging projects and programmes in the UK and overseas. Skilled in project leadership, design management, value and cost management, feasibility studies and master-planning. He is a strong operations professional with a BA Hons and a Diploma focused in Architecture from the University of Portsmouth.
Member

Csaba Orbán

Architect, KKBK - Head of Design & Development Department

Introduction

Csaba Orbán graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Architecture, with an M.Sc. degree in Architecture an Engineering in 1986. As a fresh graduate he started his design career at KÖZTI, a leading Hungarian architecture firm in Lajos Horváth’s drawing office. Then he worked for two years in Hungexpo, where he designed foreign exhibitions for two years, where in addition to design work he could actively collaborate in implementation too, which all together involved extensive travel and meant the second chapter of his apprenticeship. In 1991, with his partners, he set up Artonic Ltd, where he has worked as an Architect for 23 years. In 2014 he was invited by the National Sport Centres (NSK) to serve as the Lead Architect in a newly established team there. Finally, he entered into his present employment as a Project Manager at the Centre of Key Government Investments (KKBK). Currently, as Head of the Design & Development Department in the Ferenc Kemény Program Office, he is responsible for the technical direction of project preparations.
Alternate Member

Réka Tuss

Architect, KKBK - Lead Design Manager

Introduction

Réka Tuss graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Architecture, with an M.Sc. degree in Architecture and Engineering. After graduation she joined Unitef-83 Co. Ltd. civil engineering and architectural design firm, where among other things she participated in transport infrastructure and urban development design competitions and projects. Following that she worked as a Project Architect at S&P Architects in London for nearly seven years, where she contributed to the design and implementation of large-scale sports facilities and community buildings. After returning to Hungary, Ms Tuss was involved in the preparation of an international design competition for the proposed Rubik Science Centre, as Programme Director at the Rubik Cube Project Office. Since 2015 she has been working at the Centre of Key Government Investments, headed by Secretary of State Balázs Fürjes, where for the previous few years she has been involved as a Project Manager in the facility development for the 2017 FINA World Championships, including the design and construction of the Danube Arena and the temporary High Diving Venue. She is currently working at the Ferenc Kemény Program Office as a Lead Design Manager, dealing with facility developments for athletics.
EXPERTS

dr. Katalin Tóth

Lawyer, KKBK Head of Legal and Financial Department

Introduction

Katalin Tóth graduated from Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law, and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. She is dealing primarily with procurement and legal affairs. She got acquainted with the field of procurements at the Ministry of Justice, then gained considerable experience at the Budapest 2024 Olympic an Paralympic Bid. Currently she is the Head of the Legal and Financial Department of the Ferenc Kemény Program Office at the Centre of Key Government Investments (KKBK).

dr. Katalin Sirály

Lawyer, Senior Accredited Public Procurement Advisor

Introduction

Katalin Sirály graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences Faculty of Law in 1998. In 1999 she took part in human rights training at the University of Birmingham, and within its framework worked at law firms and civil organizations in London. She started her career at international law firms and at the Department of Constitutional Law of the Central European University. She later worked as a Legal and Public Administration Advisor of the Deputy Mayor’s and Mayor’s offices of the Municipality of Budapest. Since 2007 she has worked as the Lead Partner of the Sirály and Co. law firm. From 2009 she has served as an Official Public Procurement Advisor and is currently an Accredited Public Procurement Expert Advisor. In 2017 she obtained a diploma in public procurement studies, in a training program organised by the Dublin Chamber of Lawyers. As a lawyer she has worked in cooperation with the PONTES Legal network of Central European law firms. She works primarily in the legal fields of public procurement, the European Union, state subsidies, as well as civil law. She provides a full scope of public procurement advisory services, both to the public sector as contracting party, and to businesses as bidders. In addition, she has taken part in working up many contract schemes relating to public services for state- or municipality-owned companies.

Éva Ujvári

Design Competition Expert, MSc Architect-Economist

Introduction

Éva Ujvári graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Faculty of Architecture, Department of Public Building Design in 2008. She gained experience in planning at international design firms during her university years and following graduation. Between 2011 and 2014 she worked in the field of preparation and implementation of city development projects of Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (Centre of Budapest Transport), first as a Project Manager, then as Head of Urban Development Department. Since 2015 she has been working at CÉH Planning, Developing and Consulting Inc. as a Senior Project Manager, responsible for implementing large scale, mainly public investment projects. She earned her second degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics’ Masters program, majoring in Project Management, in 2016.

dr. Krisztián Verók

Design Competition Expert, LEED AP BD+C

Introduction

Krisztián Verók graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Faculty of Civil Engineering as a structural engineer in 1988. Then, after training in Hungary and having done research work in France, he earned his doctorate in 2005 in the joint training program of Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), in the subject of ulterior reinforcement of supporting structures. Since 2006 he has been working for CÉH Planning, Developing and Consulting Inc. as a Quality Controller in civil engineering and structural engineering, as well as a Senior Project Manager and Greenhouse Expert.

Dávid Levente Patkó

Urban Planner, KKBK - Associate Project Manager of Urban Planning and Infrastructure

Introduction

Dávid Levente Patkó graduated at Corvinus University of Budapest. He was awarded the diploma prize of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects for his thesis project, based on the Development of a Suburban City Centre. As an urban planner he took part in the elaboration of development plans of several districts of Budapest and city structure plans of the suburban areas. He was then responsible for Transport and Venues during the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid. He is currently the Associate Project Manager of Urban Planning and Infrastructure of the Budapest South Gate Development Program at the Centre of Key Government Investments (KKBK).

Levente Polyák

Architect, Urban Planner, Sociologist

Introduction

Levente Polyak is an urban planner, researcher and policy advisor. He studied architecture, urbanism and sociology in Budapest and Paris, and was Visiting Lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and TU Wien. He was Visiting Fellow at Columbia University and the École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris-Malaquais, and holds a PhD in Sociology from the Central European University. He has worked on urban regeneration projects for the New York, Paris, Rome, Vienna and Budapest municipalities. He is the Editor of Cooperative City, a Co-founder of European Research & Action (Vienna-Rome), and a Member of the KÉK - Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (Budapest). He specialises in urban regeneration, cultural development, community participation, local economic development and social innovation, with a special focus on building development scenarios on existing resources. In the past years he has been researching new organisational and economic models of community-led urban development projects, including the temporary use of vacant properties and community-run social services. As an Expert of the URBACT and Urban Innovative Actions programmes, he has been coordinating international knowledge exchange projects between municipalities in various European countries. Based on these activities, he has been supporting public administrations and NGOs of various sizes and geographic locations across Europe, in creating spatial development projects and new governance models.

Dr. Anke Ruckes

Urban Planner, HafenCity Hamburg

Introduction

Since 2016 Anke Ruckes has been Assistant to the Executives of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. She is also responsible for the ground floor strategy of HafenCity. Before she joined HafenCity Hamburg GmbH she worked for about ten years as a Researcher and Lecturer at HafenCity Universität Hamburg, RWTH Aachen, and Freie Universität Berlin. Her main research focus is sustainable land management. She holds a pre-diploma in civil and environmental engineering, a diploma (Masters) in town planning and urban design, and a doctorate (PhD) in urban geography.

Andrea Balogh

Certified Landscape Architect Engineer

Introduction

Andrea Balogh completed her studies at the University of Horticultural and Food Industry in the field of settlement architecture, then between 2010 and 2012 she took part in the urban expert engineering training of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Architecture. Since 2014 she has been the Vice President of the Hungarian Landscape Architects Association, the best-known professional organization of landscape architects. The aim of her social work is to protect and extend the natural and cultural values of landscape/environment, to improve its complex ecological system, to make the importance of design known, to develop environmental culture both in urban and rural environments, and to integrate the complex preparedness of the landscape architectural profession into the process of engineering at strategic level. As Owner and Chief Executive of the 4D Landscape Architecture Office, she is responsible for the complex design of the environment and landscape architecture.

László Dulicz

Smart Solutions Advisor, Transport Advisor

Introduction

László Dulicz graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics Faculty of Civil Engineering in 2002. He also completed a training course for economist engineers held at the Széchenyi István University in Győr. In his work - from the transport work packages of urban development plans through transport feasibility studies and study plans to implementation plans - he has addressed urban development and transport design tasks. He has led several key urban and transport development projects (such as the Buda Castle Transport Development Plan, feasibility studies of intermodal nodes in Veszprém and Eger, developing the Budapest Pedestrian Information System, and the feasibility study of the Budapest stretch of the EuroVelo6 Cycle Route). He has also taken part in several major projects (such as the feasibility studies of the extension line of MILLFAV Millennium Underground Railway and the connection of the Gödöllő Suburban Railway to the M2 underground line). In recent years he has focused on the issues of cycle infrastructure planning, sustainable urban transport planning, and smart city developments, as well as their effects on urban development. As a Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers Cyclists’ Committee he also takes part in the professional supervision of cycling infrastructure planning. As a Manager and one of the Owners of Mikroline Ltd, he places a strong focus on evaluating complex impacts of transport and urban development investments, and on the development of environmentally friendly sustainable transport systems.

Michael Lisher

Architect ARB, FAIA, Sports Venue Advisor

Introduction

Michael Lischer, ARB, FAIA Having spent the last 35 years in the sports design profession, architect Michael Lischer is a recognized leader in the field. He is involved in all aspects of sports projects from initial feasibility, planning and design, construction, and post-occupancy evaluation. As the Founding Partner of the London-based architectural practice Sport Concepts, Mr. Lischer has been involved in many of the most prestigious sports facility projects around the globe. These include Wembley Stadium, the Singapore Sports Hub, the Papp László Sportaréna, and over 30 Olympic bids and projects. He is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom and the United States, and is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Dávid Forgács

Civil Engineer, Transport Advisor

Introduction

As a Certified Civil Engineer and a Key Staff Member of Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) Directorate of Strategy and Innovation, Dávid Forgács is performing the design preparations for the construction and renewal of Budapest’s bridges. He acts as Head of Project Management responsible for the preparation, design and construction of renewal of the Széchényi Chain Bridge and the Castle Hill Tunnel. In the "New Danube Bridge International Design Competition" completed in 2018, he was an operating expert. He is a Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, the Hungarian Society of Transport Sciences, the Bridge Constructors’ Association, and the Hungarian Bridge Builders’ Association. He is qualified to act as Technical Manager and Supervisor in charge of the construction and installation of transport structures. His fields of specialization include project management and provision of expertise in transport structures (infrastructures) and bridge structures. He participated in the Budapest Margaret Bridge Renewal, to which a steel design award of excellence was given by the European Association for Constructional Steelwork in 2012, as well as in the Marcaltő Rába Bridge Renewal, to which a similar steel design award of excellence was given by the Hungarian Steel Structure Association in 2013.

Bálint Iványi

Urban Impact Specialist, Transport Engineer, KKBK Strategy Manager

Introduction

Besides his other studies, Bálint Iványi graduated from Budapest Corvinus University, majoring in Area and Urban Development. This has fundamentally defined the way he works on the promotion of transport and urban development, previously at the Ministry of National Economy, and also in his current position. Now he is dealing with the preparation and support of major government developments, directed and supervised by Secretary of State Balázs Fürjes.

Tamás Varga

Architect, BME Technical University, Residential Building Design Department

Introduction

Degree 1988 Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Faculty of Architecture 2003 DLA degree Teaching activities 2003- Associate Professor at BME, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Residential Buildings Buildings 2017 Town Swimming Pool and Sports Academy, Balatonfüred 2010 Town Fire Department, Balatonfüred 2008 BBRAUN Office Building, Budapest 2007 Dialysis Centre and Academy of Nephrology, Szent Imre Hospital, Budapest 2005 Dialysis Centre, Kaposi Mór County Hospital, Kaposvár Prizes 2011 Construction Industry Award for Excellence – recognition diploma- BBRAUN Office Building, Budapest 2009. ALUTA Architecture Award for Excellence - 1st prize - BBRAUN Office Building, Budapest 2007. Saint-Gobain Trophy - 1st prize - Dialysis Centre and Academy of Nephrology, Szent Imre Hospital, Budapest 2002. Architecture Award for Excellence of Pest County - 3rd prize – Primary School, Telki 2001. ROOF OF THE YEAR Award for Excellence Competition – special prize for designer - Primary School, Telki

Beatrix Frankfurt

Architect ARB, KKBK Lead Project Manager

Introduction

Beatrix Frankfurt graduated in Architecture at London South Bank University in 2012. In London she spent three and a half years working on master plans and design projects of high-rises, hotels, and residential buildings with an overall capacity of 30 to 250 flats. From 2012 she was also an HPL lecturer at the School of Architecture at London South Bank University. Afterwards she became the Project Manager of the Architecture and Urban Planning team of the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid. Since the second half of 2017 she has been working at the Ferenc Kemény Programme Office of the Centre of Key Government Investments (KKBK), where she is responsible for the Budapest South Gate Project’s overall master plan and its facilities.

Gergely Böszörményi-Nagy

Economist, Design Terminál

Introduction

Gergő Böszörményi-Nagy is the Founder of Brain Bar and Head of Design Terminal. Brain Bar is the largest future festival in Europe to focus on technological, cultural, social, business, and political trends. Design Terminal is an incubation ecosystem for early-phase start-ups in the interest of society. In 2014 the activity of this institution was acknowledged by the European Committee with the European Enterprise Promotion Award. Mr Böszörményi-Nagy holds a degree from the Central European University (CEU) and is undergoing training in social innovation at Stanford University. In 2014 he was listed by Forbes among the “30 most successful Hungarians under 30.”