2,000 Euro Prize 2017

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Art, Other

Project owner: Kortárs Építészeti Központ Alapítvány

Responsible person: Libárdi Julianna

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Budapest100 is a program for celebrating Budapest buildings by the cooperation of volunteers, locals and residents, that was launched by the Open Society Archives and its project owner is the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Center. The weekend of open houses is about the one-time and current Budapest, initiates common discussion about revival, underlines the values of the built environment and takes action against social isolation.

Appreciation of the Jury

There is a lot of history and there are even more stories. “Budapest 100” researches them and collects them, edits them and makes them accessible, offers the framework for exchanging them with others. Here, one’s own environment, the city, the inhabitants, and the neighbourhood take centre stage. Opening up creates links. And it strengthens communal togetherness. A simple idea; innovatively processed; year after year; with implementation designed in a sufficiently complex way; bringing together very diverse groups of people. Of late, discussions with experts and political authorities on urban development have been added to the programme. A lot remains to be done – Budapest is big.