SEPTEMBER 5, Tallinn > Presentation at the Tallinn Architecture Biennial

Discharging Socialist Architecture: Post-war Spaces and Changing Uses in Budapest
Presentation and discussion at TAB Lounge (Pärnu mnt 6), September 5, 7.15pm
KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre

Photo © Daniel Kováts

The Vacant Budapest project is a research program on vacant urban properties initiated by KÉK. The objective of the program is to raise awareness of the problem and opportunities of vacant real estate, and to create a regulatory framework opening the possibility of the in-between use of properties longtime abandoned, be they publicly or privately owned. Details at

At the TAB Lounge, KÉK will present a specific section of the Vacant Budapest project, focusing on the abandonement and reuse of post-war buildings and complexes. The presentation and discussion will include thoughts about

1. the definition and legacy of socialist architecture, and related projects
2. considerations on spaces and functions going obsolete with the Fall of the Wall
3. a typology and map of post-war buildings and complexes abandoned
4. case studies of reused socialist buildings, interventions, initiatives

Daniel Kovacs (KÉK Budapest)
Daniela Patti (Wonderland Platform for European Architecture)
Levente Polyak (KÉK Budapest)

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