At the ceremony, Miklós Kásler, Minister of Human Resources, emphasized: as it is not the task of the elected government to define the direction of culture, it does not do so. At the same time, it is a constitutional obligation of the government to protect our values sovereignly, to provide everyone a chance for creation and cultural growth, - the minister added.
György Vashegyi, President of the MMA (Hungarian Academy of Arts) emphasized that the MMA Secretariat may continue its work under decent conditions in a building complex of two buildings, situated at 101 Andrássy street, on the corner of Bajza Street, on a world heritage site, but the academics will also get new community space.
The renovation of the neglected villa and the building next to it began in 2015 with technical preparation, inventory of valuables and the necessary demolitions. The complete reconstruction of the building complex began in early 2017 and it took 20 months to complete, the designer was György Fazekas, the contractor was Laki Épületszobrász Zrt.
As a result of the renovation, the management offices of the MMA, the offices of the MMA Secretariat, as well as a boardroom, an academy club room and an event room were given place in the two buildings connected with a glass hall. The building complex is fully automated with zero energy emission, heating and cooling are provided by heat pumps.
The Honorary President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, György Fekete stressed at the ceremony: during the renovation process, the intention of realizing the harmony between the loyalty for historical monument and the 21st century official and social life in the building, was successful. With taking possession of the office building, the MMA has moved into one of Europe's most important cultural and historical area - György Fekete added.
Source: MTI, Színház.org, nepszava.hu
We have participated in the Builders Regatta also this year. The aim of organizing the competition is to establish a social and sport event of high level for the representatives of the sector, where the participating companies, with their presence, provide financial support to young, talented sailors at the Balatonfüred Yacht Club thus helping their development and effective and successful racing.
On 19 July, we could see the work at the Buda Castle, the Main Guardhouse, the Stöckl Steps and the Lovarda (Riding Hall) in the Csikós yard during a teambuilding.
On 2 June 2018, on Saturday we held our second Junial event, which represented the FOOD-truck kitchen again. At our event with nearly 300 guests, 100 children could feel great and could try, for example, an inflatable adventure park, trampoline, or an inflatable meltdown and the lucky winners could bring Decathlon vouchers home. We organized a living table football tournament for our team members for team building purposes.
Following the success of ARIA Hotel, we are building a new luxury hotel. The demolition-, structure-construction, roof construction and facade restoration works are in progress on the Southern Klotild Palace, or Matild Palace, as called with her urban name. The neo-baroque style building will become the home of a 130-room luxury hotel.
After the completion of the demolition, construction and roofing works, the works on the Rumbach Sebestyén Street Synagogue will continue with the interior constructions, decoration works and the restoration of decorative painting.
LAKI Zrt. supported to organize the 2nd round of the Wadokai Hungarian Championship 2018 this year also. Attila Tóth, the chairman of Piramis SE, said that they managed to organize a very successful competition and their karatekas were excellent.
The modernization project of the Hungarian State Opera House has started with demolition and organizational works. The West Hungária Bau Ltd., the Épkar Plc. and the LAKI Épületszobrász Plc. work together for both the internal and external renewal of the Opera House by forming a joint consortium.
The bases of the renovation include the transformation of the building’s electrical and mechanical systems, but during the project the historic heritage areas are also renewed. There will be major changes to the building’s two frontispiece tracts from the direction of Andrássy and Lázár street, where premises with new functions will be constructed: into the former the Multi-function premise, into the latter the Home stage. The allocation of the audience seat will be changed; new and fresh drapes will be placed into the boxes and into the other public audience areas.
The curiosity of the project is the ’design and build’ construction, during which the planning and execution are taking place continuously and parallel to each other, so the Investor, throughout the entire process, may make decisions based on coordinated, practice-oriented technical solutions, adapting to the site conditions.
The “Interior Designer of the Year” award, founded by Péter Laki in 1998, was handed out on Tuesday, 30 th January, for the nineteenth time in the imposing building of the Pesti Vigadó.
György Vashegyi, President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, György Fekete, Kossuth Prize-winning interior designer, the Honorary President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts, and Dr. József Finta, Kossuth Prize-winning architect and chairman of the jury attended the event as guests of honour.
The “Interior Designer of the Year” award is given annually by the Department of Interior Design of the Hungarian Chamber of Architects to the designer of an interior design work which the jury finds to have outstanding and special design value.
The award ceremony of the prize founded by Péter Laki as a private initiative has become a permanent meeting point in the life of the architects and the representatives of the investors and contractors of the construction industry through the energy used, the perseverance and consistency showed, and not least the money spent during the past 19 years.
In 2016, Balázs Kéry was awarded the title “Interior Designer of the Year” with the reconstruction of the railway station in Kaposvár. “Handing out the interior designer of the year award has always had some message to the profession, and this award-winning work shows the importance and modernity of clear spaces. This consistency was realized in this design.”
The jury specially emphasized and praised the reconstruction of the Castle of Fűzér, designed by Zsófia Lukács, and the reconstruction of the Hild Villa, designed by László Kokas. In addition, and especially the very lovable and praiseworthy dwelling house in Csíkszereda, designed by Csaba Jakab, was emphasized.
The award winner received, in addition to the gilded bronze memorial medallion certifying the award, a one million and five hundred thousand forints reward from dr. József Finta, chairman of the jury, and from Péter Laki, founder of the award and General Manager of Laki Épületszobrász Zrt.