– online guide on contemporary architecture

SDG 4: Quality Education
  • Year: 2010
  • Award: WSA Young Innovators
  • Category: Young Innovators
  • Producer: Daniel Kovacs
  • Country: Hungary
  • URL:

The Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre (KÉK) decided in the spring of 2009 to create a database organising the main milestones of contemporary architecture of Hungary into tour routes. The goal was to launch a site that is easy to use, spectacular, and rich in information at the same time, and can serve both, as a site for virtual adventures and as printable supplementary material for real tours. In the first phase, 64 buildings from Budapest were chosen and organized into seven routes. The selection of buildings aimed to reflect the stylistic and functional variety that contemporary architecture in Hungary has. The second phase in 2010 included 59 buildings organized in four routes from the city of Pécs, the European Capital of Culture of 2010. The research & development laboratory, Kitchen Budapest provided the technology to program the site. Additionally, the Hungarian-developed flash based Prezi engine, which won the World Technology Award in 2009 and which is entirely different from any known presentation software, served firstly as the basis in the running of a website.