Unrealized Projects of Hungarian Architects in Turkey

Date: 4 February - 25 February
Venue:  Doğan Taşdelen Contemporary Arts Centre
Kavaklıdere Mahallesi, John F. Kennedy Caddesi No. 4., Ankara

The exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Centre in Ankara looks at the unrealized projects of Hungarian architects dating from the late 19th century and the early 20th century.


Several Hungarian architects submitted plans for projects in Turkey in the last years of the Ottoman Empire and, the early years of the Turkish Republic. However, due to various reasons, these plans were never realized. After its success in Istanbul, the Hungarian Cultural Institute now presents these unrealized projects at the Contemporary Arts Centre in Ankara.

The exhibition, created in collaboration with Hungarian and Turkish researchers, is open between 5-25 February 2021.

The exhibition draws on extensive archival research carried out by the Architectural History and Historical Monuments Protection Department of the Budapest Technical and Economics University, the Hungarian Cultural Center in Istanbul, the Yıldız Technical University and the Turkish Architecture Research Center. The programme was sponsored by the Gül Baba Heritage Foundation and Tungsram.