Nervi and his Hungarian followers

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Interesting double exhibition in Budapest: alongside the ‘Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge’, the evolution of Hungarian concrete shell architecture is presented at the Budapest University of Technology and FUGA Architecture Center in April and May.

The influential ferroconcrete designer, Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was one of the most significant structural engineers of the 20th century. His expressive way of design is not the main goal, but a tool; his economical structures utilizing characteristic features of the material are still entirely relevant.

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In 2016 the Faculty of Architecture in collaboration with the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics bring this extraordinary exhibition ’Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge’, after several stages around Europe, to Budapest.

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Visit the exhibition:

From 21 to 25 March at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, ceremony hall

From 28 March to 29 April at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, in room K210

From 5 to 24 May at FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture

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Besides the design and construction of the installation the organizers document their research on Nervi’s influence on the development of Hungarian concrete shell structures. They present the result of this work in a joint exhibition at FUGA, titled: ‘Frozen Modernity’ – The Heyday of Hungarian Shell Structures.

Website

Flyer and programs (in Hungarian)

Work-in-process tumblr (great images!)