The fourth annual celebration of 100-year-old buildings of Budapest takes place this weekend, April 26-27, 2014. Budapest100 was originally launched by OSA and is hosted by KÉK Contemporary Architectural Center, and dozens of centenary buildings will open their gates to visitors, putting on public and educational programs.
Working together with volunteers, locals and residents to celebrate 100-year-old buildings in Budapest, the open house weekend gives you the chance to visit not just well-maintained or historic buildings. The program aims at presenting Budapest now and then, often including run-down houses that have been divided into unrecognizable smaller sections. Budapest100 initiates joint thinking about renewal, and encourages the creation of coherent residential communities.
Highlighted last year by The Guardian as one of Europe's top arts events, Budapest100 is a hugely popular annual festival of 100-year-old buildings in our city. This year, participating centenary houses, hotels, schools, factories, and public buildings open their gates to the public, with a wide variety of public and educational events. This year’s program is available here.
Also participating this year is the Central European University building at Nádor Street 11. Designed by Count Kristóf Festetics, public events at the CEU include an English-language talk on “A Central European World City at the Beginning of the 20th Century,” an exhibition, guided walk, and concerts.