The world-famous Hungarian architect, a former university student, who played a decisive role in shaping the image of Shanghai was born 120 years ago.
He was born in Banská Bystrica, studied at BME between 1910-14 and graduated here. The Hungarian public started to recognize his architectural work in relation to the World Expo in Shanghai. He had an adventurous journey to China and then planned about 60 buildings in Shanghai 1925 to 1941, most of which are still functioning. Including the 22-storey Park Hotel, was the tallest building in the city.
The library of BME viewed the architect's exciting life and designed buildings in their present state in a poster exhibition.
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The Park Hotel then and now