Robert Gutowski Architects was founded in Budapest by Robert Gutowski in 2004. The practice has since won numerous architectural competitions, built over 50 projects and has designed critically acclaimed buildings, including a gymnasium and a concert hall in Pannonhalma, Unesco World Heritage Site, Korda Pilgrim House in Mariazell, Austria and Saint John Paul II Church in Páty, Hungary.
Our design methodology is based on careful study of context, collaborative working methods and an active process of client and user engagement, underpinned by a commitment to the social potential of architecture. Thorough research and thoughtful analysis are the starting points from where we develop new ideas and solutions with our clients to create buildings that express a sense of place, are meaningful and joyful to their users.
Working closely with all members of the design team, including clients, users, planners, consultants and contractors produces a design approach that is clear, logical and appropriate. We enjoy developing long-term relationships with our clients and always take the long view using past experience to ensure that our buildings maintain their quality and relevance long into the future.
Strategies for renewal typically include both renovation and new building, and look to exploit the latent potential in any found condition. We have experience delivering complex and significant cultural buildings, high-performance sustainability and community renewal projects. We have developed an ethical approach that results from a thorough examination of a building’s true purpose and siting. Our building projects are always underpinned by rigorous judgments of spatial relationships, light, geometry and proportion.
Robert Gutowski Architects has earned international recognition, winning several architectural awards for completed projects.
Robert Gutowski, Hunor László Kovács, Barnabás Dely-Steindl, Béla Ákos Szokolay, Gáspár Bollók, Péter Kaknics, Kornél Sipos, Éva Ivanics, Norbert Takács, Gábor Boronkay, Zsuzsanna Busicsné Iszak, Éva Varga; collaborators: Rabb Péter, Krahling János, Horváth Sándor, Tombi Gergely, Szecskő Heléna, B. Iszak Zsuzsanna, dr. Armuth Miklós, dr. Hegyi Dezső, Gász Kata, Kiss Benedek, Erdélyi László, Klopka Zoltán, Balázs Gábor, Sziklai Ferenc, Iványi János, Nemoda Ferenc, dr. Major János, Verseghi-Nagy András, Kerényi Dénes, Kerek István, Pintér Tamás, dr. Kászonyi Gábor, Lakner László, Lantos András, Maczelka Gábor, Korompay Sándor, Kolb Dóra, Turi Ádám, Tóth Zoltán, Sándor Gáspár, Macsinka Klára, Mikus Ferenc, Praksz György, Glück Gábor, Mészáros János, Sütő Ferenc, Pölöskei Tamás, Mátyássy Dániel, Gilyén Elemér, Judik Zoltán, Sallai Zoltán, Páll Attila, Balogh Zsombor, Pfeffer Károly, Kiss Albert, dr. Móczár Balázs, Rátonyi Árpád, Kiss Balázs & Benke Anna, Boczkó Ákos, Busics György, Kövér István, Maróti Gyula, Perneki Emese, Révai Attila, Sztarinka Dávid, Tóth Gergely, Ujfalussy Domonkos
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Kahle Acoustics, Brussels
Pure Gruppe, Regensburg
Studio Egret West, London
EID Group, Hong Kong
A+E Design, Shenzhen
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