Studio & awards
„… it is traditional and contemporary at the same time, but with its pavilion-like appearance, it also bears the signs of minimalism. Moreover, it would not be surprising if somebody would say that a Japanese architect is behind all this.”
Robert Gutowski Architects was founded in Budapest by Robert Gutowski in 2004. Its diverse body of work includes cultural, residential and educational buildings and spaces for both the private and public sectors, as well as religious buildings. Completed and ongoing current projects include a concert hall in Pannonhalma, Unesco World Heritage Site, a pilgrim house in Mariazell, Austria and catholic churches in Hungary. Robert Gutowski Architects has been recognized with numerous awards, publications, and exhibitions for quality and excellence in design. Studio members: Robert Gutowski, Barnabás Dely-Steindl, Gáspár Bollók, Hunor László Kovács, Béla Ákos Szokolay, Csongor Mizser, Éva Varga. 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.
Awards & prizes
Catholic Church, Páty, invited competition 2004, 1st prize / Media Awards 2007 Winner, Budapest / Holiday Inn Hotel, Budapest, invited competition 2007, 2nd prize / Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction 2008 Nominee, Zurich / RIBA Goldfinger Scholar 2010, shortlisted with Carmody Groarke, London / Media Awards 2013 Finalist, Budapest / Pilgrim House, Mariazell, invited competition 2015, 1st prize / Media Awards 2016 Finalist, Budapest / Architizer A+ Awards 2017 Special Mention, New-York / The Plan Award 2017 Interior Finalist, Venice / The Plan Award 2017 Renovation Finalist, Venice / ICONIC Awards 2017 Interior Winner, Frankfurt / Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Hall, international competition 2018, 3rd prize / Ostrava Concert Hall, international competition 2019, longlisted / National Concert Hall, Vilnius, international competition 2019, 7th place / Big SEE Architecture Awards 2019 Winner, Ljubljana
Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Hall
To activate the historical and cultural significance of music in the city of Yekaterinburg, a design competition to create a new concert hall was announced in 2018. The top three architectural concepts were recently selected by the jury committee, awarding first place to Zaha Hadid Architects, and the two runner-up positions to Robert Gutowski Architects and Alvisi Kirimoto respectively. Despite selecting ZHA's proposal as the project laureate, all three projects are still in contention as the feasibility studies are ongoing. For the snowy climate of this Russian city, the buildability of the design continues to be under debate.
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