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Historical analysis of regional planning of Balaton




The Balaton region underwent a spectacular transformation in terms of urbanization over the past one hundred years, this necessitating the critical comparison of the various periods and applied architectural promote the future coordination of regional planning. The analysis studies the regional planning conceptions and experiments of the Balaton region on the grounds of plan documentations, science journals and publications. As a result of the critical assessment it was possible to divide the lakeside urbanization to a number of well-defined periods, each possessing its own particular background regarding social and economic circumstances as well as those concerning public administration. The role of the architectural profession and its applied planning methodology is also different in each period, closely related to the social structure of the era. See more: Pollack Periodica 2013/1>





official list of publications

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gta ethz

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bute urban planning and design

urb.bme.hu >



regional committee of balaton

balatonregion.hu >









Architecture Guide





For contemporary architecture, the lakeside and the characteristic surrounding landscape form the primary inspiration, with local building materials and the application of rural architectural forms also being definitive. The experimental late modern architecture of the 60s is an important reference; this period was exceptional in the lakeside’s architecture even by international standards. See more: ERA21 2012/1 >





Architecture, Identity, Balaton





The committed and pragmatic approach of architects pressed by conditions is a leitmotif in the architectural history of the shores of Lake Balaton that also permeated the experimental forms of waterfront buildings as a rule. This study surveys who and how reflected about the architectural tasks of the Balaton region as well as about the regional strategies and how the concept of the profession of its own role changed depending on social challenges. With the spread of recreation the transformation of the lake-shore became more and more spectacular, its exceptional landscape position is defined by the changes of scales owing to urbanisation, blurring borders and the amalgamation of regional identities, which in turn has made and still makes architects committed to the cause of the Balaton face more and more challenges. See more ME Post Scriptum 2013/6 >





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