International Visegrad Fund (IVF) website: visegradfund.org
Short project description
Our architectural cooperation founded in 2008 intends to present those examples of the Great Villas and Sacral Places exhibitions, which are parallel to Asian masterpieces, such as the buildings of László Hudec in Shanghai. The aim of the planned range of events is to highlight these parallelisms. For these purposes the founders of the Visegrad 4 Architectural Cooperation are establishing the Visegrad 4 Architectural Foundation, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
Detailed project description
These days when both the economical and the cultural cooperation between Asia and Europe is getting more and more significant, the Visegrad Countries became primal bases of the intercontinental collaboration due to their traditions of language, culture and history originated in the past century. The means of this dialogue is music, architecture as well as the arts where we can find our common roots – let us think of the pentatony, our lingual particularities, or our folklore. As we re-explore these values, we recognise, that in the beginning of the 20th century we had several special individuals, public figures, artists and engineers, like László Hudec, whose lifework is considered as the common cultural treasure of Asia, Europe and the Visegrad countries as well. The aim of this range of exhibition and forum is to cultivate our common cultural treasures and the promotion of those values that they enriched through their work for the universal human virtues and the approximation of the different cultures. This process is represented by the Great Villas exhibitions initiated in 2008, which displays the villa architecture of the past 100 years, as well as the Sacral Places exhibition, bearing our common cultural identity.
“Visegrad feature” of your project
Such powerful and coherent artistic as well as architectural values were provided by our common cultural roots at the turn of the century, that their impact reached throughout Asia. Our aim is to promote this passage throughout the world. The above mentioned progress was represented by the Great Villas series started in 2008, which elaborated the villa architecture of the past 100 years in the Visegrad countries, as well as the Sacral Places project, which focused on the bearer of the common cultural identity.
Target groups and groups benefiting from the project
The target groups of the project are the following:
– architects’ offices
– city governors
– city developers
– Ernő Kálmán (past president of Association of Hungarian Architects)
– Jozef Istenes (past vice president of SAS)
– Jerzy Jacek Grochulski (past president of SARP, UIA council member)
– Oleg Haman (past president of OBEC Architectu)