"Art Forum Hungary" exhibition was opened on 23rd of August 2010 in Shanghai. László Hudec's oeuvre was also presented there.

On two computer monitors in the MoCA of Shanghai the "Interactive  Encyclopedia of Architect L. E. Hudec" was clickable in Chinese, in English, or in Hungarian. Download the PDF showreal of interactive encylopedia.


On the interactive screens users could read about his architectural background with illustration of its time, and see where did he come from (A historic map of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy of the early 20th century is explaining the borders and nationalities of that period). One could watch a short documentary on his life, based on his letters and illustrated with his own 16mm shootings and photos. It was also possible to explore 13 Hudec masterpieces and watch short films about his contemporaries in Hungary. On another plasma screen 3D reconstructions of three important Hudec buildings were shown.

"L. E. HUDEC, Legendary life and Architectural works" a lecture by Dr. HUA Xiahong's (Tongji University) on 4th of September

The lecturer, who is a reputed researcher of Hudec's oeuvre, gave a comprehensive resume of recent studies in the MoCA presentation hall. At least 120 people were interested in knowing more about Hudec's adventurous life and architecture, since Hudec is an iconic figure in Shanghai.

Bridges - 2010, Chinese-Hungarian Architecture Conference in the Park Hotel, September 2nd

The Hungarian Association of Architects organized a conference to develop relationships between Hungarian and Chinese architects. Mainstream Hungarian and Chinese contemporary architecture was presented to the professional public.
A short introduction of the Interactive Encyclopedia of Hudec took place together with the bilingual book of P. Jánossy on Hudec works.


Hudec exhibition at Budapest

The exhibition called "Architectural Sources of Hudec László" was opened on 5th of October at Budapest in the Association of Hungarian Architects building. Open: Mon-Thurs 9-16, Frid 9-13

There is presented with illustrations the Hudec familly story and important architects and their works from this period of Hungary. It is linked to the exposition of "Hudec Works in Shanghai"  taking place in the Hungarian Cultural Heritage office building at Budapest from the 3rd of November.


See the opening film on and download the invitation

Hudec in Berkeley

Thanks to Katalin Vörös, the manager of laboratory and researching engineer at University of California, Berkeley, it has appeared that Hudec was a consulting architect in the planning of the University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley in 1956. This fact is justified by the label "consulting architect L.E. Hudec" on the original blue prints.
The building was renovated in 2003/2004.

See the webgallery of the pictures on the architect.hudecproject.com

56films visited the Hudec family in Canada

Documentary film director Reka Pigniczky and her crew visited two of LEH (Laszlo Ede Hudec) three children – they first went to Chandler, Arizona (US) to interview Alessa Hudec de Wet, Hudec’s youngest child and only daughter. They next went to Viktoria Island, British Columbia (Canada) to visit Theo Hudec, LEH’s second son. They also conducted research at the University of Victory archives, in cooperation with Lenore Heitkamp, one of the first scholars to do research on Hudec. Reka interviewed Hudec’s children and documented the family’s photo albums, several original drawings by LEH in the UVIC archives.

The material from this trip will be used in the feature-length documentary about Hudec’s life and work – to be completed sometime in 2010.

read the synopsis

Hudec book application obtained

With the help of NKA the Holnap Publishing House is going to publish the Hudec book written by Luca Poncellini and Julia Csejdy. The book is a part of the Masters of Architecture series and is expected to be issued in next year.

Hudec film preparation in Shanghai

Reka Pigniczky, the 56films production's documentary director and co-director Pierre Francois stayed in Shanghai in May 2009 for 1 week to meet with professionals and understand the context of  Hudec buildings today. Reka Pigniczky made interviews with Hudec researchers and met potential co-production partners. In addition, they tried to detect the very emblematic moments of people's life and the atmosphere of the metropolis.

Hudec buildings today

Abel Szalontai, the Hungarian photographer, member of HHP, stayed in Shanghai for a week in May 2009 and documented several Hudec buildings.

Have a look in the SHANGHAJ  PHOTOALBUM in PDF format, 11MB.

The buildings are displayed on Szalontai's photographs with lot of details and they are composed within the typical environment of today's Shanghai. We intend to show these present-day photos together with archive ones in an exhibition in the near future.

The documentary film “Hudec” receives development grant

Réka Pigniczky’s film “Hudec” won financial support from the EU Media Program for project development costs. The EU funds, announced  in October of 2008, will provide funding for research, scriptwriting and initial shooting. The grant was awarded to 56 Films, the production company producing “Hudec: the real story of the man who built Shanghai.”

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