This is the first National Salon at the Műcsarnok with a section paying tribute to architects who passed away in the five years that passed since the last National Salon exhibition. The architects briefly evoked ihad not so long ago still played an active part in shaping Hungarian architectural culture, and they are bitterly missed in the day-to-day reality of the profession. Besides them, architectural writers, editors of periodicals, film directors and teachers whose oeuvres enriched contemporary Hungarian architecture are also commemorated.
A spectacular visual element at the 1st National Salon of Architecture (2014) was the Tree of Hungarian Architects, which paid tribute to 120 prominent architects of Hungarian architectural history spanning from 1750 to 1950. The memorial column contained the name of each architect and a highlighted work by him or her. This installation can be seen at this year’s National Salon of Architecture too but extended with the names and a work each by Hungarian architects who passed away between 1950 and 2014, and exerted a major impact on 20th-century Hungarian architecture, not least upon the generation of architects active today.