DID A STEINDL SCHOOL EXIST? THE MEMBERS OF THE DESIGN AND TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE PARLIAMENT IN BUDAPEST


Ágnes Gyetvainé Balogh, Kristóf Zoltán Kelecsényi


The architects’ office (involving architects, draftsmen, planners, foremen) of the Parliament in Budapest, led by Imre Steindl, existed between 1885 and 1902. In the first part of our essay, our aim is to publish further information based on the historical findings of the research performed regarding the office’s members, the circumstances of their joining and their further professional development. In the second half of the publication, we attempt to provide an answer to the question in the title, i.e. to determine the extent to which Imre Steindl’s influence lived on in his students’ and colleagues’ professional activities. This investigation is undertaken by means of analysis of the plans and realised buildings produced by the members of his design and technical management team.