Book presentation in Arcam

Last Thursday, the event organized at Amsterdam's Centre for Architecture about Lamers's new book Contemporary Architecture in Hungary was visited by approximately 40 guests.  The lively event was moderated by the enthusiastic architect and filmmaker Jord den Hollander.  Sarah Lubbersen of the Hungarian Embassy in the Netherlands gave a beautiful introduction speech. Afterwards, the author, Emiel Lamers, explained in detail the book making process and presented four of the buildings in the book. The lecture was followed by Dick Sikkes, who presented two projects in Hungary, realized by his office Roeleveld-Sikkes Architects. Subsequently, Jord de Hollander showed his documentary Budapest & Amsterdam on bicycle. The event ended with an interesting roundtable discussion with Martin Adema (, Dick Sikkes and the author of the book. Throughout the afternoon, the guests could taste homemade pogácsa's (Hungarian pastry) of “Tundes Keuken” and drink some delicious Hungarian wine offered by the Hungarian Embassy. (Photos: Tom de Smet)