Three Hungarian architect groups won at one of the most prestigious architectural awards in the world, the Architizer Awards, reports.

The reconstructed Lookout Tower at Galyatető (pictured above), designed by NARTARCHITECTS, won the Popular Choice Award in Renovation category, while the innovative architecture presentation app BIMxPRO, designed by GRAPHISOFT, won both the Jury and the Popular Choice Awards, and the Croma concrete bench system, designed by VPI Concrete Design & Manufacture, also won the Popular Choice Award.

Croma concrete bench system by VPI Concrete Design & Manufacture

The Architizer Award is a highly acclaimed international prize that was founded by 3 years ago, together with the Wall Street Journal and Webbys. A professional jury chooses the winners in more than 100 categories, but there is a popular choice vote as well. In previous years, 80 million people saw the candidates, and 200,000 people voted.

BIMxPRO architecture presentation app by GRAPHISOFT

In 2014, two stops of the Budapest metroline M4, Fővám and Gellért Square received the award, both designed by Sporaarchitects, who also won the Jury Award in Bus and Train Stations category. In the same year, the Budapest Music Center, designed by Art1st Design Studio, won both the Jury and the Popular Choice Award in Architecture+Sound category.

There were two Hungarian finalists last year as well. The Hello Wood International Architecture Camp was nominated in Architecture+Learning category, while the Kocka bar, designed by Minusplus Custom Made Architecture, won both the Jury and the Popular Choice Awards in Bars & Nightclubs category.

The renovated Lookout Tower at Galyatető has been featured in many foreign architecture magazines, and it also won the Media’s Architectural Prize in 2015.

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