Beyond the Borders: New Horizons

Debrecen (HU) – Nagyvárad/Oradea (RO) – Gyula (HU)

March 02-03, 2019 (Saturday- Sunday)
Study trip of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, BME

We are organizing a study trip to get to know the Central Eastern European urban heritage. The travel destinations are the cities on both sides of the Hungarian-Romanian border, which had a strong cultural and commercial relationship over the centuries. Although the borders have separated the cities Debrecen, Oradea and Gyula, the new regional co-operation can bring the twin cities back into a tight symbiosis that is reflected in their thriving cultural life. Contemporary architecture and urban development projects provide new models for cooperation between CEE countries and cities. Our goal is to investigate the typical characteristics of multicultural heritage and the progressive toolkit of contemporary interventions, which can give new horizons for the Eastern regions.

Historic city centers and contemporary housing and mixed developments

Planned departure and arrival times from the K building of BME:

Departure: 6:00 AM, March 02th, 2019. (Saturday)
Arrival: 22:00 PM, March 03th, 2019. (Sunday)

Fees: 9000 HUF (Bus) + 12-20 EUR (Accomodation) / person

Hostel: Oradea, Postikum Hostel
(everyone takes cares of food on his/her own)

Please be sure you can enter Romania (if needed you should have passport and visa. Holders of a residence permit issued by Hungary, no Romanian visa is necesary.)

The study trip is open to all students! registration is at the secretariat of the department of urban planning and design (K293), by paying 9000 HUF deposit until februar 18th (Monday)

More information: Domonkos Wettstein (