Dominika Tihanyi, DLA
Landscape Architect /K 01 5245/
Founding Member, Head Designer
Dominika Tihanyi, born 1977 in Budapest (Hungary), studied landscape architecture at Szent István University. In 2000 she has co-founded with six fellow friends their office Újirány Group, which practise aims to reflect on new urban challenges drawn up by the ever changing world around us and to set up new directions and possibilities of development. As one of the members of Újirány group Dominika Tihanyi takes part in creating landscape design and public art works since 2000.
She also takes part in international workshops (Frankfurt, Leipzig), gives lectures and teaches courses at several universities in Hungary (BME - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) and also gives lectures abroad (Stockholm, Rapperswil, Kassel, RIBA, ICA – London).
She obtained her DLA at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, where she also teaches landscape architecture. Her research work deals with the social aspects of sustainability, focusing on the implementation of creative strategies and public art in the course of urban regeneration. The chain of public interventions to follow up this methodology was selected in the book Landscape Architecture Europe #4. Her international publication on the theme can be found on SPOOL Online Journal. She was also part of the jury of LAE#5.
2004-2012 – Moholy-Nagy Art University, Doctor School: Doctor of Liberal Arts
Dissertation: The Role of Creative Strategies and Public Art in the Course of Urban Rehabilitation
1995-2002 – Szent István University – Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Conservation and Development: Landscape Architect.
Dissertation: Contemporary Art Momentums in Landscape Architecture: The rehabilitation of the Pálköve quarry as an ephemeral artistic space
2004-present – Újirány Tájépítész Kft. / New Directions Landscape Architects Ltd. /Founding Member, Head Designer/
2003-2004 – Erick van Egeraat Architect, Budapest
2000-2003 – Újirány Group – Uj Irány KKt. / Founding Member, Head Designer/
2015-2019 – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design- Dept. of Architecture: Landscape Architecture & Public Art Course, Budapest.
2018 – Landscape Architecture Europe no 5. - Jury member and interview
2014 – Landscape Architecture Europe no 4. - The Chain of Public Art Interventions Developed in Palota Quarter, Budapest, Hungary
Main lectures and professional activities:
2019 – Stockholm – Architecture Gala: Reconstructed Urban Situations
2016 – Rapperswill – Rapperswiller Tag: Durational Art Strategies
2012 – Frankfurt, Hamburg, Budapest – "City of Future - Making Heimat" conference / workshop
2004 – Leipzig – Post Housing Landscapes Workshop
2004 – RIBA, London: The Millenary Park
Main realized works:
2018/19 – Adyliget Community Park, Budapest, Hungary
2013/14 – Teleki Square Community Park Budapest, Hungary
2008/12 – The Chain of Public Art Interventions Developed in Palota Quarter, Budapest, Hungary
2006/08 – Pollmap, The Interactive Mapping Project, Budapest, Szeged, Győr, Hungary
2000/01 – Millenary Park, Budapest, Hungary
2015 – Landscape Architect of the Year 2015: Újirány Landscape Architects Ltd.
2009 – ASLA-award, Communication category: Pollmap – Interactive Mapping Project
2007 – Golden Cross Award of the Hungarian Republic, Dominika Tihanyi
2003 – Europa Nostra Award for the Millenary Park