Dominika Tihanyi, DLA

1977, Budapest
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

Employment History:

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/

Teaching record:

2015-2019 – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design- Dept. of Architecture: Landscape Architecture & Public Art Course, Budapest.

Main publications:

2018 – Landscape Architecture Europe no 5. - Jury member and interview

2016 – Spool-Open access journal for design in architecture and the built environment

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