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Várkert Bazár: Budapest’s Stunning World Heritage Site Hosts OECD Symposium

2015.01.16.

An international symposium organised jointly by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office has taken place in the multifunctional events hall in Várkert Bazár, Budapest’s freshly renovated neo-Renaissance monument and world heritage site.

The international symposium, opened by Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for terrorial administration and OECD deputy director Luiz de Mello, was centred around the future directions of the reform of territorial administration. The vent saw Hungarian leaders of public administration speaking of the current stage of public administration reform and experiences concerning everyday operation.

The multifunctional events hall created last year as an underground extension of the nineteenth-century building of the Várkert Bazár last year has hosted several domestic and international conferences, festive events and concerts since being opened. During the autumn, it was the location of several performances of the National Dance Theatre and the meeting of the Hungarian Diaspora Council. In the Advent period, representatives of Hungarian diplomatic, economic and cultural life were received in the building, which also hosted a conference of architects and celebration to mark the closing of the Ybl Bicentennary – Year of Hungarian Architecture.

The extraordinary set of buildings, combining classical and modern architectural styles, together with the multifunctional, dividable 800-seater events hall and its stunning lobby, is a highly acclaimed and valuble new feature of the capital, as proven by the multitude of events and exhibition it will hold during the running year.

via kultura.hu
photo: MTI/János Marjai