Prof. Dr. Habil. Mihály Mőcsényi (1919-2017)

Prof. Dr. Habil. Mihály Mőcsényi (1919-2017)

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We would like let the members of IFLA Europe know that Mihály Mőcsényi and member of Hungarian National Association HALA passed away last week at the age of 98. He was the eldest and most regarded Hungarian landscape architect, who was awarded the ‘Sir Geoffry Jellicoe award’ in 2012, and the highest national scientific ‘Kossuth-prize’ in 2014. He was a designer, master, researcher, university-teacher, dean, professor emeritus and a former IFLA president (1986). At the age of 95 he became the chair of the biggest landscape architectural competition-jury in Hungary on the Városliget (Citypark). He was very active on programs, events and for an open-minded conversation with any young student or old politician until the last moment. We are all happy to have known him and learned his passionate, enthusiastic love for landscape architecture!