Ormos Imre Medal

The Ormos Imre- Medal was founded by the Council of the University of Horticulture and Food Sience on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the department of garden design in 1988. According to the founding document of the prize, the aim was to commemorate the Kossuth-award winning senior lecturer of the university who played an important role in founding the Faculty of Landscape Architecture and the education itself, due to award the professionals of this discipline in Hungary and abroad for their outstanding work in landscape architecture and landscape planning, and for playing an important role in the development of this profession.

Since its foundaton the medal has become the award of illustrious landscape architects, who made prominent contribution to education or knowledge, and are nationally or internationally well-known for their work in design, planning, construction or in professional literature, have outstandig achievements in professional- public life.

Mihály Mőcsényi

Mihály Mőcsényi has built on the achievements of Professor Ormos. He has performed outstanding research into the fields of town development regarding landscape design and green spaces, and contour landscaping. He has developed the discipline of landscape planning, the functionally, ecologically and aesthetic regional-scale rehabilitation, and formulated the modern definition of landscape. He was the first Hungarian president of IFLA and founder of the autonomous university-level Faculty of Landscape Architecture.

László Dalányi (1928-2007)

He played an outstanding role as an academic, designer and elaborator of designs  as well as making landscape planning and design professionally and publicly acknowledged; and asserting the role of landscape and green space planning in the process of regional planning. At the peak of his career he was  Head of the Engineering and Planning Department of the Ministry of Building and Town Development and first President of the Hungarian National Commission of UNESCO.He played an outstanding role as an academic, designer and elaborator of designs  as well as making landscape planning and design professionally and publicly acknowledged; and asserting the role of landscape and green space planning in the process of regional planning. At the peak of his career he was  Head of the Engineering and Planning Department of the Ministry of Building and Town Development and first President of the Hungarian National Commission of UNESCO.

Dezső Radó Ph.D (1922-2001)

He made use of both of his academic degrees (economic and horticultural) throughout his career. He directed the Budapest Parks and Gardens Limited Company between 1962 and 1984. He played a significant role in the organisation and coordination of the construction and management work of the Capital’s green spaces, and the creation of the commercial support for green space management. He also worked as a lecturer and was the author of numerous publications. His methodology for calculating the leaf area index has become the basis for researche on the value and ecological indexes of green surfaces. In addition, he was a founding member of the Clean Air Action Group.

Mrs. Zoltán Krizsán, Ph.D., (Marianna Szabó)

She served as Head of the Department of Green Space Design at BUVÁTI (Budapest Office for Town Planning) until her retirement in 1973. She played an outstanding role in the improvement of the practice, methodology, and company organisational forms of green space design and planning. As a designer she made a significant contribution to the development of the green surface system of Budapest. Her work has won numerous national and international design competitions, and her winning entries include the National Pantheon, the restoration of  People’s Park, and the water reservoir at Gellérthegy. Some of her excellent works are the Jubilee Park of Gellérthegy and the green space system of the József Attila housing development.

Borbála Molnárné Baló

She worked as senior designer at LAKÓTERV until her retirement in 1985. Her work comprises  green space plans and landscape designs for numerous housing developments and urban areas, such as those of Kazincbarcika, Miskolc, Várpalota, Veszprém, Szolnok and Budapest. She successfully participated in many national and international design competitions. Her professional work has been officially acknowledged many times; she was presented the Ministry Award for Excellent Work and received the Medal for Human Environment.

János Virág

He worked at the Budapest Parks and Gardens Limited Company from 1945 as site manager, later designer. From 1953 until his retirement in 1987 he lectured the subjects of Geodesy, Garden Technique and Landscaping. He did academic research on the technical issues of children’s playgrounds, the mechanisation and cost calculation of garden construction works, and on the design of economical garden furniture. His major designs are: restoration of the courtyards of Buda Castle, master plan of the Arboretum of Veszprém Betekints-völgy , Tiszaigar Arboretum restoration and development, and Miskolctapolca boating lake and its environs, as well as the master plan for Karcag's, Kossuth square.