Pogány, Móric (Maurice)

Maurice (Moric) Pogany
Name: Pogány, Móric (Maurice)
Gender: Male
Birth: August 13, 1878 Nagyenyed (Aiud)
Death: July 4, 1942 Budapest (Hungary)

Móric Pogány began his professional training at at a technical school in Cluj-Napoca, Hungary.  He worked at restoration and reconstruction of castles in this region, which provided him access to the local roots of Hungarian architecture. He moved to Budapest, where he had a long professional partnership with architect Emil Tőry, with whom he worked from 1863 until his death. Besides designing the Pavilion of Hungary for the 1911 Exposition in Turin, he worked with Emil Tőry on the Erzsébetér palace of the Adriatic Insurance Institute in Budapest.  In 1926, he designed the Batthyány Eternal Light monument, at the place where Lajos Batthany -- the first independent prime minister of Hungary -- was executed (corner of Báthory Street and Hold Street in Lipótváros, Budapest). After Tőry's death in the 1930s, Pogány designed buildings such as the OTI apartment building in Tisza Kálmán Square (now Republic Square) in Budapest. He published his pen drawings in a volume entitled Träume eines Baumeisters (Dreams os an architect, 1926)

Structures:  Pavilion of Hungary
Places:  Budapest (Hungary)
 Nagyenyed (Aiud)
Photographs: Móric (Maurice) Pogany | Móric (Maurice) Pogany
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