Imre Steindl

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Imre Steindl
Steindl Imre Pollák.jpg
Imre Steindl (1884)
Born Emmerich Steindl
(1839-10-29)29 October 1839
Pest, Habsburg Empire
Died 31 August 1902(1902-08-31)
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Nationality Hungarian, German
Other names Steindl Imre Ferenc Károly
Alma mater TU Wien, Vienna
Technical University of Budapest
Occupation Architect
Buildings Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest
St. Elizabeth Cathedral, Košice

Imre Steindl (born as Emmerich Steindl, October 29, 1839 in Pest – August 31, 1902 in Budapest) was a Hungarian-German architect.


He graduated at the Technical University of Budapest and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He was a teacher at the Budapest Technical University from 1869. He was elected honorary and corresponding member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1891 and was admitted to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1898.

Parliament House in Budapest
Parliament Building, Budapest

His architectural interest was initially historicism, then Renaissance and Gothic style.

He is most famous for the Hungarian Parliament Building built in Neo-gothic style, but his other outstanding works include the Saint Elizabeth (Budapest) Church as well as the reconstruction of the St. Elizabeth Church (Košice) and the Hunyad Castle.

Steindl went blind before the completion of the Hungarian Parliament and died in 1902 in Budapest. He is buried at Kerepesi Cemetery.

Main works[edit]

  • New Town hall, Budapest (1870 – 1872, Budapest V., Váci u. 62 – 64.),
  • Commercial Trade and Industrial Bank (1872)
  • Hunyad Castle restoration (1870 – 1874) - carried out after the original designer, Ferenc Schulcz's, death
  • Szeged, Franciscan church remodelling (1876)
  • St. Elizabeth Cathedral remodelling, Košice
  • University Buildings on Múzeum körút, District VIII (1880-1883)
  • Máriafalva (today Mariasdorf, Burgenland, Austria), St Mary of Resurrection reconstruction in Neo-Gothic style (1882-1899) with Zsolnay tiled main altar
  • St Elizabeth Church, Rózsák tere, Budapest District VII, (1893–1901)

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