We regret to let you know that Dr Mihály Mőcsényi, professor emeritus and holder of the highest national prizes in science and creation, the Széchenyi and Kossuth Prizes, passed at the age of 97 on September 14th, 2017.
He had a worldwide international reputation based on his activity as IFLA vice president in 1978-1986, then as president of IFLA in 1986-1990. As a result of His professional participation, Hungary was given the right to organize the 1984 IFLA World Congress.
On the occasion of his 90th birthday, for his successful work in the field of European education of landscape architecture, for his discipline and school promoting career, ECLAS bestowed the ECLAS Lifetime Achievement Award on professor Mihály Mőcsényi. In 2012, as an acknowledgement of his outstanding professional work and school development, he received the most respected award for landscape architecture in the world – the IFLA founded Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Prize.
Thanks to his cutting-edge professional results, perseverance, the setting of example and charismatic personality, Dr Mihály Mőcsényi has been a role model for numerous generations of our profession in the past 7-8 decades.
Mihály Mőcsényi and Richard Stiles at the Award Ceremony, Budapest, 2009