The Author has managed to guarantee the protection of the burial sites in several stages. The ‘Early Christian Mausoleum’ has been opened in 1987, the ‘Wine Pitcher Burial Chamber’ in 1989, the ‘Peter and Paul Burial Chamber’ in 2000 and the ‘Burial Chamber Nr V’ in 2002. The ‘Cella Septichora’ Visitor Centre provided a single framework for all these Roman and Early Christian wonders realizing an old dream of the architects.
One of Europe’s most beautiful pasha mosques decorates the main square of Pécs. The congregation wanted to build a tower, a bell tower, a campanile. This would have resulted in a rather strange architectural formation if the congregation had been called to mass by the peal of a relatively high campanile standing by the mosque. The mosque was built from the stones of St. Bartholomew’s Church, which was founded in 1301. In the course of the archaeological excavations, the walls of the church’s sanctuary were found below the surface — now they are visible as sitting benches at street level. St. Bartholomew’s martyrdom demanded a sculpture and then came the idea of creating a sculpture composition, a bell sculpture, which rises like a tower while the bell ringing and then sinking to the size of a bell sculpture. This telescopic tower has become a tourist highlight of the city.
The location for the Science Building is beautiful and more than suitable: opposite the Heart Institute of the University of Pécs, on the southern slope of the Makár Hill that is still an unbuilt site with grass. Hence the Architects got the playful idea: ‘Rolling Stones’, the vision of stones rolling down from the hills. The three roughly uniform ‘stones’ of the Science Building uses three different type of energy source. The heat of the soil, solar energy and normal central heating is also used. The building is already equipped with modern building service systems. The various methods can be tested in a way that the results can be recorded and the performances can be compared.
The Cathedral Museum can be found in front of the vaulted passageway leading towards the Cathedral in Pécs; it was placed into the area of the former moat, digging out its place between the walls of the bishop castle and the contrascarpa, which filled up later, in the baroque age. This considerably huge building almost turned into a hidden, subterranean anti-building, providing the collection the Cathedral Museum with a spacious interior.
The University of Pécs is a successor of the first Hungarian university established by Luis the Great in 1367. Between 1970 and 1995, the Pollack Mihály College of Engineering was a separate institute; in 1995 it joined as Engineering College to the University of Pécs, finally in 2004 it became the Faculty of Engineering of the University. In the College a Doctoral School was found at 2003.