Pierre Székely settled in France in 1946. In 1953, he won the prize for the Espace Group competition and in 1965 he joined the GIAP (Groupe International d’Architecture Prospective), created by Michel Ragon. He designed and built several dwellings (Le Bateau ivre, Saint-Marcellin (1952-56…) as well as numerous leisure infrastructures (Village de vacances Renoveau, Beg Meil, 1964-1966), and cultural and religious projects (Eglise du Carmel, Saint-Saulve, 1963-66…). In 1991 an outdoor museum was opened in Pécs (Hungary) devoted to Pierre Székely’s oeuvre.
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