CALMA recreates városliget park's atmosphere in house of hungarian music
 
CALMA recreates városliget park's atmosphere in house of hungarian music CALMA recreates városliget park's atmosphere in house of hungarian music
jan 22, 2015

CALMA recreates városliget park's atmosphere in house of hungarian music

CALMA recreates városliget park’s atmosphere in house of hungarian music
all images courtesy of CALMA

 

 

városliget is historically the first public park in the world and budapest’s green lung. through the ages, solid, institutional buildings have been mixed with pavilions built for fairs, contributing to the site’s identity, between leisure and culture. as a result, the hungarian capital launched a competition in 2014 for the design of four new museums to add to the park’s cultural dynamism, one of which would envision the ‘house of hungarian music’. when CALMA, wojtek marcińczyk, rolf türme, and mike zabacury approached the brief, they proposed a project called ‘wood! folk! craftsmanship! music!’.

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entrance to the building

 

 

 

the concept fits with the place’s hybrid tradition, referencing both the hungarian folk legacy and the park’s follies’ architecture. built among an existing grove of trees, the round building mimics aspects of the surrounding materiality and proportions. its mass, raised behind the leaves by a forest of columns, is subtly visible while the vegetation has leaves, only to reveal itself in the winter.

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exhibition rooms

 

 

 

the facility is accessed from its free under-face, via spiral grand stairs linking all levels. the first floor welcomes temporary and permanent exhibitions, arranged as a ring around a central atrium. the second floor hosts concert and conference halls, a library and the museum’s administrative spaces. the grand stair then brings the visitors to the fully-public roof, where a canopy-high garden allows occupants to overview városliget park’s panorama while attending a concert or enjoying a coffee.

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spiral grand stairs

 

 

 

like a folly, the museum has a limited life-span: built in local timber of simple construction, it will be demounted at the end of the institution’s life and its constructive elements will be re-used, leaving the site pristine.

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the House of Hungarian Music among the trees

calma house of hungarian music városliget park wood folk craftsmanship designboom
circular patterns: folk and environment

calma house of hungarian music városliget park wood folk craftsmanship designboom
ground floor plan with a public square

calma house of hungarian music városliget park wood folk craftsmanship designboom
first floor plan with exhibition spaces

calma house of hungarian music városliget park wood folk craftsmanship designboom
second floor plan filled with educational and institutional programs

calma house of hungarian music városliget park wood folk craftsmanship designboom
rooftop plan with a public terrace

calma house of hungarian music városliget park wood folk craftsmanship designboom
north-south section through the amphitheaters

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east-west section through double-hight atriums and rooftop terrace

 

 

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