sou fujimoto plans house of hungarian music for budapest museum complex
 
sou fujimoto plans house of hungarian music for budapest museum complex
dec 23, 2014

sou fujimoto plans house of hungarian music for budapest museum complex

japanese architect sou fujimoto has been chosen alongside two other practices to design buildings for a new museum complex in the hungarian capital of budapest. the structure, which will contain the city’s ‘house of hungarian music’, features an undulating and perforated roof, where individual voids bring light into the gallery spaces below. the greenery of the adjacent parkland is continued beneath the shelter of the canopy, allowing visitors to establish a close connection with the surrounding natural environment.

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house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto | all images courtesy of liget budapest

 

 

along with sou fujimoto’s ‘house of hungarian music’, two other designs by középülettervező zrt. and vallet de martinis architectes were chosen for the site’s ‘hungarian museum of architecture and photo museum’ and the ‘museum of ethnography’ respectively.

 

‘thanks to this design competition, the museums to be built in the city park will create a harmonious dialogue with the park and its built environment, representing outstanding architectural value for budapest and all of hungary, while catering to the collections and the visitors with their 21st-century functional solutions at a world standard,’ said lászló baán, ministerial commissioner for the liget budapest project.

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house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto

 

 

the five buildings to be constructed as part of the $293 million USD project, (£188 million), will be located on the edges of the park, in areas currently covered with concrete or existing structures. according to plans, construction will begin in 2016 with the new museums opening to visitors in march 2018. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

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house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto

sou fujimoto liget budapest house of hungarian music designboom
house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto

sou fujimoto liget budapest house of hungarian music designboom
house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto

sou fujimoto liget budapest house of hungarian music designboom
house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto

sou fujimoto liget budapest house of hungarian music designboom
house of hungarian music by sou fujimoto

sou fujimoto liget budapest house of hungarian music designboom
hungarian museum of architecture and fotomuzeum budapest by középülettervező zrt.

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museum of ethnography by vallet de martinis DIID architectes

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