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17 Feb 2015

Sou Fujimoto designs House of Hungarian Music for Budapest museum complex

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Acclaimed 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, for the city's House of Hungarian Music.

The structure 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.

Along with Sou Fujimoto’s ‘House of Hungarian Music’, two other designs by középülettervező zrt. and vallet de martinis architectes were anonymously 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.

READ MORE about the project on designboom, where you can see further images.

all images courtesy of liget budapest


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