House of Hungarian Music
One of the biggest museum developments in Europe in the near future is The Liget Budapest extension. As a result of an international contest, three winners have been picked out, one of which is Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.
The project was selected via an anonymous competition process and the complex is planned to be opened to visitors in March 2018. The construction is scheduled to begin the next year. All five new museums are going to be built on existing platforms or replacing existing buildings, in the Budapest’s City Park, near the city center. The Music Museum is going to replace of the former Hungexpo Offices, which are going to be demolished.
The building is designed to have light transparent glass walls sheltered beneath a large undulated mushroom-like canopy, with round openings, that allow the light to get into the gallery spaces below. In this way the surrounding nature is brought inside the building, allowing visitors to establish an even closer connection with it.
Each of the buildings from the new complex will have to be environmentally friendly and to incorporate sustainable building techniques, as well as being well integrated in the surroundings of the historical park, which is said to be the first public park in the world.
Reference: Hungary Today
By: Cristina Juc