Varosliget Budapest, Hungarian house of music - Budapest, Hungary
7,000 m2 site area
CLIENT: Hungarian Government
A museum conserves and preserves a story, clarifies a thought and also supports a pedagogical path. So the house of music too is witness, in the specific, of the musical world. The museum is an artistic container that assumes continually different connotations.
The site sits roughly in the middle of the Liget Park in Budapest, overlooked by the surrounding green areas, colonized by dense wild local vegetation.
The main principle behind the conception of the project was to create an object, which opposed and refuted the dichotomy between architecture and nature, by merging and mirroring the universe between vegetation and the built environment in order to create a continuity of landscapes and spaces bathed in greenery.
The Hungarian House Music has been conceived initially as a sort of pipe that runs into the park. It's the right way to have an exhibition path where the objects and the installations follow one to the other and visitors flow in a continuous route. As the music evolves and changes following the rhythm and a harmonic sequence also the museum is conceived as a developing route where the installations are positioned in sequence and could be also followed by a music that changes and evolves itself along the path. So, the pipe becomes the main path that moves around the trees and the negative spaces are left as patios where all the existing trees are preserved. Sitting between the museum and reflecting walls inside the patios is the surrounding scene which acts as a natural buffer zone for visitors.
This way, walking inside the museum, the visitor never loses the visual contact with the park and the sensation of being in the green surrounding areas researching a continue tension between interior and exterior.