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GSMM Takes Home Second with Twin Buildings Proposal for Liget Budapest

The Liget Budapest Competition, a call for proposals for five new cultural buildings in Hungary’s capital, has recently announced a few of its winners. Design firm GSMM architetti Giorgio Santagostino- Monica Margarida was awarded second place for their proposal for a paired Photo Museum and Museum of Hungarian Architecture. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s New National Gallery in Berlin, these twin buildings aspire to create a cultural focal point in Budapest, and to revitalize for the City Park.

Model Photo. Image © GSMM Aerial View. Image © GSMM Ground View from Park. Image © GSMM Museum of Architecture Entrance Hall. Image © GSMM

Nature Guides Kengo Kuma’s House of Hungarian Music Proposal for Liget Budepest

The Liget Budapest Competition has recently announced its winners, and Kengo Kuma and Associates has taken home honorable mention for their House of Hungarian Music design. Conceived as a house in the woods, the proposal seeks to embed itself in the landscape, having a low impact on the natural environment while becoming a focal point of Budapest’s urban environment.

Reception Area. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates Atrium. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates Office Entrance. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates Aerial View. Image © Kengo Kuma and Associates

ARCVS Takes Second Place in Liget Budapest House of Music Competition

The Liget Budapest Architecture Competition has recently announced the winners for Budapest’s new Hungarian House of Music museum design. Coming in second place is architecture firm ARCVS Projektni biro. Their proposal takes the form of an 8-pointed star-shaped dome, held up by a veritable forest of columns. This uncommon shape provides numerous places, both indoors and out, for education, leisure, and exhibition, establishing itself as a prominent destination for the people of Budapest. Learn more, after the break.

Interior View- Lecture Hall. Image © ARCVS Exterior View- Winter. Image © ARCVS Exterior View- Winter Night. Image © ARCVS Exterior View- Performance Space. Image © ARCVS

BFarchitecture Takes Second Place in Liget Budapest Museum of Ethnography Competition

A few days ago, the winning design for the new Liget Budapest Museum of Ethnography was revealed. BFarchitecture, awarded second place, has just released their design proposal, which weaves the city and park of Városliget together by flowing the public along the Dózsa György út through the procession of the building.

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AVA's Sculptural House of Hungarian Music Takes Third for Liget Budapest

This past spring, the Liget Budapest competition was launched in the interest of finding new designs for planned cultural buildings in the Hungarian capital. One of these, the House of Hungarian Music, is to be a museum as well as a performance space set in Budapest City Park. Over 170 entries were submitted for the building, and of those, Andrea Vattovani Architecture’s proposal has taken third place. This gently curving and folding sculpture of a building aims to present the history of Hungarian music in an engaging setting, while creating an iconic landmark for the city of Budapest. Learn more, after the break.

Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto Courtesy of Andrea Vattovani Architecture, Segnoprogetto

Hello Wood’s Budapest “Charity Tree” Built from 5,000 Logs

Made from 5,000 pieces of firewood, Hello Wood’s “Charity Tree” installation stretches 11 meters high, 4.5 meters wide and weighs 150 quintals (15,000 kilograms).  Hello Wood worked with Design Terminal and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid to build the tree in one of Budapest’s central squares, and all of the firewood used in the temporary installation will be given to families in need in January.

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Miklós Vargha © Dániel Dömölky

Winery in Balaton Highland / SAGRA Architects

  • Architects: SAGRA Architects
  • Location: Szent György Hill, Hegymagas, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge: Sajtos Gábor
  • Design Team: Sajtos Gábor, Gilvesy Robert, Grand Gabriella, Virág Péter
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sajtos Gábor

© Sajtos Gábor © Sajtos Gábor © Sajtos Gábor © Sajtos Gábor

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Bikás Park Station / PALATIUM Studio

  • Architects: PALATIUM Studio
  • Location: Budapest, Tétényi Way, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Dóra Brückner, Zsolt Kosztolányi, Máté Antal
  • Area: 6180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Budapest Underground Line M4 - Kálvin tér Station / PALATIUM Studio

  • Architects: PALATIUM Studio
  • Location: Budapest, Kálvin tér, 1092 Hungary
  • Architects in Charge: Zoltán Erő, Balázs Csapó, Dóra Brückner, Zsolt Kosztolányi, Máté Antal
  • Area: 6900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Competition Entry: Fundamental Envisions “House of Hungarian Music” for Budapest

Fundamental has shared with us their vision for the House of Hungarian Music, as part of the Liget Budapest Competition. Inspired by the Neo-Baroque and Neo-Gothic spires of the park’s monuments which surrounding it, the modest house features a folded, white canopy rooftop which illuminates its surroundings and provides natural light deep into its interiors. 

More on Fundamental's proposal, after the break.

Temporary Exhibition . Image © Fundamental Concept. Image © Fundamental Site Plan. Image © Fundamental Section. Image © Fundamental

Competition Entry: SCStudio Transforms Budapest Park into "Urban Archipelago"

As part of the Liget Budapest Competition, SCStudio has shared their entry for the House of Hungarian Music. A transformation of an existing city park, the project is conceived as a sequence of cultural programs - an “urban archipelago” - connected by a “naturalistic promenade” of pathways and landscape within a preserved forested area.

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Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week's Special Guests

Featuring around 220 events spread out over 10 days, Budapest Design Week kicks off its 11th year on October 3rd. With exhibitions, workshops, lectures and a range of other events spread across all design disciplines, the program will suit all tastes - however, perhaps the highlight for architects will be the presence of Benedetta Tagliabue, Principle of EMBT, who will give a lecture on "Blending and Experimentation" on October 8th.

Read on after the break for more on Budapest Design Week.

Twin Stations / sporaarchitects

  • Architects: sporaarchitects
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Architects in Charge: Tibor Dékány, Sándor Finta, Ádám Hatvani, Orsolya Vadász
  • Design Team: Zsuzsa Balogh, Attila Korompay project architects, Bence Várhidi, Noémi Soltész, András Jánosi, Diána Molnár, Károly Stefkó
  • Area: 7100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky

Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Fovam Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky Gellert Station. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Kocka Bar / MINUSPLUS

  • Architects: MINUSPLUS
  • Location: Budapest, Kazinczy Street 48, 1075 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge: Zsolt Alexa, Donát Rabb, Ákos Schreck, Ferenc Kis, Tímea Molnár, Szabina Pap, Balázs Turai
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Bertalan Soós

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky

Sauflon Centre of Innovation / Foldes Architects

© Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky © Tamas Bujnovszky

Wine Terrace and Spa / Gereben Marián Architects

  • Architects: Gereben Marián Architects
  • Location: Eger, Almagyar, 3300 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge: Péter Gereben, Balázs Marián
  • Design Team: Gergely Álmos, Péter Mészáros, Tamás Mezey, Kálmán Nyilas
  • Area: 230.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Zsolt Frikker, Dávid Lukács, Balázs Marián

© Dávid Lukács © Balázs Marián © Dávid Lukács © Zsolt Frikker