Italian design firm IaN+ has put forth their vision for a pair of museums along the Dòzsa Gyorgy Boulevard in Budapest, Hungary for the Liget Budapest International Competition. Connected by a central foyer, the two exhibition spaces will be based on a common grid of structural concrete walls whose cells will form galleries. One of these museums will be devoted to photography, the other to architecture, and each building, while similar in appearance, is designed to best accommodate the work they will display.
Ziya İmren Architects have proposed a “symphonic architectural poem dedicated to Franz Liszt and Béla Viktor János Bartók” as part of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition launched earlier this year. The architects’ approach is based on the pioneering compositional methods of Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok. The design proposal brings ”thematic inspiration to the fore by restructuring the classical system of a symphonic work into the form of poetry as a gesamtkunstwerk (a ‘total work of art’).”
Official Danish LEGO constructors have teamed up with locals in Budapest, Hungary to build the world’s tallest LEGO tower. Rising 34.76 meters (114 feet) in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the towering spire was officially registered with the Guinness book of World Records for breaking the US’ previous record of 34.43 meters on May 25th. The structure was made of 450,000 colorful bricks and appropriately topped with an oversized, Hungarian-built Rubik’s Cube.
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt. 100 % owned by the Hungarian State announce an open, international, two-stage design competition for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest. The construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the institutions already present Liget Budapest will be one of Budapest’s leading, well-known tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park recognised as such all over Europe.
The competition is free, and includes the design of the New National Gallery, The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Ethnography, the Hungarian Museum of Architecture & Fotomuzeum Budapest, and the House of Hungarian Music. The submission deadline is May 27. Complete information can be found on the competition’s official website.
From a distance, it would seem a traditional Christmas tree has been erected in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. But upon closer inspection, a surprise is revealed- the tree is made up of 365 sledges. Designed by Hello Wood, an architecture and design studio based out of Hungary, the 11 meter tree will eventually be disassembled and the sledges given to the kids of SOS Children’s Village. Read more about the installation after the break…
Architects: Art1st Design Studio
Location: 1093 Budapest, Mátyás Street 8, Hungary
Architect In Charge: Daniel, Taraczky, Dorottya, Gőz, Abdel Rahim, Chehadé
Structural Engineer: Ödenburger Építészeti és Mérnöki Iroda
Civil Engineers: Dezső, Hensler, Krisztina, Csepregálovics
Mechanical Engineers: Attila, Lucz, Ervin, Barta
Photographs: Tamás, Bujonovszky
Architects: 3h architecture Ltd
Location: Medve utca 17, 1027 Budapest, Hungary
Architect In Charge: 3h architecture Ltd
Head Architects: Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther
Project Manager: Orsolya Pataj
Assistant Architects: Zsombor Fehér, Anikó Hajdú, Lilla Kántor, Bence Kertész, Orsolya Pataj, Tímea Szarka
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky
Architects: ZSK Architects
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Architect In Charge: László Kalmár, Zsolt Zsuffa
Project Architect: Gábor Nagy
Assistant Architects: Glória Papp, Szilvia Rehus (competition), Katalin Fazekas, Zsófia Lázár, Mihály Kanyó, Roland Németh, András Gali, Iván Kund, Balázs Rose
Interior Design: Gábor Szokolyai, Dénes Kovács
Area: 10500.0 sqm
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky
Initiated by KÉK – Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre in 2007, the 5th Annual Budapest Architecture Film Days will be taking place February 28-March 3. The main intent of the event is to use the medium of film to highlight the most subtle processes in architecture, design and urban development. This year, the 4-day festival proposes the richest and most diverse program of its half-decade existence to those interested in architecture, design and cities. The event opens with a portrait of one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Oscar Niemeyer. For more information, including a complete program of events, please visit here.
It may look unassuming, but this sleek black box is the culmination of a two-year long collaboration of more than 50 students from 7 different faculties of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Initially envisioned by two architecture students and built for the European Solar Decathlon 2012 in Madrid, the goal of Odooproject was to encourage a new sustainable life by designing a house where as much time as possible can be spent outdoors.
More information about Odooproject after the break…
Designed by A4 Studio, their design proposal for the new facade for the Budapest Vasas Sports club, one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Hungary, won the realistic dream project award in the Trimo Architectural Awards competition. The novelty of the planned façade is the plasticity of the manner in which the sports figures are represented. The basic system: the embossed ArtMe TRIMO laminated panel. Its outer appearance incorporates one single simulated gold metal surface (with varying hues of gold), a reference to the previous sports successes of the club. More images and architects’ description after the break.
MACA Estudio + Virai Arquitectos shared with us their proposal for the multi-purpose sports hall in Budapest XVI District, which was selected as a finalist in international competition. Their design aims to be a transition between the urban landscape and the rural agricultural landscape nearby. It looks for an innovative but integrated image into the environment, with materials and colors that resemble the park and the trees of the area, like a still life that copies the tone and appearance of the surrounding vegetation. More images and architects’ description after the break.