CNN has placed the House of Hungarian Music on its list of most anticipated buildings of 2021. Located in Budapest’s City Park (Városliget), the project is shaping up to be another beautiful addition to the Hungarian capital.
The buildings on CNN’s list, after years of development and planning, are all set to be completed or opened in 2021. The news network praises these structures for following the “civically generous and sustainable spirit of the world’s best contemporary architecture”. On this list can be found the House of Hungarian Music, designed by world-famous Fujimoto Sou.
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The House of Hungarian Music, built as part of the Liget Budapest Project, will present, and maintain the legacies of Hungarian composers and musicians such as Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti, and Zoltán Kocsis. The building is intended to establish a community space for Hungarian musical life involving concerts, music teaching programs, and a large variety of activities. The House of Hungarian Music will feature a permanent exhibition of the history of music, with special emphasis on Hungary. The main audience are children, parents, teachers, and young adults within a broad range of musical expertise, who may not frequently attend classical music concerts.
The other buildings which can be found on CNN’s list include New York’s Far Rockaway Library, Taipei’s Performing Arts Center, Quito’s Aquarela, Rønne’s Hotel Green Solution House, Amsterdam’s OurDomain Student Housing, São Vincente’s Floating Music Hub, and Guangzhou’s Sunac Guangzhou Grand Theatre.
The almost entirely translucent building gained its distinctiveness thanks to Fujimoto Sou’s vision of establishing a transition between the natural and man-made world. For this reason, when we will look up at the trees around the building’s open-air stage while listening to our favorite classical pieces, we will understanding why it is called the “palace of musical miracles”.
Featured photo illustration via ligetbudapest.hu