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“An institution of this genre with such complexity does not exist anywhere in the world” – House of Hungarian Music Completed

Hungary Today 2021.12.17.

After three years of construction, the House of Hungarian Music (Magyar Zene Háza) was handed over on Thursday in Budapest’s City Park. It will open its doors on January 22, 2022, on the Day of Hungarian Culture, with an interactive music history exhibition and musical programs.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translation by Júlia Tar.

The building, which is among the eight most anticipated buildings according to the American broadcaster CNN, was built next to the City Pond, between the Vajdahunyad Castle and the Artificial Ice Rink. It was designed by Japanese star architect Sou Fujimoto. The almost completely transparent, environmentally friendly house creates a harmonious transition between the natural and artificial environment.

Photo by Márton Mónus/MTI

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

The main concert hall also has glass walls, but the acoustics are excellent. It can accommodate about 130-400 spectators, and besides concerts it will also be suitable for holding conferences and various meetings. The technology used is also first-class; namely, it is an intelligent house, the interior is heated by geothermal energy, and cooling is provided from the unused capacity of the artificial ice rink in summer.

Inside the House of Hungarian Music - PHOTOS!
Inside the House of Hungarian Music - PHOTOS!

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László Baán, the minister’s representative for the Liget Budapest Project, said on M1 state television that the House of Hungarian Music, as a true community space, will become an authoritative meeting place of Hungarian musical life with exhibition, concert, and teaching spaces, with an open-air stage and a unique music dome.

Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

András Batta, Managing Director of the Hungarian House of Music, Péter Fekete, State Secretary for Culture, László Baán, Ministerial Commissioner of the Liget Budapest Project and Benedek Gyorgyevics, CEO of Városliget Zrt., responsible for the implementation of the Liget Budapest Project (from left to right) in the Hungarian House of Music built within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on 16 December 2021. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI

A facility of this kind with such complexity does not exist anywhere in the world,”

Baán said, adding that the first permanent exhibition will present the development of music from antiquity to the present day in the form of an audiovisual experience, after which Hungarian music will come to the fore. And the first temporary exhibition will deal with the history of Hungarian pop-rock from the 1960s to the present day, next fall.

Sources: hirado.hu, LigetBudapest.hu

Featured image via Zoltán Balogh/MTI


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