LIGET BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
The House of Hungarian Music wants to be an innovative cultural platform for music: in fact, its main challenge is not only to provide a modern and performing concert hall for several events, but manly to open up the heritage constituted by Hungarian Music to domestic and foreigner visitors.
The real character of the House of Music will be hybrid: basically it’s a didactic-educational institution, centred on an intense cultural activity, but at the same time is a public-collective space where people can gather and share different events.
“An Urban Archipelago” attempts to re-create on the site of Budapest City Park the same complexity and heterogeneity typical of the contemporary city. In order to achieve that, it’s necessary to work with fragments and diversity: if in the XIX-XXth century, Budapest urban grid was made of Cartesian axes and regular blocks, todayAn Urban Archipelago manipulates such regularity, by introducing difference and repetition.
The House of Hungarian Music will be constituted by small different objects, connected each other by common routes and a general landscape configuration. Every object will have its own specific function and identity.
If compared with the huge extension of the City Park, the new House of Hungarian Music, conceived as the sequence of objects, will work as an urban archipelago: isolated and autonomous in its own configuration, but at the same time interconnected in each of its components.