a contemporary architectural masterpiece
The House of Music Hungary, a unique and complex institution of musical initiation and the venue for the country’s first comprehensive exhibition presenting the history of music, opened in the City Park in January 2022. There is perhaps no other cultural area where Hungarian art has made a bigger impact than music.
Although Hungary is famed for its musical heritage, there had been no multi-faceted exhibition presenting the history of Hungarian music before this one. The iconic building designed by Sou Fujimoto, a renowned Japanese architect, was selected from among 170 international projects. Since the announcement of the design as the winner of the architectural competition, it has attracted massive attention in international professional circles.
An inimitable visual landmark
The innovative exterior is coupled with a complex institution initiating children and adults into the world of music thanks to its wide range of events and providing numerous musical experiences to the public all year round. The House of Music was built on the former site of an unused office complex, which had been an eyesore in the heart of the City Park. What had been a closed-off and neglected ’green’ area of 7 thousand square metres for decades surrounding the complex has now been rehabilitated and surrounds the new building open to all park-goers.
Palace of musical miracles
The permanent exhibition of the House of Music Hungary will present the history of music from the development of the human voice to modern trends but will place special emphasis on Hungarian music and its diverse history. The venue sits next to the Városliget lake near the Vajdahunyad Castle.