Music exuding forest, levitating treasure boxes in the City Park ("Liget")
A MUSIC EXUDING FOREST AND LEVITATING TREASURE BOXES IN THE CITY PARK („LIGET”) Europe’s most prominent cultural development, the City Park („Liget”) Budapest has called the attention of even world famous architects to itself. The principal design of this iconic facility was done by Su Fujimoto, Sedima Kazujo, Nisizava Rue, founders of Architectural Practice SANAA. Journalist: Azari-Varga Viktória Major architectural practices of Japan have been continuosly watching international architectural competition announcements, which is how they zeroed in on the City Park („Liget”) Budapest competition in 2015. The winning entry for the House of Hungarian Music was conceived by world famous architect Su Fujimoto, who dubbed it the Forest of Music. But architectural ingenuity in itself is of no avail without the proper local partners, not even in the case of the world’s greatest. Behind all foreign star there must stand a professional local team, helping them to realize the concept by coordinating and organizing, by obtaining permissions, by being well versed in the plethora of national legal regulations. In the case of the House of Hungarian Music, from several Hungarian practices Su Fujimoto selected M-Teampannon Architects Ltd. Our experience with major international projects obviously played a part in our securing the job - said Bence Varga dip. architect, partner in Teampannon Architects Ltd. – Mr Fujimoto and his team is being responsible for all architectural and design decisions, while we are being coordinating the work of 20 international and 80 Hungarian engineers and designers, which is a minimum number in the case of a top seeded cultural project like this - he elaborated. A vintage Fujumoto building Construction work has been proceeding for two years by now and despite just to be completed by the end of this year, the building has already been awarded several international architectural pizes, among them the Best public building of Europe and the Best music facility development of the World titles. The new institution of cca 10.000 sqm has replaced old Hungexpo office buildings on the site. The environment friendly edifice admittedly seeks to create a harmonious entity of the natural and of the artificial. Contemporary Japan architecture is most thrilling, and it substantially differs from the European one. We are more inclined to a functional way of thinking while the Japanese are more of a close-to-nature, holistic persuasion stemming from their culture. They intentionally chose this specific project, it being in the very heart of the City Park „Liget” – Bence Varga went on. - Its motto is the „Forest of Music”, with internal spaces lying under a conspicuous, artificial foliage, musicians playing in its protection, while not being isolated from the natural ambience, thanks to the totally transparent perimeter walls - thus the lead architect of Teampannon Ltd delineated the design goal. Even the Rolling Stones may be invited to perform in the House of Hungarian Music Sound flipper, fusion music, robotic orchestra will play, and perhaps even the Rolling Stones will perform, in the House of Hungarian Music. Su Fujimoto, regarded one of the most innovative of contemporary architects, treated us to no less than two architectural stunts: 1. with a double layer of roof structure undulating playfully between being thicker and thinner, while constantly remaining below the foliage level of the City Park („Liget”), the building harmonically mingles with the adjacent nature, a feat 2. even enhanced by the several stories high, 94 pieces of bespoke, contiguous glass planes, sometimes no less than 12m of height, constituting the largest uninterrupted, pure glass elevation in the whole of Europe.
House of Hungarian Music, glass beam placement
House of Hungarian Music awarded the prize Best International Public Building
It is the rich Hungarian musical tradition that will be brought closer to all native and foreign visitors of the House of Hungarian Music, by way of its interactive exhibitions based on XXI. Century technics, by its music-pedagogical workshops, music and music related events, and by its open air concerts echoing the atmosphere of music pavillions of old. The building is being constructed in the vicinity of Lake Városliget, adjacent to Castle of Vajdahunyad and to the Ice-rink of Városliget, replacing already torn down Hungexpo office buildings of old. The 7000 sqm new institution will be built in a 10000m2 area, formerly restricted to the public, so attendees of the Park will be returned several thousand sqm of rejuvenated green surfaces as a bonus. The prize of this year has been awarded by an exquisite body of eighty international experts in several different categories; in each cases, design of the project, quality, innovation, uniqueness, and commitment to sustainability has been investigated by the jury.
Mill Park by Skanska Office Building Time-lapse
Visit to the building of the Hungarian Music House
Led by Balázs Papatyi (Magyar Építő Ltd.) head engineer in charge and Bence Varga (M-Teampannon Ltd.) architect in charge, the construction of the House of Hungarian Music has been visited by members of Teampannon and by former colleagues who had worked on the design of Sou Fujimoto’ opus.
Kaposvár Prosecution Headquarters handed over
In the public announcement of the Head Prosecutor’s Office of Somogy County the erection of the Headquarters is called the most important prosecution real estate development of the last hundred years. Design work on the real estate in Apponyi Street started in 2017, and the joint headquarters of the County Prosecutor’s Office, of the Kaposvár District Prosecutor’s Office and that of the Kaposvár Regional Ivestigatory Prosecutor’s Office that have been operated at scattered locations before, was brought about at a cost of 3,8 billion Forints. In the two story building accomodating 115 offices and a 124 strong staff, up to date interrogation and praemunire rooms, archieves suitable for long term storage and a contemporary tele-interrogation room have also been built. From our Technical Report: ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTION To match the architectural ambience at the other side of Gr. Apponyi Albert Street a light in colour, large blocked prefab concrete clad, modulated architecture of vertical stripes has been designed. Tradition: REPRESENTATION – ORDER - SAFETY „Law enforcement palaces” of the past were characterized by a traditionally harmonious shaping of building mass, a usage of good quality building materials, a high quality of construction, and a most disciplined sort of elevations. To this day local inhabitants have been being under the influence of the sense of order and safety emitted by city center court buildings of the late XIX. century. At the same time the uniformed, industrialized architecture of the mid XX. century has passed rapidly into the limbo of history. It is the noble architecture stemming from tradition and locale that has to be rejuvenated and fitted to the requirements and expectations of the XXI. century. A rejuvenated image: TRANSPARENCY AND PROPORTIONS – CUSTOMER FRIENDLY AMBIENCE – SUSTAINABILITY Heritage of tradition and a rejuvenated image are most authentic when complementing each other. To fit into a provincial city milieu and to show a humanistic message for the future to the people are things to be done simultaneously. Order and transparency, space needs of different organizations and a visual balance of the new building masses, office functionality and an interiour design friendly to staff /customers, economical construction/ operation and high key solutions and appearance are to constantly be reconciled to each other.
„From Bauhaus to the Holy Land” the life of FARKAS MOLNÁR
At the XXII. Conference (BOT) at Zsennye, of the Association of Hungarian Creative Artists, a lecture of Attila Mazdin, with the title above, and the projection of the Life of Farkas Molnár. (The film was shot in 2000, its directors ’ were Attila Mazdin and Dominika Vámos.)
BME-BMI Roof Confrerence
At the Conference, supported by NMI Bramac and BMI Villas, and organized by the Faculty of Building Construction of the Budapest University of Thechnology, our associate Bence Varga gave a lecture, titled „Building construction of the House of Hungarian Music”
Hungary - Museum of Transport
Second National Architectural Salon
Our practice is represented by four buildings at the Műcsarnok Art Show, opened till 25th August 2019.
House of Hungarian Music
Construction of the superstructure of the House of Hungarian music has been commenced, below ground works terminated.
Kaposvár, Zalaegerszeg, Balatonfüred
We made a round trip in the company of our structural engineers to visit at our houses being built in provincial cities. Our first stop was at the Kaposvár Prosecutor's Office, upon which we went to see the Reception Building of the Zalaegerszeg Automotive Test Course.
THE NEW HUNGARIAN MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT IN BUDAPEST
Press release 28 February 2019, Budapest The results of the international design competition for the new Hungarian Museum of Transport were announced today. The event was held in the abandoned former railway maintenance depot of the Hungarian State Railways in Budapest where the museum will be relocated. Thirteen Hungarian and international architectural firms submitted entries in the second round of the two-stage competition launched last August. The proposals were assessed by an eighteen-member international jury. As part of the award ceremony Mr. István Tarlós, the Mayor of Budapest and Director General Mr. Dávid Vitézy, the chair of the jury awarded the prizes to the winners. The winner of the competition is Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The world-famous American firm has designed numerous significant public buildings, including museums worldwide in the past decades. One of their most famous works is the New York High Line, the conversion of an abandoned industrial railway line to a highly popular public park and cultural venue. Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s design for the Hungarian Museum of Transport preserves the industrial heritage and renews the spectacular former Diesel hall of the Hungarian State Railways to function as a museum in the future. M-Teampanon Kft is the Hungarian partner company of leading designer Diller Scofidio + Renfro. https://www.archdaily.com/912401/diller-scofidio-plus-renfro-to-design-new-hungarian-museum-of-transport https://www.designboom.com/architecture/diller-scofidio-renfro-budapest-hungarian-transport-museum-02-28-2019/ https://www.kozlekedesimuzeum.hu/en/news/diller-scofidio--renfro-to-design-the-new-hungarian-museum-of-transport-in-budapest
Southern City Gate, Budapest
The results of the restricted international design competition of the Budapest Southern City Gate were announced. The design made by M-Teampannon Kft., together with Daw architect studio and Korzó Studio, put the emphasis on architectural quality, economy and feasibility. In their final report, the jury pointed out about our entry: "The design takes into consideration the scale and urban design of Budapest to the most."
RTL Klub_Imre Makovecz
In 1999, Attila Madzin (of M-Teampannon) and Csaba Masznyik made a documentary about Imre Makovecz. In their recent program of the series 21st Century, devoted to Imre Makovecz, RTL Klub used clips from our film. You can view the full program here: https://rtl.hu/rtlklub/21szazad/makovecz-imre-visszahozta-az-osi-hagyomanyokat-a-szocializmus-kockahazai-koze-epiteszet
South Buda Hospital Center, Budapest
On December 14 2018, the winners of the design competition for the implementation of hospital centers in Budapest were announced in the framework of the Healthy Budapest Program (EBP). The winner of the South Buda Hospital Center competition is our design studio, M-Teampannon Kft. Minister of Human Resources Miklós Kásler hands over the award to Tamás Noll.
New Transport Museum
Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York) https://dsrny.com/ Invited us to be their Hungarian partner. http://newtransportmuseum.hu/
Vehicle Industry Test Track Reception Building, Zalaegerszeg
The technical inauguration of the buildings accompanying the test track has begun.
SKANSKA_Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Together with our colleagues, we visited the Research Center for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, inaugurated a year ago, and the just-completed Skanska office building.
Balatonfüred, Zakonyi street buildings
Site supervision in Balatonfüred on 16 November 2018.
As a member of a 13-strong student team, our colleague Otto Csikar will be constructing the project ROOSTER at Ratka at this year’s HELLO WOOD creative camp, starting on Saturday.
Corvin Department Store
Owners of Corvin Department Store have selected our office to design the functional refurbishment, as well as a historic facade renovation of the building.