Materials as a Service for the House of Hungarian Music
The high-architecture construction works of the House of Hungarian Music, which was built within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project, started in 2019 and opened its doors to the public at the beginning of 2022.
The building, designed by the Japanese star-architect Sou Fujimoto, seeks to create a harmonious transition between the natural and artificial environments.
The roof, which thickens and then thins with a playful undulation remains below the canopy level of the city park, so the house blends harmoniously into nature. There aren’t any parallel elements in the special roof structure, no right angles, everything is unique. On its surface there are nearly 100 uniquely designed holes where the trees can grow through.
Beside the fact that the trees can grow through these holes, one of the innovative solutions of the house was also placed in these gaps: this is where the so-called light wells start. These light wells introduce light all the way to the lowest levels, helping to illuminate the interiors to create a special atmosphere.
One of the most spectacular elements of the House of Hungarian Music is the gilded leaf suspended ceiling, inspired by the canopy of the autumn forest and the gilded motifs of the Academy of Music. Their creation and fixation required serious engineering performance from both designers and constructors, since each leaf had to be drawn, cut out, and fixed in such a way that it does not make any noise outdoors in windy weather or indoors, and especially in the event hall during any concert.
We were delighted to have been part of the birth of this fantastic building from 2019. thyssenkrupp Materials Hungary Ltd. supplied the fabrication and construction companies with ca. 8 200 m2 of gold-coloured (Spectra Desert Gold 921) Alucobond aluminium composite sheets with which we were able to provide the designer's vision of light wells and gilded leaf suspended ceilings in line with our MaaS strategy.