Worldwide unique technical solution in Budapest
The international theatre supplier Tüchler, based in Vienna, Austria, shows its skills in the totally novel glass building. The T-LOK ROLLER COASTER was developed for the most difficult conditions. It can move enormous curtains with radii of 35 centimetres. A curtain can be opened or closed at an operational speed of 30 centimetres per second, over a difference in height of almost two metres.
The Magyar Zene Háza | House of Music Hungary opened in January 2022 and attracted international acclaim due to its unique architecture. It is also known as the “Liget Project”: The 9000 m² building is situated in the middle of the city park, a recreational area in Budapest. Liget is the Hungarian word for a wood.
The architectural motto of the design by Sou Fujimoto Architects is “nature and sound in harmony”. To achieve this, the Japanese architects conceived an organic wave-shaped roof, resting on slim pillars of steel surrounded by a zigzag double glass wall. The glass façade, also wave-shaped, brings the House of Music in harmony with nature fascinatingly well. The striking and unique effect is matched by few other buildings.
This is also due to the roof, similar to the cap of a perforated mushroom, with approximately 30,000 gold leaves set in the underside. The holes and the canopy of leaves give the enormous roof construction a feather light and natural appearance. Surrounding trees are reflected in the glass façades, making them part of the City Park, despite their height of up to 13 meters.