Grove of Architecture

Designed for the Grove of Architecture, our Museum of Architecture is timeless and iconic, listing the basic topos of architecture. The use of materials evokes the antiquity of stone in the spirit of persistant and universal interpretation. The exterior stone surface of the museum is rough, almost barely machined, while the interior is polished, reflecting human care. Another ancient theme of architecture is the volume of our building, consisting of immediately interpretable simple, geometric forms. The intermediate spaces between the stone blocks evoke the architectural archetypal forms as a hiatus. The spaces between buildings, which usually appear as negative space, a kind of deficiency, are in this case part of the composition and can be interpreted as a positive space. Perhaps one of the most important basic topos of architecture is the special and dramatic use of light and space – the exhibition halls receive light through skylights along the edge, while in the area of the entrance light comes through an elongated opeion. The flexible, multifunctional interiors provide an inspiring place. There are office and hotel buildings around the museum, as well as a public park which further enhances the role of the Grove of Architecture as a meeting point and community space.

Projektnév Hungarian Museum of Architecture
Program museum
Tipológia public
Helyszín Budapest VII., Városligeti fasor 9-11.
Év 2021
Státusz design competition
Méret 23474 m2
Megrendelő Hungarian Academy of Art
Csapat Katalin Csillag, Zsolt Gunther, Gábor Kállay (Project Leader), Julianna Lánczky, Kristóf Szabó, Gergely Vörös, Ágota Gunther,
Képek 3h architects

Site plan

General floor plan

Longitudinal section

Genesis of the building