The House of Hungarian Music nestles like a futuristic oversized mushroom in the 'Városliget' forested park of Budapest. Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto completely redefines the boundaries between indoors and outdoors and between architecture and nature – by almost nullifying them. Sustainable lighting from ERCO is part of the innovative pavilion architecture, and precise light control and high visual comfort are cornerstones of the lighting design.
The World's Fair was held in the historic park in 1896, and now an ambitious cultural forum with numerous museum buildings is being built on obsolete and unused Expo sites. The House of Hungarian Music is the most spectacular new building of the "Liget Budapest Project" with a budget in billions. The 836 square meter music pavilion combines various exhibition and event spaces, offices, a library and two outstanding concert halls under its projecting, organically curved roof structure.