MUSIC BOX TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
THE AUTHOR’S VISION & ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT
After reviewing the site, we concluded that the best strategy for this site is to create a building with minimal impact in the context of the green park. This objective is followed by positioning the building as much as possible on the former footprint of the demolished buildings. In this way we much more trees are kept, resulting in a minimal impact on the environment. Increasing the height of the building at 25m (the maximum allowed) we reduced its footprint. Moreover, we wanted to design a simple volume that was lost in the high abundant vegetation of the park. Thus, the proposed finish of the facade – the copper- with its greenish hue will be integrated in color park, while gaining a transformed color & texture that will betray its age, like trees . Thus the building seems alive. In contrast to the exterior, the interior is spectacular and versatile, with fluid and irregular faceted surfaces, finished with wood. The outdoor stage is placed in a protected and less circulated area, in the direction of the lake. The simple volume is fragmented in two twins volumes that embrace the sound dome, creating a large atrium with a spectacular view.
The building is positioned with the main facade & entrance facing the principal pedestrian route of the park, that connects The 1956 Memorial Square 1956 with The New National Gallery and the Ludwig Museum. This is supposed to be the most populated pedestrian alley of the park. The outdoor events area is positioned in the protected area of the site – the nord-west side, between the building itself and a poplars natural barrier. Thus, the shading of the stage is provided and the symphonic harmonies are targeting the lake and The Agricultural Museum. The artefacts and the administrative staff access are made from the Olof Palme Setany Street, wich is the main carway route that borders the site. VIP access is performed in another less exposedanother side , the one facing Paál László út.
OPERATION & TECHNOLOGY
In terms of the layout functions, the total area of the building is spread over 7 levels: Ground floor – contact with the public and outdoor areas Here are placed the majority of the Hospitality spaces: the controlled entrance apparatus with the consumption spaces – cafe and shop (with their annexes). Level 1 – Level 3 – Museum On these levels we designed the Exhibition Area – permanent and temporary, wich are arranged in the twin wings of the building. Level 4 – Learning At the top level are concentrated the museum Learning spaces and staff offices. Level -1 , Level -2 – Events & Artifact spaces spaces At these floors are positioned the Performance hall and Lecture hall and other auxiliary spaces. All artifacts handling spaces are arranged on level -2 , along with other technical areas.
The building structure is made out of concrete and metal structures.
We designed the building with the most important low-energy technologies that will ensure lower energy consumption. We designed solar panels on the rooftop of the building along with photo- voltaic cells incorporated in the shading system that will feed the building power supply. The winter heating is provided by the building heating machinery. And the cooling in the summer by the HVAC system. Also passive ventilation is achieved by designing the atrium. Warm air ventilation is assured through the atrium roof and the cold air enter the main facade of the building. The rain water is collected in the water tank, then filtered and introduced into the water system to supply the building toilets and the irrigation system(for the vegetation of the roof and surrounding area). Also, the building will be insulated with the best materials in order to conserve energy.