House of Music in Budapest designed by Su Fujimoto Architecture 10.02.2022 A Japanese architect has built a music museum, the roof of which resembles the crowns of trees. The new museum is dedicated to the history of music over the last 2000 years. It is located in Budapest, on the site of the offices of Hungexpo, and is surrounded by a city park. There are really a lot of trees around, and they were the main source of inspiration. Architect Su Fujimoto designed the building topped with a large overhanging roof imitating crowns. There are also about a hundred openings made in it: real trees grow through some, while the rest serve as light wells. In addition, if you stand under the roof, you can see geometric shapes resembling tree leaves — there are more than 30,000 of them in the building. The House of Music has three floors. The first one is completely glazed, it is surrounded by 94 custom-made panels. The open space includes two halls: one for lectures and seminars, the other — for 320 seats — for musical performances. The basement level houses the museum’s galleries, including the permanent exhibition «Sound Dimensions — Musical Journeys in Space and Time», dedicated to the history of European music. There is also a hemispherical sound dome, where you can enjoy 360-degree sound that comes from more than 30 speakers. And under the roof, on the top floor, there is a multimedia library, an archive of Hungarian pop music, as well as classrooms and office space. All three floors are connected by a large spiral staircase and elevators. The construction of the House of Music was completed as part of the ambitious Liget Budapest project, in which several museums will be built in the Budapest City Park.