The Budai Fonó Music Hall, founded in 1995, provides permanent opportunity for introduction for performers of Hungarian and international folk music and folk dance, and hosts occasionally the different trends of international jazz music as well. The main intention of the institution is to keep Hungarian folk music and all related musical genres and experiments alive in the digital era, and to introduce these arts to as many people as possible. The reconstruction of the Budai Fonó Music Hall: The main goal of the reconstruction is to isolate a small-scale, independent core inside the building, while maintaining the existing functions and connections. Around this inner core - representing all the traditions associated with the institution - a new, modern structure will be constructed. During the reconstruction, the building's main areas - the main auditorium, the small stage, and the hospitality areas - remain unmodified. The current multifunctional hall extension will be dismantled and replaced by a functionally identical area in the new building. Thanks to its flexible spatial structure, the new facility is suitable for hosting intimate programs and bigger audiences of popular, community building events as well. The truss of the extensions is composed of glued laminated timber: this material is well suited for long span structures and its natural character and surface appearance fits in nicely with the traditions and spirit of the Fonó.
Péter Kis, Bea Molnár, Brigitta Sinkovics, Gábor Rantal
Physical model by Zsolt Krausz
Photo by Péter KisBEA MOLNÁR BENCE RÉV BOGLÁRKA MACZÓ BRIGITTA SINKOVICS BUDAPEST FOLK DANCE FOLK MUSIC FONÓ GÁBOR RANTAL GERGELY ÖRLEY JULI KÉRI PÉTER KIS PUBLIC BUILDING TRADITION ZSOLT KRAUSZ