Müpa Budapest

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Müpa Budapest
A Művészetek Palotája 2011. április 25 -én.JPG
Müpa Budapest at night
Müpa Budapest is located in Budapest
Müpa Budapest
Müpa Budapest
Former names Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája)
Address 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.
Location Budapest, Hungary
Coordinates 47°28′10″N 19°4′18″E / 47.46944°N 19.07167°E / 47.46944; 19.07167
Public transit H6, H7 suburban railway
Type Performing arts center, Museum
Construction
Built 2002–2005
Opened 14 March 2005 (2005-03-14)
Architect Zoboki, Demeter és Társaik Építésziroda
General contractor Trigránit, Arcadom Építőipari Zrt.
Tenants
Müpa Budapest Nonprofit Kft., Ludwig Museum
Website
www.mupa.hu/en
The left wing of Müpa Budapest, including the Ludwig Museum
This article is about an art center called Müpa Budapest (Palace of Arts). For the museum sometimes called the Palace of Art, see Hall of Art, Budapest

Müpa Budapest (between 2005 and 2015 Palace of Arts[1]Művészetek Palotája in Hungarian) is a building in Ferencváros, Budapest, Hungary, officially opened in March 2005. It is located near Rákóczi Bridge and was designed by Zoboky, Demeter and Partners Architectural Office. The National Theatre, which opened in 2002, is located next to it.

Both Müpa Budapest and the National Theatre are part of the new Millennium City Center being created in Budapest.[2]

The structure of Müpa Budapest covers a ground area of 10,000 m² and the total floor space of the building is 70,000 m². It received the Prix d’Excellence of FIABCI in 2006.[3][4]

The general manager is Csaba Kael.[5]

Performing arts and other facilities[edit]

  • Bartók National Concert Hall is 25 m high, 25 m wide and 52 m long, providing a total capacity for 1,699 people. The concert hall features acoustics designed by Russell Johnson, who told the Wall Street Journal "in two or three years’ time, Hungarian musicians (will) say this was the best concert hall in the world"[6] The organ of the concert hall, inaugurated on 22 May 2006,[7] has 92 stops and 5 manuals as well as 470 wooden pipes, 5028 tin pipes and 1214 reed pipes. The extensive intonation period of the organ lasted 10 months. It is one of the largest organs in Europe. A fully playable virtual version of this pipe organ named Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples was developed in 2008.
  • Ludwig Museum This is a state of the art Contemporary Art Museum with paintings by;Picasso("Musketeer With Sword"),David Hockney,Tom Wesselman,Richard Estes("Rappaport Pharmacy")plus paintings by these Modern Hungarian Masters;Imre Bukta("Officers at Pig Feast").Laszlo Feher,and Imre Bak.There are also creations by;Claes Oldenburg("Lingerie Counter"),Yoko Ono,and Markus Lupertz.
  • Festival Theatre The Festival Theatre, in the Eastern third of the Palace of Arts building, seats 452 and also has the most modern technology.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Palace of Arts to be called Müpa Budapest starting from the 2015/16 season
  2. ^ "Millennium City Center, Budapest", on developer TriGranit's website at trigranit.hu (English)
  3. ^ Prix d’Excellence information
  4. ^ Details (Hungarian)
  5. ^ Metwaly, Ati (3 March 2013). "Ibn Battuta show captures richness of Arab cultures". Manama, Bahrain: Ahram Online. Retrieved 24 April 2013. Csaba Kael, General Manager of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Budapest (Hungary)… 
  6. ^ Guide to Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, retrieved 12 June 2015
  7. ^ "A Művészetek Palotája új orgonájáról". fidelio.hu. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°28′10″N 19°4′18″E / 47.46944°N 19.07167°E / 47.46944; 19.07167