Budapest Music Center wins an international architectural award in New York City › Click here for more!
Archetizer, the worlds largest and fastes growing website for architecture awarded
its 2014 A+ Award to Budapest Music Center in the ‘Architecture+Sound’ category.
BMC also won an Honorable Mention in the ‘Theatres & Performing Arts Centers’ category won by Zaha Hadid.
Budapest Music Center has a key role in the cultural life of the Hungarian capital since 1996.
The new building celebrated its first anniversary in March 2014.
The 150 years old residential building in Budapest’s 9th disctrict has been transformed into a vibrant cultural center.
The old courtyard, retaining its original stone walls, was rebuilt into a concert hall around which the different institutions of BMC are grouped: The Musical Information Centre – Hungary’s largest music library, The Peter Eötvös Institute bearing the name of its founder, a composer, conductor and professor, the Opus jaz club and restaurant, BMC’s offices and studios.
Budapest Music Center was designed by the trio of art1st design in Budapest:
Abdel Rahim Chehade, Dorottya Göz and Daniel Taraczky.
Arhitizer, the worlds largest and fastest growing website for architecture awards the A+ Award in cooperation
with Wall Street Journal every year in more, than 60 categories. Entries were received from more, than 100 countries this year,
and represent the best of architecture and design worldwide. Winners are chosen by an illustrious jury of 300+ jurors,
including such luminaires as Paola Antonelli senior curator at MoMa, Charles Adler founder of Kickstarter, Andrew B. Cogan CEO of Knoll, Nathalie de Vries and Winy Maas from MVRDV, Nicola Formichetti lead designer at Diesel, Brandon Haw from Foster+Partners, Robert Ivy vice president and CEO of AIA, Natasha Jen from Pentagramtól, Hubert Klumpner dean of the architecture department of ETH in Zürich, Aaron Koblin creative director of Google, Eckart Maise head of design and R&D at Vitra, Kathleen Massara Arts & Culture Editor, Huffington Post Media Group, Evan Osten founder of Cool Hunting, Evan Sharp co-founder of Pinterest, Shohei Shimagatsu partner at OMA, Dr. Angelika Taschen publisher, Karen Wong from New Museum, and the only Hungarian member of the jury, László Jakab Orsós director of PEN World Voices Festival New York.
Red Dot Award is the most prestigeous design award in the world.
For this year’s Design Concept Award nearly 5000 entries were received
from 63 countries. Dániel Nagy, the designer of art1st won with two concepts:
Porticare portable dental lab and Supercritical experimental washing machine.
Red Dot Award was established in 1954 and became
the most prestiogous design award in world.
Awards are given in three categories:
Red Dot Product Design, Red Dot Design Concept and Red Dot Communication Award.
Dániel Nagy received the award in the Singapore Red Dot Design Musem on September 26 for his two concepts:
Porticare: Portable dentist lab for remote areas of the third world where health care infrastructure is not developed, where dental care can be provided only occasionally. Usabe also in catastrophe stricken areas and war zones.The backpack-lab carries the most important equipment for dental care.
Supercritical: An environment friendly washing machine without water or detergent.
It uses carbon-dioxide gas in ‘supercritical’ state, being fluid and gas at the same time on 30 °C.
Supercritical gas dissolves even the toughest contamintants without damaging the textile.
The entries are evaluated by a 22 member international Jury, including Gordon Bruce, lead designer of Lenovo and Huawei, Prof. Martin Darbyshire designer of tangerine studio, interior designer of Britixh Airways airplanes and Professor Kuan Cheng-Neng founder and former dean of the Design Scholl in Taiwan.