Sculpture or cinema?

The newly built site of the Hungarian Open Air Museum Skanzen is dedicated to Transylvanian architecture and folk art and can only be accessed via its own visitor centre and an extravagant cinema pavilion. With this project, architect István Bársony managed to create a new landmark for the museum and attract an increasing number of visitors.

We became aware of the building, which is clad with black PREFA aluminium in a delicate standing seam technique, in Szentendre near Budapest and visited it for an extensive article about the modern museum concept in the PREFARENZEN journal 5.0.


Other topics in this issue:

Switzerland by the lake – Why Sophie Morard loves her little house

Nomads of the mountains – Densification as a survival strategy

Renderings or the power of manipulation

“How loud does your building have to be?”, asks Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut

Portrait of the architect, part of the museum premises are blurred in the background.

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Text: Carl Bender
Photos: Croce & Wir