Hyde Park Music Pavilion.

new wave in London.

94 entries were received for the international design competition for young architects, to design the Hyde Park Music Pavilion in London. Our plan achieved an Honorable Mention rating based on the jury evaluation.

Location: London, UK
Architects, creators: Endre Dér, Dániel Decsi, András Zsuky
Year of planning: 2019
Floor plan area: 650 m2

Arquideas ’latest international design competition seemed to be an exciting challenge. The design task was to create a cultural venue where music and nature meet: the new building will be a concert, exhibition and leisure space, and also a memento of the legendary Hyde Park concerts. The tender included an unrestricted location, with the proviso that the building has to remain within the park, having a stage, an exhibition area, a cafe and an information point. We held several brainstorming sessions, looking for the right venue and shape. Finally, we chose Endre’s waving pavilion, placed directly on the shores of Long Water. The generous, simple form was strung on one of the park’s longitudinal axes, having a footbridge leading to the other side of the lake.

The largest wave is the contour of the indoor-open stage, which focuses from the axis on the Kensington Palace building, while smaller ones cover the exhibition space, the pier-like café and the service functions located on the basement level. The result is an iconic meeting place for music lovers around the world, as well as a new must-see point for the British capital and its famous park. At the end, a single A1-sized board was available to present our plans, so we had to create essential visual designs and a graphic presentation. Seems like it worked: our concept achieved an outstanding Honorable Mention rating, making Hyde Wave one of the top eight plans.

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