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Emlékpont Communist Museum

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Attila F. Kovács
 
location Hódmezővásárhely
function museum
contributed by Emiel_Lamers

Emlékpont (Rembrance Point), a museum devoted to the communist past of the provincial city of Hódmezővásárhely, Southern Hungary, opened its doors in 2006. The city council owned a fine 19th-century building with a simple 1950's annex, right in the centre of the city. Kovács suggested preserving both buildings and adding a third wing to represent the 21st century. The latter is a long, metal-clad volume that overhangs the 1950's building, creating a covered space conveniently located at a major intersection. Between the grand villa and the annex is a courtyard, containing the entrance to the museum. The walls of this courtyard are faced with weathered red frescoes from a former Russian barracks in the nearby city of Szeged. Architecturally speaking, the museum is well worth the three-and-a-half hour train trip from Budapest, but one wonders how the museum is going to persuade people to come back for a second visit, for there is no space at present for temporary exhibitions.

 

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Emlékpont Communist Museum
Address
Andrássy útca 34
Hungary
http://www.emlekpont.hu
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 18:00. Saturday + Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00. Monday: closed.
Completion 2006
ArchitectAttila F. Kovács
Client City of Hódmezővásárhely
 
Project ID 720
Latitude/Longitude 46°24'57N 20°19'38E
Contributed by Emiel_Lamers
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