Probably the most emblematic place of Budapest is it’s Hero’s Square: its silhouette is the symbol of the city all around the world. In collaboration with architect Gabor Zoboki, Hello Wood built a 16 metres long installation made of carved logs and boards, which form the word “Budapest”. This way the city got a new symbol, a place to hang out and make photos of, likeable to the locals and tourists as well. Also, part of the concept was interactivity, so that people can sit on the installation and be completely safe thanks to the anti-slippery cover of the wood. Caused by the lights coming from the the feet of the letters, the installation created a beautiful visual harmony with the square’s silhouette.
Design: Zoboki-Demeter and Associates Architecs / Hello Wood Ltd General Contractor: Hello Wood Ltd Partners: Jaf Holz Ungarn Ltd, Fagusz, Remmers, Philips (Budapest-signature) Architects: Andras Huszar, Peter Pozsar, Albert Lencses, Ilka Demeny Architectural visualisation: Benjamin Szilagyi