New visitor centre for the Rippl-Rónai Memorial House
KRISZTINA L. BALOGH
Year of inauguration
The design of the visitor centre accords with the character of the old agricultural buildings, the vine-dresser’s house (still in the park) and the kitchen wing. It is made up of two parts, which are connected: a traditional building above the ground and a recessed underground section, which opens onto a Romanesque atrium. In order to give visual emphasis to the park, the exhibition halls with a large ﬂoor-space are located at the underground level. The upper storey houses the museum’s permanent exhibition and the architectural and applied arts reconstruction of the frst complete Hungarian Secessionist interior: that of the Andrássy dining room, designed by József Rippl-Rónai.