In the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, the MVM Dome is a 50,000 m2 multifunctional arena with the capacity to accommodate 20,000 people. It is Europe’s largest handball arena, built to coincide with Hungary being named as the host nation for the 2022 European Men’s Handball Championship.
As well as a venue for a wide array of indoor sporting events, the hall can also be configured to host concerts, conferences, exhibitions, and trade shows, making it an important part of Budapest’s entertainment offering.
The building’s façade is inspired by the anatomical drawings of Michelangelo; designed to conjure up images of skeletal muscles. This striking look is enhanced at night with the clever use of dynamically changing, specially created lighting.
The vibrant, flowing lines of light swirl across the entire façade, dividing the surface of the building into a variety of planes, slices, and shapes. These geometric fragments then serve as windows in certain positions, while the steel cladding, which is powder-coated in two shades of grey, plays a key role in the optical resolution of the building mass. Lighting Design by Be Light!