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Hello Wood’s Festival Builder Summit will be held between July 6-15 in Hungary

Hungary Architecture News - Apr 20, 2023 - 09:36   1101 views

Hello Wood’s Festival Builder Summit will be held between July 6-15 in Hungary

Hello Wood is making a huge return to its international summer school & festival - more people, permanent central installation, international architectural & designer superstars visit the post-apocalyptic basalt quarry in Hungary.

Hello Wood is extremely excited to announce that their international summer school & festival for architecture is back for 2023! After a 3 year hiatus, the extraordinary summer school is returning to Hungary in July. 

Hello Wood is raising the bar this year: a permanent central installation/community space, more people, bigger projects, more days, international designer superstars, and an amazing closing music festival with more than 1000 visitors in the mesmerizing landscape of post-apocalyptic basalt quarry.

There have been many architecture summer schools & festivals in the history of Hello Wood, but none on the scale of this summer’s promising event, the annual Hello Wood Builder Summit, which will take place in Zalahaláp, Hungary, from July 6 to 15.

Considering the number of participants and the scale of the project installations - not to mention the closing arts and music festival open to the public, the festival will be the biggest and most exciting event in Hello Wood’s history.

The Hello Wood Builder Summit is one of the major events of the European Capital of Culture VEB2023. 

Future-oriented architecture, design and art students, opinion leaders and teachers from all around the world will gather to create something extraordinary during their 10 days together. 

The Hello Wood Builder Summit is a multi-day festival that goes beyond the traditional summer camps/festivals. 

The event is a unique community experience, inviting people to master the ‘thinking through making’ mentality - to create, dance and party in a spiritual mass or as they say - B.U.I.L.D. - Build. Unite. Inspire. Love. Design.

The event will host 200+ international students/workshop leaders/ tutors, and 1000+ festival attendees for the closing music festival.

The festival reflects on the ecological conditions of the area and draws attention to sustainability and the relationship between human-environment-future. The event will be held in a closed basalt mine resembling a post-apocalyptic crater. The site of the festival, the abandoned quarry is a wounded landscape that shows an exciting contradiction: the production of building materials inevitably involves demolition. 

The site of the festival, the abandoned quarry is a wounded landscape that shows an exciting contradiction: the production of building materials inevitably involves demolition. 

This year’s Hello Wood Builder Summit will explore the relationships between intervention and naturalness, demolition and construction, and absence and replenishment.

Find out more about Hello Wood’s Festival Builder Summit on its webpage

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