THE AMERICAN HUNGARIAN LIBRARY & HISTORICAL SOCIETY
NEW YORK, NEW YORK / 2020. 900SF
Plans are underway to transform the American Hungarian Library—a hidden gem—just below street level at the Hungarian House in Manhattan. This 900 square foot library will be renovated into a highly flexible research and gathering place for all age groups as a celebratory and educational community center of Hungarian literature, art, cinema and culture. The design leverages its every square inch into energized settings that can flex for exhibitions, classes, meetings, and events. Inspirations from modern and folk art to classic and popular music inform colors, graphics and furniture. The library plans to serve and welcome the local Hungarian and broader NY community.