National Theatre

The National Theatre, which is located next to Müpa, was built under a record short period, in fifteen months.

It is surrounded by leafy spaces, which are coherent parts of the building with their peculiar microclimate. The floorspace of the theatre – including the outdoor stage- is 20 844 m2. The park on the river bank has a trimmed labyrinth hedge. There is also a zikkurat, reminiscent of the Tower of Babel or the Maya Sun-pyramids. The road drawing a spiral going upwards leads to a pair of royal thrones at the top. Inside the theatre, blue, old gold and dark bronze are the prevailing colors. The architects used natural materials wherever they could: lime stone, granite, wood, woollen and glass.