International Design Competition for new museum buildings in Budapest, Hungary

Four competitions.

Four buildings.

Six institutions.

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Final results

19th December 2014, Budapest – The open, international design competition for the museum buildings to be built in the Városliget (City Park), to be completely renewed by 2018 ...

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The list of experts is available here: Experts' list

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New competition is launched

In the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum competition conducted in the framework of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition the jury has not found any entry suitable for ...

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QA period extended

We would like to inform you that the Promoters extend the Second Stage QA period with one week. Please find the new deadlines on the main page of the competition ...

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Governmental commissioner, director, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize, architect

Director, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, architect

Professor, AA London School of Architecture, architect

President, Hungarian Academy of Arts, interior designer

Chief Architect of Budapest

Architecture critic, Financial Times, architect

Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at Tampere University of Technology 1992-2004, architect

Member of Conseil d'État (France), former director, Musée du Louvre, Paris

Chief Architect of the Hungarian State

President, Association of Hungarian Architects, architect

UIA Representative (alternate), architect

President, Budapest Chamber of Architects, architect

President, Gyula Forster National Centre for Cultural Heritage Management, architect


Professor, Faculty of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, architect

Competitions: visions of the institutions

The New National Gallery & Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

The New National Gallery provides a comprehensive overview of European culture and the Central European and Hungarian national identities through outstanding European artefacts of the modern age and the richest collection of Hungarian fine art.  The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art houses the latest contemporary culture.

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Museum of Ethnography

The Museum of Ethnography is the museum of people and their communities. The Museum is one of the earliest ethnographic institutions of Europe operating since 1872 and it is a social museum proud of its collection of outstanding value, and is also open to the future and to renewal; its building will be designed in this spirit. The Museum of Ethnography is a place where all members of society return with pleasure – because it mirrors themselves and their roots.

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Hungarian Museum of Architecture & FotoMuzeum Budapest

The Hungarian Museum of Architecture is the house of traditions and innovation. It is a research centre, exhibition venue and social forum with relevant programmes for the users and designers of the buildings, considering architecture a public matter and embracing its whole spectrum from the flat to the city.  The FotoMuzeum Budapest is one of the most significant photographic collection, exhibition site and research centre of Central Europe. The exhibitions and programmes of the museum introduce world famous classical artists and also young pioneers and deal with the historical aspects of this art as much as with the analogue and digital technologies.

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House of Hungarian Music

The House of Hungarian Music is the latest musical centre in Budapest as well as an interactive experience centre presenting the world of sounds. It is focused on the experiential and interactive exhibition of the whole span of Hungarian music history with uniquely complex functions among the museums of Hungary; it is not only an exhibition centre, but also an institution offering wide-ranging experiences and performing educational functions.

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