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The Liget Budapest Project is one of the biggest museum projects currently on-going in Europe. Its objective is the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park of Budapest and to place five new museum buildings there along with the related other programme elements. It is the intention of the Government of Hungary to implement the most important elements of the Liget Budapest Project by 2018.

 

Today the Liget Budapest project contains the following main points

- construction of independent buildings of the Museum of Ethnography, FotoMuzeum Budapest (former Hungarian Museum of Photography), Hungarian Museum of Architecture, and the House of Hungarian Music, as well as the construction of a common building complex for the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum using designers selected within the framework  of this design competition

- beyond the present design area the implementation of a new storage and restoration facility (OMRRK) on the state owned territory of a former hospital in Szabolcs Street

- outside the present design area the restoration of the Roman Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts, which still bears the marks of damage inflicted upon it  during World War II

- beyond the present design area the restoration and conversion of the Fort Monostor of Komárom into the Fort Monostor Centre for Arts, History and Warfare with the purpose of displaying the plaster cast collection of the Museum of Fine Arts

- comprehensive reconstruction of the green area of the City Park

- as within the framework of the Pannon Park Project the extension of the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden on the territory of the closed down Luna Park

- construction of the new building of the Budapest City Circus in the City Park on the territory of the former Luna Park

- partial reconstruction and underground enlargement of the Hungarian Technical and Transport Museum on the territory of the City Park

- finding and implementation of a comprehensive energy concept for the planned new buildings