shortlist for budapest's museum of ethnography includes zaha hadid, BIG, and OMA
 
shortlist for budapest's museum of ethnography includes zaha hadid, BIG, and OMA
feb 04, 2016

shortlist for budapest's museum of ethnography includes zaha hadid, BIG, and OMA

a strong 15-name shortlist has been announced in a competition to determine who will design part of a major new museum complex in hungary. the liget budapest project involves the transformation of budapest’s city park into a major cultural destination. the site will include a host of new institutions, including the house of hungarian music — conceived by sou fujimoto — and the SANAA-designed new national gallery.

 

the museum of ethnography was originally going to be completed by vallet de martinis architectes, however — after the building’s location was significantly altered — the french studio’s plans were shelved. a new tender was then launched for the project with a number of high profile firms invited to submit proposals. in alphabetical order, the finalists reaching the second stage of the competition are as follows:

 

architecture-studio
bánáti + hartvig építész iroda
bernard tschumi architects
bjarke ingels group (BIG)
budapest university of technology and economics + balázs mihály
coop himmelb(l)au
dominique perrault architecture
emre arolat architecture
gmp architekten
középülettervező
MVRDV
napur architect
OMA — office for metropolitan architecture
sauerbruch hutton
zaha hadid architects

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the SANAA-designed new national gallery
see more of the project on designboom here | all images courtesy of liget budapest

 

 

 

as well as more than 200,000 ethnographic artifacts, the museum also houses a large archive containing more than 400,000 historical photographs, manuscripts, sound files and a film library. ‘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,’ state the organizers. ‘it 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.’

 

entries from each firm must now be submitted before april 6th, with a winning scheme announced in may 2016. a tentative completion date for the project has been scheduled for 2019.

museum of ethnography liget budapest shortlist bjarke ingels group MVRDV OMA zaha hadid designboom
the house of hungarian music — conceived by sou fujimoto
see more of the project on designboom here

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