Liget Budapest International Design Competition
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt. 100 % owned by the Hungarian State announces four open, international, two-stage design competitions for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest.
The construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the institutions already present Liget Budapest will be one of Budapest’s leading, well-known tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park recognised as such all over Europe.
The four competitions:
- NEW SHARED BUILDING OF THE NEW NATIONAL GALLERY AND LUDWIG MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
- NEW BUILDING OF THE MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY
- NEW BUILDING COMPLEX OF THE HUNGARIAN MUSEUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND THE FOTOMUZEUM, CONSISTING OF TWO SEPARATE BUILDINGS
- NEW BUILDING OF THE HOUSE OF HUNGARIAN MUSIC
The four competitions will take place based on a common, identical system of rules and with the participation of the same jury, and according to the same evaluation system.
The total prize money of the competition is 870,000 EUR.
Chairman – László Baán, governmental commissioner, director, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Co-chairman – Wim Pijbes, director, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, architect
Paula Cadima, professor at AA London School of Architecture, architect
György Fekete, president, Hungarian Academy of Arts, interior designer
Sándor Finta, Chief Architect of Budapest
Edwin Heathcote, architecture critic, Financial Times, architect
Henri Loyrette, member of Conseil D'État (France), former director, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Ervin Nagy, Chief Architect of the Hungarian State
László György Sáros, president, Association of Hungarian Architects, architect
Martha Thorne, executive director, Pritzker Architecture Prize, architect
The Union Internationale des Architetes (UIA) will delegate a member and an alternate member to be its representatives on the Jury.
PRINCIPLE DATES OF THE COMPETITION
Registration and submission deadline, Stage 1: 27 May 2014
Invitation to participate in the Stage 2: 8 July 2014
The language of the competition is exclusively English. There is no registration fee.
In compliance with UNESCO-UIA regulations, the competition has received the approval of the UIA.
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