Deemed as one of Europe's largest museum projects, the ambitious Liget Budapest Project is gradually piecing itself together, now that the architects for the multi-structure project have been selected. Most recently, Hungarian practice Napur Architect is the new winning designer of the Museum of Ethnography, while Sauerbruch Hutton and BIG won second and third place, respectively. French practice Vallet de Martinis DIID architectes won the first competition back in 2014, but their plans were scrapped when the organizers changed the museum's proposed location. The honorable mentions include local Hungarian practices and firms like Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Dominique Perrault, Bernard Tschumi, and Emre Arolat, to name a few.
Currently housed in the Ministry of Justice, the 140-year-old Museum of Ethnography will finally have a permanent home that is specifically designed to house the hundreds of thousands of historical artifacts. Once the Museum moves out, the Ministry of Justice can return to its original function. If all goes smoothly — and the Liget Budapest Project has already had to overcome a few hurdles — the Museum of Ethnography will open in 2019.
As for the other Liget Budapest buildings, SANAA is in charge of the National Gallery + Ludwig Museum, Sou Fujimoto will design the House of Hungarian Music, and Hungarian practice KÖZTI Architects & Engineers was appointed to the FotoMuzeum Budapest + the Hungarian Museum of Architecture.
Scroll down to see the Museum of Ethnography winning proposals + honorable mentions.
1ST PLACE: Napur Architect - Ferencz Marcel; Détári György; Ferencz István; Bodonyi Csaba; Rudolf Mihály; Őrfi József; Papp Dávid
2ND PLACE: Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
3RD PLACE: BIG | Bjarke Ingels Groups
Find the Honorable Mention designs in the image gallery right below.
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