Open design competition for Europe’s biggest current museum project
3 October 2013.
Competition winners for the masterplan of Liget Budapest were announced today at the Museum of Fine Arts. As part of the project, the Hungarian Government plans to erect five new museum buildings in the forthcoming years in Budapest’s oldest public park, Városliget (City Park), also designated for complete reconstruction. László Baán, head of the museum and government commissioner of Liget Budapest says that as a result of the competition Városliget, already a favoured destination for Budapest families and tourists, is becoming one of the most important recreational and cultural hubs in Europe. A call for an international architectural design competition is to be published in January 2014, based on the results of the present idea competition, with the cooperation of the International Union of Architects (UIA).
15 July 2013.
The Museum of Fine Arts has issued an open competition for the location of the Museum Quarter buildings planned for the City Park and the restructuring of the environs attendant to this. The deadline for the submission of tenders is the beginning of September and the results will be announced on 3 October. The competition with a total prize money of 15 million forints forms part of the Liget Budapest project to renew the City Park complex.
1 March 2013.
The detailed concept for the institutions planned for the Museum Quarter on Ötvenhatosok tere (Fifty-sixers’ Square) was elaborated by working parties set up in February from the relevant experts and from delegates of professional organisations. The various materials that form the basis of the architectural project must be completed by the end of June.
10 February 2013.
Five new museum buildings will be constructed through an international architectural competition. The Museum of Fine Arts’ Romanesque Hall will also be renovated and a new conservation-restoration and storage centre will be built.