For the first time in one hundred years: a completely open international design competition in Hungary

1 March 2014.

 

Registration began for the Liget Budapest International Architectural Design Competition on 27 February 2014. A summary of the competition and its set of rules are available for all those interested on the official homepage of the open, free, international, two-round, anonymous competition announced after a successfully completed ideas competition for the location of the Museum Quarter buildings with a record number of submitted projects, 3 years of preparatory work and agreements conducted with national architectural and museum organisations; supplementary materials to the individual competitions are available upon registration. Following registration applicants may submit questions in relation to the call until 13 March, and the deadline for the arrival of the competitive projects is 27 May 2014. The text of the design competition can be downloaded from www.ligetbudapest.org.

The open, international design competition aimed at the implementation of the buildings to be constructed in Városliget was put out jointly by City Park Property Development Zrt. in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts. Separate competitions have been announced for the buildings of the New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Ethnography, and the Hungarian House of Music, while a joint call was put in for FotoMuzeum Budapest and the Hungarian Museum of Architecture. Forming a part of the Liget Budapest Project aimed at the complex development and renewal of Városliget (City Park), this is the first truly open, international, architectural design competition in one hundred years in Hungary. Organisers anticipate the arrival of several hundred competitive designs from all over the world. The planned investment is the biggest new museum development project in Europe to date.

Round two of the design competition is expected to begin in August 2014 and according to plan the 11-member international jury will announce the final result in December 2014.