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Museums For The City Park In Budapest
United Kingdom Architecture News - Mar 11, 2014 - 17:55 2660 views
The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Városliget Zrt (City Park), property of the Hungarian State, announce four open, international, two-stage architecture competitions for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest.
Following the construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the existing institutions, Liget Budapest will become one of Budapest’s leading tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park renowned across 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
Nominations for the UIA Representative and alternate juror are in progress.
PRINCIPLE DATES OF THE COMPETITION
Registration and Submission deadline, Stage 1: 27 May 2014
Invitation to participate in the Second Stage: 8 July 2014
In compliance with UNESCO-UIA regulations, the competition has received the approval of the UIA.
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