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First Visualizations – What the New National Gallery Will Look Like

Júlia Tar 2021.10.13.

As part of the Liget Budapest Project, the visualizations of the New National Gallery have been released. The Japanese firm that is responsible for the design is associated, for example, with the new Louvre Museum in Lens, France and the New Contemporary Art Museum in New York.

The New National Gallery will be constructed based on the designs of Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) on the former site of the Petőfi Csarnok concert venue, Liget Project’s website writes. The architects of the new museum were selected following an international tender process. For the winning design, the Japanese architects envisioned an interactive and welcoming, yet modern 21st-century building to occupy the Városliget.

Photo by Liget Budapest Project/MTI

The building will host the collections of both the Museum of Fine Art and the Hungarian National Gallery. The new structure will be almost 50,000 square meters.

Photo Liget Budapest Project/MTi


Liget Budapest Project, Europe’s largest and most ambitious urban cultural development, envisions the complete renewal of Budapest’s largest and most iconic public park. In 2019, one of the most important elements of the Liget Budapest Project, the Hungarian Museum Restoration and Storage Center was handed over. Another highlight of the project was the construction of the new building of Europe’s first ethnographic institution, the Museum of Ethnography. Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, has created a modern and extravagant home for music as well, the House of Hungarian Music. The new Hungarian National Gallery will also be part of the project.

Photo by Liget Budapest Project/MTI

Photo by Liget Budapest Project/MTI

Photo by Liget Budapest Project/MTI

Photo by Liget Budapest Project/MTI

The new gallery will be the largest museum in Hungary that exhibits the modern development of European fine art of Hungarian and world art history from the 19th century.

A video of the design is also available below:

Source: Liget Budapest Project

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