Museum Quarter: Final Plans For Europe’s Largest Museum Development Revealed
Ferenc Sullivan 2014.12.20.
The international tender called for new museum buildings to be constructed in the city’s largest park, Városliget – behind Heroes’ Square – has come to a close. In line with the international jury’s decision, which made its selection out of five hundred anonymous applications, the Museum of Ethnography will be built according to the plans of French architects Vallet de Martinis DIID Architectes, while Japanese company Sou Fujimoto Architects will supply plans the House of Hungarian Music. Both PhotoMuseum Budapest and the Museum of Hungarian Architecture will be constructed according to plans submitted by Hungarian firm Középülettervező Zrt. by 2018, the Hungarian state news agency MTI has reported.
A restricted tender for plans closing in April 2015 will be called for the design of the New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum because the committee was unable to find an application among the eighty received entries which was deemed fully feasible on the basis of assessment criteria.
The Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Hungarian Architecture and the PhotoMuseum Budapest – the current Museum of Hungarian Photography – are to be built on Ötvenhatosok tere, while the House of Hungarian Music is to be erected on the site of the former Hungexpo offices, which are to be demolished. The New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum will be built on the site of the present Petőfi Csarnok events hall.
The international call for plans of the five new museum buildings to be built under present-day Europe’s largest scale museum development scheme was called jointly by the Museum of Fine Arts and Városliget Zrt. this February.