The Hungarian government has decided to construct new cultural institutions considered of exceptional importance to the city of Budapest as part of a plan for the refurbishment and rehabilitation of Budapest’s Liget Park. International competitions were launched for the design of museums dedicated to the visual arts, architecture and photography, ethnography and music.
The international two stages project competition for the new National Gallery and the Ludwig Museum, organized as part of a large architecture competition in Liget Park in Budapest, Hungary has concluded at the end of its first phase.
Over the course of the jury meeting of the first stage , which took place from 23 to 24 June 2014, the jury members decided that none of the projects corresponded to all the criteria outlined in the program. The jury decided unanimously to terminate the competition after the first stage and not proceed to the second-one. No prizes have been attributed. The jury has however awarded special mentions to the authors of five of the projects.
Juhani Katainen, architect from Finland, represented the UIA on the international jury, which was chaired by László Baán, Governmental Commissioner, Director, Fine Arts Museum, Budapest.
The Hungarian authorities have launched a new competition.
This competition is not organised in association with the UIA.
- ATELIER LORENTZEN LANGKILDE
Kasper, Lorentzen. Copenhagen, Denmark
- GILLES RETSIN, ARCHITECT
Gilles Retsin, Lieven Block, Lei Zheng, Bruges, Belgium
- ULARGUI Y ASOCIADOS ARQUITECTOS
Jesús Ulargui, Agurruza Madrid, Spain
- YURAN CHOI, YONGSU CHOUNG, HYUNJUNG KIM
Seoul, Republic of Korea
- SHOP ARCHITECTS
Chris Sharples New York, U.S.A
Facing the future, the future museum of ethnography is features history and will house the renowned collections from the first ethnography museum in Europe, founded in Budapest in 1872.
The French team of architects, Vallet de Martinis DIID, won First Prize in the competition. The jury appreciated the sensitivity with which the edifice integrated the urban environment as well as its functionality, which corresponds to both the needs of visitors and to those of a high level museum.
The Second Prize was awarded to bFarchitecture (Belgium); the Third Prize went to Graeme Massie Architects (Great Britain - Scotland).
The House of Hungarian Music will be the newest musical institution in Budapest. It will facilitate interactive experiences while offering visitors a general panorama of the history of music in Hungary.
Japanese architects, Sou Fujimoto Architects, won First Prize for their transparent building, communicating directly with the surrounding environment. The roof floats above the translucent pavilion, elegantly and poetically evoking a musical wave.
The Second Prize was awarded to ARCVS Projektni biro (Serbia); the Third to AVA | Andrea Vattovani Architecture (Austria).
A single complex will house the two museums: the newly created architecture and photography museums will house the collections currently conserved by the museum as well as new elements related to contemporary technology.
The Hungarian team, Középülettervezö, won First Prize. The impressive amplitude of their accessible and functional buildings clearly expresses the timeless nature of the institution.
The Second Prize has been awarded to Giorgio Santagostino (Italy) and Monica Margarido (Portugal) from GSMM architetti; the Third Prize went to to LEAD - Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd (Hong Kong – Anvers, Belgium).
- 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
- Juhani Katainen, UIA Representative, Roueïda Ayache, alternate