BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography

14:00 - 4 February, 2016
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest
Városliget (City Park). Image © Liget Budapest

Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and OMA are some of 15 major practices that have been shortlisted in the second (and final) stage of a competition to design the new Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. The building will be one of four new museums being built in Hungary's 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) as part of the Liget Budapest project, which includes SANAA's Ludwig Museum and Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.

"For the first time since the foundation of the Museum of Ethnography that is, for over 140 years now, it has become possible to permanently place the museum in a building worthy for the collection, to be built specifically for this function. In addition, the construction of the new building of the Museum of Ethnography will solve another more than half a century problem: by relocating the institution, the Kúria (former Ministry of Justice) building, recently housing the museum, can regain its original function," says Liget Budapest.

The 15 finalists include: 

Hello Wood Creates Three Christmas Trees in Budapest, London and Manchester

04:00 - 21 December, 2015
Three Christmas Trees in three European cities. Image © Miklós Vargha, Zsolt Szigetváry
Three Christmas Trees in three European cities. Image © Miklós Vargha, Zsolt Szigetváry

For the third consecutive year, Hello Wood—an international educational platform of design and architecture based in Hungary—have "rethought the Christmas Tree." Their three festive installations, in London, Manchester and Budapest, have been designed to live beyond the holiday season and will be recycled into new structures to help different causes in the New Year. "The role of architecture has changed a lot in the last few years," says Peter Pozsar, co-founder of Hello Wood. "Hello Wood represents this socially responsive architecture."

View the three projects after the break.

Super Computer Center / NAPUR Architect

02:00 - 20 December, 2015
© Tamas Bujnovszky
© Tamas Bujnovszky

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SANAA Selected to Design Hungary’s New National Gallery – Ludwig Museum

09:44 - 27 November, 2015
© SANAA
© SANAA

After having tied with Snøhetta in a restricted competition to design the New National Gallery -- Ludwig Museum in Budapest, SANAA’s proposal has ultimately been selected as the winner, following negotiations held over the past few months. The gallery and museum will be located in the 200-year-old Városliget (City Park) and are part of the larger Liget Budapest project, which seeks to revive the park by 2018 with the addition of five new museum buildings, including Sou Fujimoto’s House of Hungarian Music.  

Strict Elegance / batlab architects

05:00 - 21 November, 2015
© Norbert Juhász
© Norbert Juhász

© Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász © Norbert Juhász +21

Hello Wood 2015: It Takes a Village to Raise Outstanding Architecture

06:00 - 12 November, 2015
Mazzocchio. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky
Mazzocchio. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky

Set in the depths of rural HungaryHello Wood has emerged from the landscape for its 2015 edition, entitled 'Project Village'. Since 2010, the Hungarian-led collective of architects, designers, students and artists have gathered from around the world to create temporary wooden installations. Now in its sixth year, Hello Wood was realized with the help of 150 volunteers from 30 countries, and co-curated by Johanna Muszbek, with the shared vision to build a series of community-driven pavilions. Together the teams created fifteen unique wooden pavilions, each centred on a different component of the architecture of a village. 

The Towers. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky Tea Totem. Image © Tamás Bujnovszky +46

BAOBAO / 81 font

04:00 - 31 October, 2015
© Dániel Dömölky
© Dániel Dömölky

© Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky © Dániel Dömölky +14

Szentkút Pilgrim Center / Tamas Nagy

10:00 - 28 October, 2015
Courtesy of Tamas Nagy
Courtesy of Tamas Nagy
  • Architects

    Tamas Nagy
  • Location

    Mátraverebély, Szentkút, 3077 Hungary
  • Area

    15523.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tamas Nagy, Tamas Bujnovszky

Courtesy of Tamas Nagy Courtesy of Tamas Nagy Courtesy of Tamas Nagy Courtesy of Tamas Nagy +31

Herb-Valley Centre ZÁNKA / MODUM

13:00 - 9 October, 2015
© Tamás Bujnovszky
© Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Architects

  • Location

    Zánka, Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    András Krizsán
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Tamás Bujnovszky

© Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky © Tamás Bujnovszky +26

The House of the Postmaster / kissmiklos

02:00 - 4 October, 2015
© Bálint Jaksa
© Bálint Jaksa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mátraszentimre, Szabadság u. 3, 3235 Hungary
  • Area

    150.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Bálint Jaksa

© Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa © Bálint Jaksa +28

Ilcsi Beauty Workshop / sporaarchitects

13:00 - 11 September, 2015
© Balázs Danyi
© Balázs Danyi

© Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi © Balázs Danyi +25

Atelier YokYok Creates Wood Forest Installation in Budapest

08:00 - 5 September, 2015
Courtesy of Atelier YokYok
Courtesy of Atelier YokYok

Atelier YokYok, in partnership with Sammode, created a temporary geometric forest called “TREEDOM” for the 2015 Sziget Festival in Budapest. Constructed in nine days before the festival, and then dismounted in two days afterwards, the installation was composed of 37 wood poles, and over 200 boards, with the highest point extending 10 meters.

Parish Church of the Celestial Queen / 4 plusz Építész Stúdió

05:00 - 20 August, 2015
© Albertszki Tamás
© Albertszki Tamás

© Albertszki Tamás © Albertszki Tamás © Albertszki Tamás © Albertszki Tamás +25

Funeral Home in Dabas / L.Art Architectural Office

02:00 - 17 August, 2015
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári
© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári

© Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári © Dorottya Sára Ligetvári +22

Batthyány László Institute for the Blind / A4 Studio

18:00 - 31 July, 2015
Courtesy of A4 Studio
Courtesy of A4 Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Mátyás király utca 29, 1162 Hungary
  • Architect in Charge

    Géza Kendik, Zoltán Papp, Orsolya Maza, Viktória Dóczy, Sándor Gombár
  • Constructor

  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of A4 Studio

Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio Courtesy of A4 Studio +24

The Vision of a Village / Csécsei Ákos

02:00 - 31 July, 2015
© Frikker Zsolt
© Frikker Zsolt

© Frikker Zsolt © Frikker Zsolt © Frikker Zsolt © Frikker Zsolt +25

MenoMenoPiu Proposes a Circular Form for the House of Hungarian Music

08:00 - 14 June, 2015
Exterior. Image Courtesy of +imgs
Exterior. Image Courtesy of +imgs

Envisioning the House of Hungarian Music as the new center of distribution within Liget Park, MenoMenoPiu Architects proposed a circular form for the concert hall, facilitating circulation to and from the museum and within the park. Although not the final winner of the Liget-Budapest Competition, “The Circle” demonstrates an interesting organizational strategy and perspective on sound. 

Music Hall. Image Courtesy of +imgs Aerial View. Image Courtesy of +imgs Entrance. Image Courtesy of +imgs Exhibition Space. Image Courtesy of +imgs +14

Dekoratio Branding & Design Studio / Dekoratio

15:00 - 29 May, 2015
© Balint Jaksa
© Balint Jaksa

© Balint Jaksa © Balint Jaksa © Balint Jaksa © Balint Jaksa +26