This project is LEAD’s 3rd place winning entry for the open international Liget Budapest architectural design competition for the Hungarian Museum of Architecture & FotoMuseum Budapest, for which 110 entries were received globally in Phase 1, and 5 teams shortlisted to move on to the next round.
Budapest’s beautifully renovated City Park, with its upcoming series of brand new and cutting edge Museum Buildings, will transforms Hungary’s Capital into one of Europe’s new cultural tourism destinations.
LEAD’s proposal consists of two museums, the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and the FotoMuseum Budapest, that simultaneously function as architectural emblems and as a gate to the Cultural Park.
The organically undulating, colourful roofs lift up their edges, inviting people to explore and discover the unique and precious collections carefully housed inside.
Both sister buildings, similar in form and appearance but distinctive in content and personality, communicate with each other and their surroundings using the Ötvenhatosok Square as a focal point for dialogue between City and Park. Source by LEAD (Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design).
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Architects: LEAD (Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design)
Design Team (Phase 1): Kristof Crolla, Julien Klisz, Vincent Ip, Alex Ng, Albert Lo, Amos Chan
Design Team (Phase 2): Kristof Crolla, Julien Klisz, Adam Fingrut, Harmony Wong, Emily Yan, Vincent Ip, Elspeth Lee
Structure, M&E: Buro Happold
Quantity Surveyor: Sentient
Exhibition Consultant: Checkpointmedia
Client: The Liget Budapest International Design Competition, Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and Városliget Zrt
Article by Marco Rinaldi