Architects: Napur Architect
Area: 34000 m²
Photographer: László Incze / György Palkó
Beside the House of Music Hungary by Sou Fujimoto, within the Liget cultural development outside Budapest, stands this new ethnographic museum designed by Napur Architect, winner of an international competition held for the purpose in 2016. In the museum’s possession are some 250,000 objects representing popular cultures of different continents and dating from the 17th century to the present.
e new building of the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest City Park (Városliget) was opened (on 23/05/2022). The multiple-award-winning new museum building – which is part of Europe’s largest urban-cultural development called Liget Budapest Project – designed by FERENCZ, Marcel; Napur Architect – has dynamic yet simple lines simultaneously harmonized with the park environment and communicating with the surrounding urban area. The City Park (Városliget) is a familiar venue for the Museum of Ethnography: its collection debuted here at the 1896 Millennium Exhibition. The City Park (Városliget) is not an entirely unknown venue for the Museum of Ethnography, since it was here in 1896, at the National Millennium Exhibition.
Laid our under the gently curving green roof – which is intended to serve as a large public space – are galleries for temporary and permanente exhibitions, a bookstore, a restaurant, a library, a documentation center, and venues for events. The building’s glazed facade incorporates aluminum pieces whose decorative patterns are based on ethnographic motifs.
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