Mark of excellence for Hungarian architects

The Museum of Ethnography in Városliget (City Park) of Budapest has been chosen to be „Best Public Service Architecture" in Europe by the judging panel of the International Property Awards. Architects Marcel Ferencz – a regular member of HAA - and György Détári take pride in the project's striking design, shaped like a skateboard ramp and intended to give visitors ample space both indoors and outdoors. 
A green roof is going to adorn the site, meant to serve as an open gathering space for the public and frame an existing monument for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It is described by architects Marcel Ferencz and György Détári as a "21st-century Baroque frame". Called by them as the Gate of the City Park - which is being renewed according to the Liget Budapest Project of the Hungarian Government - it is going to contain several floors of exhibition galleries at both ends and an expansive open space at the centre. The Museum is going to house more than 200,000 ethnographic artefacts, a quarter of which includes international material and it also runs the largest archive of the profession containing archived documents, more than 400,000 historical photographs, manuscripts, sound archives and film library. The museum library is a reference library of European rank. The museum's traditional ethnographic collection of national character is internationally outstanding, while its pottery, textile and costume collections are the largest collections of this kind in Europe. For the first time since the foundation of the museum - for over 140 years now - it has become possible to permanently place the museum in a building worthy for the collection and to be built specifically for this function.
Marcel Ferencz and György Détári (both from the office, Napur Architect Ltd., Budapest) were also responsible for the architecture of Duna Arena, where the FINA World Championships were held in 2017.
January 21, 2019