Museum of Ethnography, Budapest, Hungary

3rd Place, International Competition, 2014

The design for Budapest’s Museum of Ethnography developed from an awareness of the museum’s role as a civic building in a historic European city and as a social institution in the twenty-first century. The buildings external form makes sensitive contextual connections while establishing the institutions civic presence within the urban context of the city. Its spatial arrangement provides a flexible home for the display of artefacts, research and education that promotes a spirit of dialogue, interaction and discovery.


Located within Budapest’s Peoples Park, the interior metaphorically takes on the character of a terraced landscape. This continuous interior allows the visitor to experience the museum’s collection and facilities while moving through an ever-changing landscape of spaces, light conditions and artefacts.

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