MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY

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.

 

CLIENT

LOCATION

STATUS

PERIOD

CONSULTANTS

AWARDS

Government of Hungary

Budapest

Competition Completed

2014

AECOM, Max Fordham, Metaphor, Gross Max

3rd Place, UIA Competition