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Budapest finalises plans for US$277m cultural museum quarter

Final plans for Europe’s largest museum development have been revealed with new renderings released for the HUF75bn (US$277m, €235m, £183m) cultural quarter known as Park Budapest in Hungary.

Following the judge’s selection, which was narrowed down from more than 500 anonymous applications, the Museum of Ethnography will be built in line with plans by French architecture practice Vallet de Martinis DIID Architectes, while Japanese firm Sou Fujimoto Architects has designed the House of Hungarian Music. Hungarian firm KÖZTI Architects & Engineers marked double success with both the PhotoMuseum and Museum of Hungarian Architecture being built according to its designs.

Scheduled to be completed by 2018, plans still have to be finalised for the quarter’s Budapest National Gallery and Ludwig Museum because the committee had "not found any entry suitable for implementation based on the assessment criteria."

Built within the framework of Budapest’s largest park, Városliget, the development will see old buildings onsite demolished, with around 65 per cent of the park’s green space retained. Work on the development is scheduled for 2016, with the first museum to open in March 2018.

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Final plans for Europe’s largest museum development have been revealed with new renderings released for the HUF75bn (US$277m, €235m, £183m) cultural quarter known as Park Budapest in Hungary. Following the judge’s selection, which was narrowed down from more than 500 anonymous applications, the Museum of Ethnography will be built in line with plans by French architecture practice Vallet de Martinis DIID Architectes, while Japanese firm Sou Fujimoto Architects has designed
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KÖZTI Architects & Engineers have designed both the PhotoMuseum and Museum of Hungarian Architecture / Park Budapest
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