O’Donnell + Tuomey uses “surgical strategy” to link new and old buildings of Budapest university

As part of a huge revamp of the Central European University, Irish architecture firm O’Donnell + Tuomey has added a new limestone-clad building to a street in downtown Budapest. The firm led by architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey is completely overhauling the graduate school, with a masterplan that involves linking up historic structures and courtyards with new limestone-clad

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Napur Architect wins Budapest museum contest with huge skateboard-ramp design

Hungarian firm Napur Architect has been selected ahead of BIG, OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects to design a major new museum in Budapest’s City Park (+ slideshow). Budapest-based Napur Architect was selected ahead of 14 other firms for the Museum of Ethnography, which will be built alongside a concert hall by Sou Fujimoto and a national art gallery More

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Bjarke, Rem and Zaha battle to join Sou Fujimoto and SANAA at Budapest museum park

BIG, OMA and Zaha Hadid Architects have all been shortlisted to design a major new museum in Budapest, which will be built alongside cultural buildings by SANAA and Sou Fujimoto. Fifteen architecture studios have been named on the shortlist for the new Museum of Ethnography, also including MVRDV, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Bernard Tschumi Architects and Dominique Perrault Architecture. The list is completed by GMP More

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SANAA chosen over Snøhetta in Budapest gallery competition

Japanese studio SANAA has seen off competition from Norwegian firm Snøhetta to design a new national gallery in Budapest’s City Park. The SANAA-designed National Gallery of Hungary is one of five new museums to be built in the park as part of regeneration project called Liget Budapest. It will stand on the site of the Petőfi Events Hall and is expected […]

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Snøhetta and SANAA share first place in Budapest museum contest

Norwegian firm Snøhetta and Japanese studio SANAA have been awarded joint first place in a competition to design one of the five new museums planned for Budapest’s City Park (+ slideshow). The two firms were both named winners of the contest to design the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, although only one will be built. […]

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Construction starts on O’Donnell + Tuomey’s Budapest university redesign

News: work has begun on a redevelopment of Budapest’s Central European University by Irish firm O’Donnell + Tuomey, winners of this year’s RIBA Royal Gold Medal (+ slideshow). Dublin-based O’Donnell + Tuomey are collaborating with Hungarian architectural and engineering firm M-Teampannon on the project to refurbish and extend Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) – a US- and Hungarian-accredited graduate school specialising in social sciences and humanities. Related story: […]
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Sou Fujimoto to create House of Hungarian Music at new Budapest museum park

News: Sou Fujimoto is one of three architects that have been selected to design buildings for a Hungarian museum complex in Budapest’s City Park (+ slideshow). Sou Fujimoto’s design for the House of Hungarian Music was selected via an anonymous competition process to become one of five new museums planned for a park just outside Budapest’s city […]
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Cavernous Budapest metro stations feature concrete lattice overhead

Criss-crossing concrete beams brace the excavated walls of two new stations that have been added to the metro network in Budapest by local studio Spora Architects. The stations developed by Spora Architects are among ten that will be added along the Hungarian city’s new 7.34-kilometre M4 metro line, which connects the city’s South-Buda district with the […]
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