New Museum of Ethnography

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Cultural
  • Company/Firm
    NAPUR Architect LtD.
  • Lead Designer
    Marcel FERENCZ
  • Architect
    NAPUR Architect LtD.
  • Interior Designer
    Czakó Építész Ltd.
  • Const. Company
    ZÁÉV Építöipari Zrt. and Magyar Építö Zrt.
  • Photo Credit
    György PALKÓ @gyorgypalko; László INCZE
  • Location
    Budapest, Hungary_Városliget (City Park), Ötvenhatosok tere
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The new Museum of Ethnography welcomes visitors with its spectacular exhibitions.The incomparable building with its design evoking a pair of nearly embracing hillsides is distinguished by its unique facade decoration of almost half a million pixels presenting a contemporary adaptation of ethnographic motifs, as well as by its huge roof garden from the highest point of which a stunning panorama opens up.Sixty percent of the structure is under ground level, and thanks to the landscaped roof and the transparency of the sections over the ground, the new museum is adapted to its environment in its scale too. The grass-covered roof area will be a pleasant community space awaiting visitors to Városliget. The new functions and flexible spaces of the modern and state-of-the-art museum building will facilitate the understanding of the historical heritage embodied by the collection as well as the various aspects of contemporary society.The Museum of Ethnography is already recognized as one of the most exciting contemporary building in the continent. It has won the fiercely contested title of World’s Best Architecture and Europian Best Public Building at the 2018 International Property Awards.

NAPUR Architect LtD is a family-founded (1992-) multi-generation intellectual and professional architectural workshop. Since its inception, the company has been involved in architectural design and accumulated decades of experience as a lead designer in turnkey projects from concept to completion. The firm has numerous outstanding architectural works, received many architectural awards, and committed to architectural quality. Our mission is to execute the design of turnkey projects of unique, unrepeatable architectural appearance and function for both our domestic and foreign clients.

Other prizes
2020 PRO ARCHITECTURA Award for Designing “DEM Centre for Sustainable Energy” 2019 "Space / Strength" II. National Architecture Salon - Audience Award 2018 International Property Awards – Europian Best Public Building - Museum of Ethnography, Budapest 2018 International Property Awards – World’s Best Architecture - Museum of Ethnography, Budapest 2017 Tierney Clark Award – Duna Arena 2017 17th.-FINA World Champoinships Architectural Designer of the Duna Arena 2013 YBL Miklós Award 2011 HG.HU_DESIGN AWARD „Finalista” 2010 UNIVERSITY of DEBRECEN PUBLICATION AWARD 2009 PRO ARCHITECTURA Award for Designing “Bad HUN” 1997 FANTONI DIPLOMA Award 1996 BUILDING Development Award