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Ethnographic Museum in Budapest Voted Best Public Building in the World

Ethnographic Museum in Budapest Voted Best Public Building in the World

Get ready to witness a true architectural marvel in the heart of Budapest. The new Ethnographic Museum, part of the Liget Budapest Project, has been crowned as one of the best public buildings in the world by the prestigious International Property Awards.

The Hungarian architectural firm Napur Architect has created a masterpiece that seamlessly blends with the surrounding Városliget (City Park) while offering a modern and innovative design. The museum, which replaces the former Ötvenhatosok tér (Square of the ’56ers) car park, has already garnered international recognition for its exceptional project management, quality, innovation, unique design, and dedication to sustainability.

As you explore the museum, you’ll be amazed by its dynamic yet simple lines that perfectly complement the park’s attributes and connect with the urban fabric. The building boasts an impressive 34,000 square meters of space, with 60% of it underground, allowing the green surfaces covering its roof to serve as an inviting communal space for visitors.

Inside, you’ll find a treasure trove of ethnographic collections from the Carpathian Basin and every corner of the world. With 250,000 items on display, the museum offers a comprehensive and spectacular presentation of Hungary’s rich cultural heritage. The facility also includes a children’s museum, library, archives, conference room, and ample space for temporary and permanent exhibitions.

The Ethnographic Museum is not the only international accolade received by the Liget Budapest Project. In 2017, it was voted Europe’s best major urban development project at the MIPIM property exhibition and expo in Cannes. This recognition highlights the project’s significance in enhancing Budapest’s position on the European cultural map.

As you plan your visit to Budapest, make sure to add the Ethnographic Museum to your must-see list. This architectural gem, nestled in the beautiful Városliget, promises an unforgettable experience that combines world-class design with a fascinating glimpse into Hungary’s rich cultural heritage. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of the best public buildings in the world during your stay in this enchanting city.

Image source: https://ligetbudapest.hu/

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