The US architecture firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro has won an international tender to design the new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest.
The new museum will be constructed on the site of an old railway maintenance depot in District X.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro said its architectural plan for the museum would juxtapose the industrial heritage of the site with modern exhibition spaces.
During an earlier visit to the brownfield site, Diller Scofidio + Renfro partner Benjamin Gilmartin called the depot a “thrilling, exciting building”, one that is “heroic and dramatic”.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro was one of thirteen foreign and Hungarian architecture firms to submit designs in the tender.
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